Hollywood boasts of several celebrity power couples and one of the most notable amongst them is the duo of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Both superstar actors, Lively and Reynolds have featured in numerous popular movies over the years, including the DC superhero film Green Lantern, which featured both of them. The couple has also diversified their interests to other creative pursuits while managing to build up a beautiful family in the process.
Such feats have endeared them to many fans around the globe. They are also a big hit on social media thanks to their penchant for trolling at each other. Lively and her husband will undoubtedly be around for the longest of time and as we enjoy their talents, let us uncover who is richer between the two and who is older.
Ryan Reynolds is Four Times Richer Than Wife
Before becoming the movie star that we all know today, Ryan Reynolds was just a little boy who grew up in Canada. He got his career start by featuring in several productions in his motherland before switching over to Hollywood. Today, Reynolds is one of the most popular actors in the industry, and his notable movie credits include The Proposal, Woman in Gold, Life, and Buried. He also portrays the beloved anti-hero, Deadpool, in the DC universe.
Such a fantastic career means that Reynolds has grown to become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. He earned $2 million for the first Deadpool movie and received an additional $12 million from box office profits and back-end compensation. In 2020, Reynolds made $20 million apiece for the two films that he did for Netflix, namely Six Underground and Red Notice. He is still signed on to do another Netflix movie meaning that another $20 million check is undoubtedly on the way.
Away from movies, the dashing Reynolds has pocketed seven-figure checks from endorsement deals with the likes of Armani Code Absolu fragrance. He is also a budding businessman and has acquired a stake in Aviation American Gin and mint mobile (wireless service provider). The actor’s latest acquisition is joint ownership of the Welsh football club, Wrexham AFC. All these have enabled him to build up a net worth of $150 million.
On Blake Lively’s part, she is not worth as much as $150 million but is certainly doing well for herself. This is to be expected given that she resumed her acting career at an early age. Lively made her professional debut at the age of 10, appearing in the 1998 film Sandman. From there, she was able to garner other decent roles before getting her breakthrough on the teen series Gossip Girl, which she spearheaded for six years.
Gossip Girl is now over, but Lively has gone on to make a name for herself with roles in movies such as The Age of Adaline, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Savages, and The Shallows. These movie gigs have fetched her much money. She was reportedly paid as much as $60,000 for each Gossip Girl episode, making for a total of $7.26 million. She was also paid $800,000 for the 2018 movie, A Simple Favour. The actress further took home million-dollar checks from endorsement deals with the likes of Gucci and L’Oréal Paris.
Blake Lively is Eleven Years Younger Than Her Husband
Ryan Reynolds hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was born on the 23rd of October 1976. This makes him eleven years older than his wife, who was born on the 25th of August 1987 in Los Angeles, California. Unlike his wife, Reynolds hails from a relatively “ordinary family” as his dad was a food wholesaler while his mom was a retail saleswoman. The actor has three older brothers, two of who work in law enforcement.
Lively, on the other hand, hails from a showbiz family with her parents and siblings all involved in the entertainment industry in one way or the other. It, therefore, meant that she came in contact with the industry at an early age as she had to follow her parents to the various acting classes that they taught. While hanging out in these classes, the little Lively picked up some basic skills and gained a tremendous amount of self-confidence. She, therefore, quickly made her professional debut at the age of 10.
The Two Hollywood Stars Commenced a Relationship after Meeting in 2011 While Shooting Green Lantern
The 2011 superhero film, Green Lantern, may have been a box-office bomb, but if there was one good thing it achieved, it gave us the golden couple that is Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Before featuring in that movie, where they were incidentally love interests, Reynolds was married to superstar actress Scarlett Johansson while Blake Lively was going strong with her Gossip Girl co-star, Penn Bagley. Both relationships sadly ended in 2010, and both Lively and Reynolds found themselves single. They stayed like that for several months and eventually began dating in October 2011. From dating, the couple got engaged and, by September 2012, tied the knot.
The wedding ceremony was all hush-hush and was held at the Boone Hall plantation in South Carolina. Blake stunned in a Marchesa gown while her groom wore a Burberry suit. Several years down the line and the love story between Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds keeps on waxing stronger. The couple has welcomed three daughters, including two named James and Inez. They regularly storm the red carpet together and also make time to support each other’s projects. Lively and her husband are also notorious for trolling each other online, which has made them quite lovable. Hollywood has never been known for its lasting romances but Lively and her husband are making theirs work. The actress frequently describes Reynolds as her best friend and has revealed that she loves growing with him.
She has also stated that they never take on movie projects at the same time. This is to ensure that whoever is not working can travel with the family to be with the other on set. When not on the road, the couple and their daughters make their home in Pound Ridge, New York, where they own a mansion worth $5.6 million. Described as an old-school colonial house, the couple’s home measures 8,892 square feet and has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. There are not many specific details on the home’s interiors, but it will be spectacular given the snippets we can see on the couple’s social media accounts.
- Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of Hollywood’s foremost power couples.
- They first met on the set of Green Lantern (2011) and have been together since then.
- They tied the knot in 2012 and now have three children
- The superstar couple has earned millions of dollars from their acting careers.
- They have also earned big windfalls from endorsement deals with the likes of Gucci and Armani.
- Reynolds has been able to amass a wealth of $150 million which makes him four times richer than his wife, Lively, who is worth $30 million.
- The Canadian-born Reynolds (b. 1976) is also 11 years older than his wife who was born in 1987.
Quick Comparison of the Superstar Couple
|Blake Lively||Ryan Reynolds|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches (1.78m)||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Net Worth||$30 million||$150 million|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California||Vancouver, Canada|
|No. of Movie Appearances||17||50|
|Total Movie Gross||$925.1 million||$6 billion|