He said: "That was the most awkward date for the respective partners, because [Blake and I] were just, like, fireworks." CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds fell in love on a date - with other people After watching the clip of 39-year-old Ryan's interview, star Blake joked: "It went well for him, there were no fireworks for me! When we got to know each other, we got to know each other friends. '" Blake confirmed they were expecting again at the Cannes Film Festival And it wasn't until more than a year after becoming friends that the penny finally dropped for them both.
So we were both single and we were still trying to find each other's… Blake continued: "It was like, 'Oh, hey, wait, we could date!
The actor was featured prominently during the Super Bowl this past Sunday (in a Hyundai commercial); he is also featured prominently on wife Blake Lively’s Instagram this week; he’s singing “Ironic” (by ex-fiancée Alanis Morissette) on morning shows; he’s talking about daughter James a whole lot.
The two would, of course, eventually got married in September 2012.
But for Reynolds, it holds a great deal of sentimental value, because it's where he met his wife, Blake Lively.
At first, the two actors were just "buddies," Reynolds says.
Just watch the look on Ryan's face as he talks about Blake in this throwback video from an old interview, and you can tell that he always knew she was special.
In 1996, he co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch.“We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends,” Reynolds said.Who these other two individuals on the double date, and why hasn’t one of them written some sort of personal essay: “I Was There When Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Fell in Love, and It Kind of Did a Number on My Self-Esteem and I Wince Whenever I See Paparazzi Photos of Them, but Ultimately, It’s Cool, I’m Happy for Them, and I’m Glad I Was Sort of Able to Play a Part in It? Also, we know this is pure conjecture, but Lively was dating Leonardo Di Caprio before she started dating Reynolds, which means, yes, maybe—could it be?They've got an adorable daughter (with another kid on the way), a happy marriage full of romantic gestures, and even a movie-ready story about how they fell in love.(They were on a double date—with other people—when they realized there were sparks between them.)And even though Blake was dating her in 2010), it's obvious there was some sort of chemistry between them from the start.