In a new interview, Ryan Reynolds explains how quickly things changed when he started dating Blake Lively
When you know, you know – at least it does when Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively decide to buy a house together very soon after starting dating. In a new interview, Reynolds details how their first relationship quickly evolved, describing it as “like coming out of a fairy tale,” and basically be prepared to sigh in a very dreamy way.
“I met Blake on the darkest anus crease in the universe called Green Lantern,” Reynolds told Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett on the 2011 superhero movie SmartLess podcast in which the couple played. “We were friends and buddies and about a year and a half later we had a double date but we were dating different people.
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Reynolds explains that he and his future wife “hung out” and “always kept in touch, but casually” before things got romantic.
“The next thing you know, she was going to Boston, I was going to Boston and I said, ‘Well, I’m going to ride with you. “We got on the train and we rode together,” he said. “I was just begging her to sleep with me.” Assuming that last bit was said with Reynolds’ trademark sarcasm.
He says he took the first step and jokes that he played on Lively’s emotions to get her attention. “I used a little tear stick so I could make the tears flow… then I would tell a little sob story about my life.”
Then, he shares exactly how quickly things got serious once the two officially started dating.
“A week later, I was like, ‘We should buy a house together,’” he said. “And we did.”
This probably doesn’t shock fans of the pair. They are clearly still in love with each other, almost nine years after their marriage, and that’s probably because they like to hang out on the internet.
No, seriously – these two have convinced me that the couple who laugh at each other on social media are staying together. Take Reynolds’ predominantly sappy and gushing message in honor of his wife, mum to their three little daughters, for Mother’s Day. He writes the equivalent of a Hallmark card praising Lively for being “the heart and soul of every moment shared by this family.” Then he goes back to his usual voice and tells the world, “I could never have predicted that anonymous sex in the airport bathroom would lead to this. Or how you would hire Dog The Bounty Hunter to find me.
For her part, Lively recently published an article about her husband helping her color her hair at home, writing: “This time I fucked my hairdresser.”
And who can forget the birthdays spent making fun of each other or Reynolds posting supposedly unflattering photos of Lively (I’m sorry, but no photo of this woman is unflattering). They are masters in the art of not taking themselves too seriously and it is really adorable. Seems like everything was meant to be right from the start.