Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Fell in Love on Double Date
Hollywood couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively realized they were meant to be together on a double date – with other people. Reynolds and Lively became pals while filming Green Lantern together, but there was no romance until they met on an awkward date after the movie wrapped.
“About a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and we were both single we went on a double date,” Reynolds told SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio. “She was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl and it was, like, the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks.” The couple wed in September 2012, and the actor insists their friendship-first approach to romance has made their marriage perfect. “We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship,” he added. Reynolds, who is 11 years older than his wife, was previously married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011. You can see Reynolds step into some new superhero tights in Deadpool, in theaters February 12.