Celeb News

Ryan Reynolds reveals how he knew Blake Lively was “the one”

The actor and father-of-two reveals the moment he knew Blake Lively would be his wife

Blake Lively Ryan Reynolds

The actor has revealed the moment he first knew that wife Blake Lively was “the one” for him in an interview with GQ magazine.

“Probably after the sex!” he joked. Then he spilled on the real story.

“No, we were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that’s open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, ‘Want to dance?’

"No one was in there, so it was just totally empty. And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, ‘Oh, I think I just crossed a line.’"

“I mean, I always imagined that would happen, and then it happened,” he shares. “Every idiotic Hallmark-card cliché is true.”

And the actor says he is truly happy about the direction in which his life is headed after welcoming his second daughter into the world.

“I’m on the precipice of having a real American family,” he said.

Meanwhile, the actor has also opened up about suffering a secret nervous breakdown after the cameras stopped rolling on Deadpool.

“I felt like I was on some schooner in the middle of a white squall the whole time,” he told the publication of the tumultuous time he had filming the comic anti-hero flick. “It just never stopped.”

“When it finally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown.

“I literally had the shakes.”

-Check out Ryan dishing the dirt on his nude fight scene in Deadpool in the clip below. Post continues...

Ryan says *Deadpool* was very taxing on his nerves.
Ryan says Deadpool was very taxing on his nerves.

Ryan, who had portrayed the comic anti-hero in a previous film to much media and fan criticism, says the pressure on him to get it right this time was immense.

The actor very vocally opposed the way Deadpool had been written in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and had spent 11 years campaigning to do the character justice in a new film.

And it was that pressure that was crushing, with the father of two saying it was extremely “hard” on his “nervous system”.

He feels "vindicated" after the film's huge success.
He feels "vindicated" after the film's huge success.

“I went to see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something,” he revealed.“And every doctor said, ‘You have anxiety’.”

The 40-year-old actor says he was so stressed over ensuring the character was true to the comics, and not the sanitised version the studio originally wanted him to present.

And he says the movie’s huge success has come with a “certain vindication”.

Ryan is currently working on the sequel of the film.

This story originally appeared on Woman's Day Australia

read more from