Celebrity seem almost mythological, don’t they? With their perfectly coiffed hair, effervescent smiles, and on fleek style, it’s hard for mere mortals to relate to them. The only time celebrities feel human (aside from their appearance in the “Just Like Us” series) is when they let their dorky side shine in a relationship. I love seeing couples post ridiculous selfies, engage in a funny Twitter exchange, and brag about their partners during interviews. And no couple does this better than Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
These two give me major relationship enjoy, but also serious relationship goals thanks to their sense of humor and their true love for each other. Both Lively and Reynolds seem to make their relationship a top priority and are endlessly supportive of each other. Not to mention, they love to tease one another. (Have you seen their photoshop pranks?) And their relationship became even more admirable after the birth of their daughter James. From sharing pictures of the proud papa “thumb wrestling” with his new baby girl and talking about how much parenthood has changed them, Lively and Reynolds are officially every couple’s inspiration. These 13 times they gave us #relationshipgoals are worth looking over when you are wondering how to keep the spark alive with your SO.
1. That Time Ryan Made Fatherhood 10 Times More Lovely
Having a baby can put a strain on relationships for sure, but, as Reynolds has pointed out, it also makes them a million times better. “I used to tell her, ‘I would take a bullet for you. I could never love anything as much as I love you,’” Reynolds said about his wife during a February appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. “And the second I looked in that baby’s eyes, I knew in that exact moment that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.” Oh, heart eyes.
2. That Time Blake Played Maury Povich
Blake celebrated Father’s Day by sharing an adorable photo that was humorously captioned, “Since the day our baby was born, I’ve felt so strongly in my heart that you were most likely the father.” Granted, the pic of Ryan “holding” his child caused some controversy, but I’m sure he forgave her.
3. That Time Blake Gave Him A Loving Glance
Everything about the way she leans into him, smiling, like he’s all she’ll ever need? Give us all the heart eyes.
4. That Time Blake Got Competitive About Baby’s First Words
It’s something that happens between all new parents, but it’s even cuter coming from these two. Fighting over which name your kid is going to say first and pretending like you don’t care? Hilarious. "The word ‘dada’ is banned in our house,” the actresses jokingly told Jimmy Fallon.
5. That Time They Made Breakfast
I mean, come on. Don’t they look adorable and so proud of those eggs?
6. That Time Ryan Got Romantic On Twitter
7. That Time Ryan Called Out Blake’s Red Carpet Prowess
Any time your man calls you the Beyonce of anything, you’re officially #winning.
8. That Time Ryan Said This
He is so in love with Blake that it’s literally painful to hear about sometimes, and this is one of them. After being inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame last year, he spoke about Blake in his acceptance speech, noting that she is alien-like. “It’s like Macgyver had a baby with Brigitte Bardot,” he said. “The most interesting thing about me is her.”
9. That Time The Channeled Another Iconic Couple
Because if you’re going to be a Hollywood power couple, you should pay tribute to the original dream duo of Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski.
10. That Time They Knew Exactly What The Other Was Thinking
Smiling at the photographers and turning to look at each other at exactly the same time? It’s obvious the two of them are on the same wavelength and it’s incredibly sweet.
11. That Time Ryan Got Jealous On Twitter
It doesn’t get much more adorable than this. No one likes a crazy, jealous maniac, but when your guy jokingly reminds you that he’s still there while you’re off pretending to be in love with someone else, you know you’ve found the one.