Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds regularly make headlines for their powerhouse movie projects and humorous couple moments. They tend to poke fun at each other on social media while supporting each other in their careers. The couple are pretty private, but Reynolds recently offered some insight into how his wife “runs the show” in the home where they are raising their daughters.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds delighted fans with their relationship
Lively and Reynolds met on the set of The Green Lantern, but it took a while for the romantic sparks to fly. Some time later, the couple finally went on a date — a double date, in which they were each paired with someone else. It may have taken a while to go from co-workers to friends to lovers, but once they took the plunge, the relationship accelerated. They got married a year later, in 2012. Since then, they have delighted fans with their banter.
Although Lively is best known to some for her performances in dramas, you’d never know by how well she can handle her prankster hubby. The couple roasted each other online. Notable examples include Reynolds using Lively’s birthday — which happens to be the same as Billy Ray Cyrus’ — to wish the singer a happy birthday while barely mentioning his wife. Lively, in response, “lovingly” posted a photo of Reynolds on her birthday – but chose one that showed her finger in the nose.
The back and forth has become a fan favorite part of the relationship.
Ryan Reynolds Says Blake Lively ‘Runs the Show’ When It Comes to Their Daughters
After getting married in 2012, Reynolds and Lively began to expand their family. They welcomed their first daughter (James) in 2014. In 2016, their second daughter, Inez, was born. In 2019, the news of the birth of their third daughter was announced while Reynolds was away to promote his film free guy. Rumors swirled that he had missed the delivery, but the truth was that they had simply kept it a secret for months. Via their good friend Taylor Swift, the name of Lively-Reynolds’ third daughter became public: Betty.
This bit of privacy is in line with their general approach to parenthood in the public eye. They only share brief moments and details about their personal lives. But Reynolds provided some interesting insight into their family life during an appearance with David Letterman (above).
As Letterman and Reynolds stand in front of a food stall, Reynolds looks a bit confused and frazzled. “Blake, full disclosure, really showed me how to do all of this,” he explains. “Who’s running the show here?” Letterman quips. Without missing a beat, Reynolds emphatically points to his wife’s skills: “Blake runs the show. I really would call if it wasn’t for her. “[She has] higher standards,” he adds.
When Letterman asks Reynolds how he would manage for a few weeks alone with his three daughters, Reynolds says it would be “exciting” at first, but would quickly miss the “division of labor” he and his wife put on. in place.
How did their childhood shape Reynolds and Lively’s parenting style?
If we want more insight into how Reynolds and Lively parent their daughters together, Glamor highlights their childhood. Reynolds reveals parenting all girls is a bit of a surprise after coming from a family of four boys, of which he was the youngest. “I just try to be as present as possible,” Reynolds says, noting how he and Lively travel together and take turns shooting projects.
As for Lively, she certainly draws inspiration from her own experiences as a child growing up in an entertainment family. Her father, Ernie Lively, is known for TV shows like The west wingwhile his sister starred in the 80s comedy teenage witch. Learning to see what it takes to balance work in entertainment with the rest of life has given Lively a blueprint for the success we see in her own family.
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