I'm usually not one to gape at other women's husbands or the fathers of their gorgeous children, but Blake Lively already has such great hair and, at least judging by her Instagram feed, a simply glorious enough life that I'm sure she won't mind if we drool over her husband, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds for just a minute. Reynolds is like the goofy kid in high school who made fart jokes during assemblies but somehow managed to make every girl secretly swoon. Which is why it makes sense that even when he's joking around, Ryan Reynolds is the sexiest dad ever.
Parenting, and parenting a daughter no less, takes a sense of humor and a little charm, so it makes sense that from the looks of their social media accounts and interview appearances, he and wife Lively have got this mom and dad thing on lock. That's a good thing, too, since the couple recently announced that they were expecting another baby very soon.
Sources told People magazine that Lively and Reynolds were excited that their 16 month old daughter, James, was going to have an older sibling. Reynolds has said that having a kid was a "massive change" and joked on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon that it had done him a favor. "I mean, scientifically speaking, what's sexier than a man that fornicates, produces children, and then looks surprised about it?" Reynolds said.
Maybe he's right. Here are all the times that Reynolds blew us away with his parenting finesse and cool-dad moves:
When He Let His Daughter Win
"Thumb wrestling isn't always fair," Reynolds joked in a caption on his Instagram account last year, coupled with a photo of his daughter's tiny hand grabbing his thumb. "Curiously, my hand is the small one."
OK, fine, he definitely wins this one. But at least he knows she could beat him someday.
When He Revealed His Daughter's Nickname For Him
For some reason, joking that he's no longer cool and that his daughter calls him "mama" makes him even more endearing. Get those dad jeans on, Ryan.
When He Made Everyone's Heart Explode
When He Defended His Daughter's Name
When the Internet flipped over his daughter's name (ICYMI, it's "James") because everyone thought it was too "male," Reynolds told everyone to chill out.
"In the spectrum of weird celebrity baby names, I feel like we're not really breaking any new ground here," he said in an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain back in February. "I mean, I didn't call her Summer Squash Meadow Lark, or something."
By the way, "James" was also his Reynolds' father's name, who died late last year, so have some respect.
When He Showed That He Still Makes Time For Date Night
Sometimes it just can't be about the kids.
When He Wore This Dorky-Sexy Baby Carrier
What else can you say?
When He Admitted He's Totally Hooked
In his People magazine "Sexiest Dad" cover story back in February, Reynolds explained,
I don’t have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter’s finger. I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world.
When He Made Us All LOL With This Real Tweet
That's realistic parenting, guys, and Reynold's is totally nailing it — with a killer sense of humor, no less.
Is This Cheating?
OK, so scoping bikes isn't exactly being a dad. But are dads' supposed to be this fine? No, no they aren't.
Not taking himself, or parenting, too seriously seems to be the key to Reynolds' sexy dad appeal. In other news, badass Blake Lively is one lucky woman.