Ryan Reynolds on pursuing Blake Lively: ‘I was just begging her to sleep with me’

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Ryan Reynolds recalled how he made the first move on Blake Lively. The actor, who met his now-wife on the set of 2011's superhero film Green Lantern, joked that he was “begging” her to sleep with him before they began dating.

The 44-year-old Deadpool hunk opened up about his love life when speaking to Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett in the Monday, July 19, 2021 episode of SmartLess podcast. “I met Blake on the darkest crease in the anus of the universe called Green Lantern,” he first recounted.

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend the “Final Portrait” New York Screening at Guggenheim Museum on March 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images)

“We were friends and buddies and about a year and a half later we went on a double date but we were dating separate people,” he detailed. “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.' We got on the train and rode together and then I was just begging her to sleep with me.”

Reynolds went on to explain that the romance moved quickly. “Honestly, it was kind of one of those silly sort of … like out of a fairy tale,” he raved. “Like a week later, I was like, ‘We should buy a house together.' And we did.”

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images)

Before dating Blake, Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2010. Blake, meanwhile, was in a romantic relationship with her former Gossip Girl co-star, Penn Badgley. The former couple, however, also parted ways in the same year.


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