Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds will never forget their first date.
It was a double date.
“She was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl,” Ryan tells Life Stories. “That was the most awkward date because we were just like fireworks coming across.”
They first met on the set of Green Lantern. Blake was then dating Pen Badgley while Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson.
Ryan and Blake saw each other as buddies.
“I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life,” says Blake. “That was the biggest thing to me. I’d never known anything like the friendship I had with him.”
Ryan had struggled with depression and anxiety his whole life. When his marriage to Scarlett fell apart, Ryan turned to Blake for support.
She offered him unconditional friendship as he processed his divorce.
They were hanging out in a small restaurant when a realization hit them.
It happened when Ryan asked Blake for a dance.
“No one was in there, so it was just totally empty,” Ryan recalls. “And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like ‘Oh, I think I just crossed a line.’”
He knew she was the one.
A year later, they were married and now they have kids – two daughters and a third baby on the way.
They live in a farmhouse outside of New York City to protect their family’s privacy.
When Ryan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his acceptance speech sums up the life he has now with Blake.
“You are the best thing, the best thing that has ever happened to me. You make everything better, I mean absolutely everything in my life better, you’ve given us two of the most incredible children that I could ever hope to have. You’ve made me the father of my dreams, when I thought I only had “fun uncle” potential so, thank you, I love you.”