Ryan Reynolds Shares Secret to 10-Year Marriage with Blake Lively: Friendship First

Celebrating 10 years of marriage, Reynolds reveals the key to his fruitful partnership with Lively.

Ryan Reynolds discussed his ten-year marriage to Blake Lively in a recent People interview, equating long-lasting friendships with long-lasting Hollywood partnerships.

Talking with his close friend Hugh Jackman, Reynolds offered his observations on what makes partnerships endure in the public eye.

“Having a partner or getting married is not too different from the secret sauce to a long-lasting Hollywood friendship,” Reynolds told Jackman.

“All the time, I am pulling for you. Your victory is what I want. About Blake, I have the same sentiments. We are so connected because, even while I am rooting for her, I am aware that she is rooting for me.

Reynolds has talked about the value of friendship in his marriage before. Reynolds stressed in an Entertainment Tonight interview from November 2021 the need to like one another beyond love.

“We’re pals as well as not taking each other too seriously. Love is wonderful, but are you that into each other? Kind of the question you have to ask yourself before you start. Since then, we have enjoyed one another. We advance individually. Together, we pick up knowledge. Indeed, I’m fortunate to have a friend in that regard, he said.

Looking back on their early connection, Reynolds related a funny story about how he and Lively went from friends to romantic partners in a February 2016 appearance on Entertainment Weekly’s Sirius XM radio show.

“It was funny because we were both single for about a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and all that stuff,” Reynolds recalled.

“We went on a double date, with me going on a date with a female and her going on a date with another guy. From their point of view, it was the most uncomfortable date because we were like fireworks coming across. Indeed, it was similar to this strange first [date], although we had been friends for a long time. Being friends first is, in my opinion, the ideal approach to building a relationship.

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