You may think that since Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively co-starred in 2011’s Green Lantern and married a year later that they fell in love immediately — but that’s not the case.
Per Yahoo! Entertainment, Reynolds said he “met Blake on the darkest crease in the anus of the universe called Green Lantern. We were friends and buddies and then, about a year and a half later, we actually went out on a double date, but we were dating separate people.”
When they met on set in early 2010, Reynolds was still married to Scarlett Johansson, (his wife of two years) but they split in 2010. Lively was in a relationship with Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley for several years, but that also ended in 2010.
So after single Reynolds and Lively went on this double date, they ultimately fell for each other. “We hung out and kind of, you know, we always kind of kept in touch but sort of casually. And then next thing you know, she was going to Boston. I was going to Boston. So I was like, ‘I’ll ride with you,'” Reynolds recalled, then joked, “We got on the train and rode together and then I was just begging her to sleep with me.”
44-year-old Reynolds, who made the first move, noted that the romance moved quickly. “Honestly, it was kind of one of those silly sort of … like out of a fairy tale,” he said. “Like a week later, I was like, ‘We should buy a house together.’ And we did.”
Now they’ve been together almost a decade, which Reynolds described as “like 45 years in Hollywood terms.” The couple share three daughters: 6-year-old James, 4-year-old Inez, 4 and 1-year-old Betty, 1.