As people always tend to choose a partner who they share significant things with, a higher percentage of these people get to meet their significant others in their lines of duty. There are many cases of this, specifically in the movie acting world where actors and filmmakers tend to marry each other while any one of them who gets involved with another from outside of the industry is viewed as being an exception. Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are a perfect example of Hollywood stars who met each other in their lines of duty, with their coming together being reminiscent of that of Angelina Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt.
With both of them being A-list actors, Lively and Reynolds are what can be described as a modern-day Hollywood power couple. The pair have since gone ahead to start a relationship and family that is the envy of both their fans and their colleagues as their status in the industry is not the only thing about them that complement each other. Read on to find out more about how the two actors met each other as well as other details about their relationship.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’s Love Story
Thanks to her role in The CW’s series Gossip Girl, Blake Lively, who received multiple Teen Choice Awards for her performance on the show was a very well known face in Hollywood. Ryan Reynolds, on the other hand, had made a name for himself in Hollywood thanks to roles in films like Just Friends ( 2005) alongside Amy Smart and Anna Faris, Smokin’ Aces (2006) alongside Ray Liotta, and opposite Sandra Bullock in The Proposal (2009).
But despite all their exploits in Hollywood, Blake Lively only got to first meet her husband in early 2010 after they were cast to appear in the DC Comics superhero film Green Lantern (2011). Reynolds was slated to play Hal Jordan, a test pilot for the Ferris Aircraft Company who qualifies to become the first earthman ever inducted into an intergalactic peacekeeping force while Lively portrayed the character of Carol Ferris, the vice president of Ferris Aircraft and long-time love interest of Jordan.
Despite the two playing each other’s love interest in the film, they were reported to both be seeing other people at the time, hence the reason why tabloids did not make a big deal of their on-screen relationship as they would usually do. Ryan was at the time married to actress Scarlett Johansson while Blake was dating her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley. But despite their individual relationships, both parties have maintained that they became good friends as soon as they met.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Reynolds famously said that in the year following Green Lantern’s release, after he had finalized divorce proceedings with Scarlett and Blake was single, they would both go out on double dates with other people. He admitted to the double date being somewhat awkward due to the fact that it was obvious they had feelings for each other. Regardless of the other people in their lives, the two would soon later go ahead an embrace their feelings for one another, thus leading to them quickly get married.
Just over a year after Green Lantern was released to mainly negative reviews, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds exchanged marital vows at a surprise wedding on the 9th of September, 2012, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds have remained together ever since they tied the nut although rumors have for a long time been swirling that they might be parting ways. The latest phase of rumors to have hit the fan was prompted by the break up of Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum, however, the pair were quick to rubbish the claim as they appeared side by side each other on the red carpet with Reynolds’ mother.
Regardless of what the future holds for the couple, Lively and Reynolds would forever be attached to each other as they have welcomed two daughters to daughters to the world, the firstborn in December 2014 while the second was welcomed in September 2016. In Ma 2019, it was revealed that the couple is expecting their third child, an indication that as it stands, their bond remains very tight.