Ryan Reynolds Reveals Key to Lasting Marriage with Blake Lively

Exploring the bedrock of Ryan Reynolds' successful marriage.

by Nouman Rasool
Ryan Reynolds Reveals Key to Lasting Marriage with Blake Lively
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are one of Hollywood's favorite celebrity couples, relying on pockets full from their successful careers, extending it into a long-lasting marriage. Recently, Reynolds shared his insights into what makes his marriage with Lively so successful in an interview with People while discussing his long-standing friendship with fellow actor Hugh Jackman.

Reynolds added, though, that it's good intentions and concern for one another that makes any powerful relationship last, be it a friendship like his with Jackman or a marriage. "I'm genuinely invested in the other person, but it's taken very seriously both on the work and personal ends.

So, I'm invested in the other person, uh, genuinely. I want them to thrive. It's the same way I feel with Blake—when I root for her, I know she's rooting for me, and that's why we're so connected," he explained.

Foundation of Friendship

It is not the first time Reynolds is expressing the sentiment; he has always brought out the importance of friendship in his marriage.

He had told Entertainment Tonight that, apart from the romantic part of it, liking one another as friends is critical. "We don't take each other too seriously, but then we're friends. Falling in love is great, but do you like each other? That's kind of of the question you have to ask yourself, you know, going into it.

We've always liked each other. We grow together. We learn from each other. So yeah, I'm lucky to have a buddy in that," Reynolds said. The couple's romance blossomed out of a genuine friendship, which started unexpectedly during their collaboration on the 2011 film Green Lantern.

Recalling those days, Reynolds shared a humorous anecdote on Entertainment Weekly's Sirius XM radio show in February 2016 about how they were both involved with other people during a double date. "I remember it was funny because for about a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and all that stuff, we were both single,” Reynolds recounted.

“We went on a double date—she was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl. That was the most awkward date for them probably because we were just like fireworks coming across. Yeah, it was like this first weird date—but we were buddies for a long time.

I think it’s the best way to have a relationship to start as friends”. Reynolds' perspective offers a fresh take on celebrity relationships, focusing on friendship as the core component of a successful and lasting partnership.

His open discussions about his marriage with Lively not only captivate their fans but also inspire couples everywhere with a blueprint for building a strong, enduring connection.

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