Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are undoubtedly America’s married sweethearts. From superhero movies to late-night talk shows, it seems like the pair has been everywhere for the past few years—and people can’t get enough of them. While the uber-famous couple is relatively private about the nitty gritty details of their relationship, it’s become a regular thing to hear them talk about each other. One thing’s for sure: They are very much in love, despite the pressures of raising two young children and being in the spotlight. Here, find out how they keep the passion and devotion alive. And if you’re thinking about getting married yourself, don’t miss this amazing and in-depth guide to finding the perfect ring at any budget.
One of the biggest secrets to the couple’s lasting love is something you hear pretty often with happy couples: They were friends before they became lovers. Reynolds explained how he and Lively got together on Entertainment Weekly‘s SiriusXM Deadpool special: “About a year after Green Lanternhad come and gone and we were both single we went on a double date—[Blake] was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl—and it was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across… We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends.”