Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are genuinely one of my favorite Hollywood couples. They’re funny, they seem down-to-earth, and they’re as relatable as two incredibly wealthy, good-looking people can be! But most of all, they seem to really dig each other, and I love that. You can sort of get a vibe from some couples, that they’re just not super into their partner, and that’s fine. To each their own! But it’s refreshing to see a couple just enjoy the crap out of each other. And sometimes, we get a little peek into their relationship.
And sometimes, that peek is so sweet it’ll bring tears to your eyes.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have two daughters, James and Inez. Ryan recently opened up about the incredibly touching reason they picked James for their oldest daughter’s name.
In an interview with Mr. Porter, Ryan credits Blake for helping fix his relationship with his father. He says, “My dad was a tough guy. He was good in many ways as well, but he was tough on us. This is not meant to be some sob story—everyone carries their own bag of rocks around and I am no different in that regard—but growing up in my house, it was never relaxing or easy and I know that, throughout my life, I’ve dealt with anxiety in different ways.”
According to Ryan, Blake really encouraged him to bond with his dad before his death in 2015. He said Blake has a “gift for foresight.” Luckily, Ryan’s dad got to meet James before he passed away. Guess what his name was? JAMES. They named their little girl after his dad.
Ryan continued, “It felt right. All family relationships come with some complications. For better or worse, all roads lead to here. At the end of the day, it’s easier to focus on the good stuff than the bad. My father died soon after my daughter was born, but he got to see her, which makes me happy.”
All together now: AWWWWWWW!
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