Ryan Reynolds Reveals What Makes His Relationship With Blake Lively Different Than His Past Relationships

Ryan Reynolds — aka Deadpool — has been performing on stage and in front of cameras since he was in high school. Like most of us, he dated around a bit before finally meeting and falling in love with the woman he married: Blake Lively.

Here’s what makes his current relationship different from all the ones that came before it — including the number of photos taken of him and his first wife (page 5) and the reason he only lasted two months with the woman he dated right before Lively (page 6).

Melissa Joan Hart was 2 years older than him

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart and Ryan Reynolds dated when they were teens. | Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

Ryan Reynolds and Melissa Joan Hart may have dated briefly while filming the Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie in the late ’90s. He was 17 at the time, and she was 19.

In contrast, Blake Lively is more than a decade younger than her husband. Reynolds was born in 1976, and Lively was born in 1987.

Next: Reynolds and Lively have been married since 2012, but he didn’t even last a year with this actress.

He and Taylor Howard only lasted 8 months

Ryan Reynolds

This relationship lasted just eight months. | Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

He and his Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place co-star Taylor Howard broke up after dating casually for less than a year. He reportedly started dating Lively in 2011, and they’ve now been married for over five years after dating for almost two.

Next: His engagement to this musician never worked out.

He and Alanis Morissette were engaged but never married

Alanis Morrisette and Ryan Reynolds

Alanis Morrisette and Ryan Reynolds were together for years. |  Evan Agostini/Getty Images

Even though Reynolds and Lively have stayed together for what feels like a lifetime, not all his past relationships followed the same path. He was engaged to Alanis Morissette for three years before they separated.

Next: He was married before, but it also didn’t last.

He was only married to Scarlett Johansson for 2 years …

Scarlett Johansson with her hair in a ponytail smiling

His marriage to Scarlett Johansson didn’t last. | Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Before Reynolds married Lively, he met and married actress Scarlett Johansson. While some may have hoped they would last, they divorced after just two years and started seeing other people. He and Lively met while he was still with his first wife, but they didn’t start dating until a year after they divorced.

Next: Could this explain why his first marriage ended so quickly?

… And there’s only 1 picture of them in public together

Scarlett Johansson with blonde hair

He and Scarlett Johansson only attended one public event together. | John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

There’s apparently only one photo of the two together — outside the 2010 Tony Awards, not long before they split. On the other hand, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have taken plenty of photos together in public — and they’re constantly calling out each other on social media.

Next: When couples don’t agree on a future together, they probably won’t last.

He wasn’t interested in settling down with Charlize Theron

Actress Charlize Theron

He wanted to keep things casual with Charlize Theron. | Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Apparently, Charlize Theron was much more interested in settling down than Reynolds was at the time. He allegedly only wanted to keep things “casual,” which clearly didn’t work out. They barely dated for two months before deciding to move on.

Next: They are “relationship goals.”

His marriage to Blake Lively is pretty amazing

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

They seem to have the perfect relationship. | Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

If you didn’t know Reynolds had a fling with Melissa Joan Hart or that he was married to Scarlett Johansson, that’s not surprising. He hasn’t tried to hide his past relationships. But it’s pretty obvious there’s something between him and Lively he hasn’t had with anyone else.

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