Ryan Reynolds’ Snarky Tweet Says Everything We Need to Know About His Marriage to Blake Lively
Tabloids trolled the couple, saying the couple are “struggling to spend quality time together,” People reports. However, a source told People, “They’re 1,000 percent solid and couldn’t be more in love.” What do you think? Are they in love, or are there signs of trouble in paradise? Page 6 is Reynolds’ sweet revenge.
1. This is how it all began
When asked why she married Reynolds, Lively told Marie Claire, “I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me. I’d never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him.”
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2. He said this about Lively’s presence on the red carpet
Reynolds also talked about his friendship roots with Lively when he told Entertainment Weekly how it was weird to finally date her after being buddies for a long time, Elite Daily reports. Reynolds also can’t wait to get back to his Lively after being away on set and that thinks she is the “Beyonce of red carpets,” according to Elite Daily.
And then there’s this tweet: “Being a Dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy-bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.”
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3. The couple’s kids will have a crazy collection of tweets for their scrapbook
Reynolds and Lively are trying to give their children a normal childhood. “Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had,” Lively told Marie Claire. “We don’t ever want to rob them of what we had, because we’d feel really selfish.”
While they strive for normalcy, it doesn’t mean they don’t have fun with parenthood at the same time. Reynolds had some fun being a new dad on Twitter with this epic tweet: “Damn it’s hard letting your infant daughter go somewhere alone for the first time. I was a total mess dropping her off at Burning Man.”
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4. Lively made this crack at Reynolds for Father’s Day
Reynolds isn’t the only one who’s poked fun at his parenthood, though. In 2015, Lively helped her husband celebrate his first Father’s Day by sharing a sweet picture of him and their daughter, James, on her Instagram account.
The photo itself, which shows James strapped to Reynolds’ chest in a baby carrier, is downright adorable. But the message that Lively shared along with it did help to temper the cheese factor.
Lively wrote, “Since the day our baby was born, I’ve felt so strongly in my heart that you were most likely the father.” Then, just to be clear that it was all in jest, she shared a slew of emojis, followed by a sweet hashtag: #ILoveYouSoMuchItsSilly.
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5. Lively reveals 1 thing that sometimes hurts the couple’s image
Reynolds and Lively like to joke around in public, but Lively revealed to Glamour one thing people may not know about the couple. “My husband and I are really shy people who express ourselves best when we’re acting, when we’re hiding as someone else. So the fact that very shy people have to share that shy person with the world — and are sometimes hurt by it — it’s very weird emotionally.”
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6. When critics attacked their marriage, Reynolds did this
Reynolds responded to critics using his best weapon: sarcasm. “I wish. I could use a little ‘me time,’” he tweeted in response to an IB Times India article that said the couple was struggling to spend “quality time.”
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7. Reynolds took to social media to settle a bet with his priest
Anyone who follows Reynolds and Lively on social media knows the couple are masters of snark. From hilarious birthday posts to Reynold’s take on the Kardashian pregnancies — “Can someone settle an argument between me and my priest? Which Kardashians are pregnant?” — clearly everything is fair game and funny.
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8. And infamous tweets
Lively and Reynolds are gaining quite a cult following for their social media posts alone. They take playful jabs at each other’s successes and have a dark comedic stance on parenting. If its in the media, it is fair game for this playful pair.
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9. Off with their heads!
Reynolds isn’t the first celebrity to wish his wife a happy birthday on social media. But he did find a unique and hilarious way to commemorate Lively’s 30th birthday.
On Aug. 25, 2017, Reynolds shared an image of the couple standing, and smiling, on the red carpet. And while he’s perfectly centered in the frame, Lively has been cropped so that only half her face and body are visible in the shot.
Reynolds captioned the picture, “Happy Birthday to my amazing wife.” The birthday salutations were a perfect mix of sweet and snarky, which is completely on brand for both actors.
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10. 2 can play that game
Lively has never been one to let her husband get the last laugh. And that proved to be true when she, too, acknowledged Reynolds’ birthday on her social media accounts. On Oct. 23, 2017, she let the world know she was celebrating her man on his big day by posting a message to him on Twitter.
The photo she shared was of Reynolds posing with another famous Hollywood heartthrob: Ryan Gosling. But Lively also gave her photo a creative cropping and cut half of her husband out of the picture.
“Happy birthday, baby,” she wrote. Fans, predictably, ate it up. And most agreed that in terms of the birthday wars, Lively managed to find the perfect way to get revenge.
Next: Reynolds makes sure everyone knows there is no filter on this photo.
Lively has made dozens of Best Dressed and Most Beautiful lists over the years. But for her 2019 film, The Rhythm Section, she’s embracing a more pared down look. Recent paparazzi snaps of Lively on set show the actress looking considerably frumpier than usual.
And when Reynolds saw the photo, he leaped at the chance to once again poke fun at his wife. He uploaded an image of Lively onto Instagram in all her in-character glory: shaggy hair, no make-up, and a frazzled disposition.
His commentary on the photo was minimal, yet sly: #NoFilter. Reynolds should probably be careful, though — there are undoubtedly less-than-flattering photos of him out there. And as far as Lively’s concerned, all bets are now likely off.
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12. Lively knows why their marriage works
Everyone wants to know the secret of exactly how these two make their marriage work. During an interview on Good Morning America, Lively said that being married to another actor certainly helps.
In general, it’s nice to have somebody who understands what you’re doing. Especially because our job is so weird. You have to be married to other people; it’s all so strange. It’s never normal, even when we’re both doing it, but it’s helpful to know when you’re acting that you’re in a relationship with someone that that’s not what’s actually happening. Because I have friends who aren’t married to someone who’s in the business, so they’re like, “Oh, so you’re not actually making love in that scene?!” And I’m like, “No, no, no, no, definitely not.”
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13. The couple benefited from being friends first
Reynolds and Lively have spoken at length about how there were such good pals before they began dating. The actress revealed to Entertainment Tonight that they still treat each other like friends and that’s been beneficial in their relationship.
In other relationships, if something came up, I would call my girlfriends or my sister, and say, “Hey, this is what he did — what should I do?” Where with him, we were friends for two years before we were ever dating. And I treat him like my girlfriend. I’m like, “Hey, this happened. It upset me. This is how I feel. What do I do?” And he does the same for me. He treats me like his best buddy.
Aw, could these two be any cuter?
Additional reporting by Katherine Webb and Michelle Kapusta.
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