Blake Lively Explains Why Her Marriage to Ryan Reynolds Works Especially in Hollywood

Blake RyanThe stars, who first met on the set of ‘Green Lantern,’ married in September 2012. (

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively aren’t exactly ones to be shy about their relationship, but it’s quite rare to find a bond of their caliber in Hollywood. The actress once again proved that point on Monday, October 16, while stopping by Good Morning America to promote her new movie, All I See Is You.

“In general, it’s nice to have somebody who understands what you’re doing,” she said of Reynolds supporting her craft. “Especially because our job is so weird. We have to be married to other people, and it’s all so strange. It’s still strange.”

She added to the GMA crew, “It’s never normal, even when we’re both doing it.”

The spouses are thankfully able to leave work on set. “It’s helpful to know that when you’re acting like you’re in a relationship with someone [else], that’s not what’s actually happening,” she mused. “Because I have friends who are married to people who aren’t in the business, and they’re like, “Oh, so you’re not actually making love in that scene?!” And I’m like, “No… definitely not. No. So those elements are helpful.”

Lively elaborated in a recent cover story how she and her husband have managed to steadily grow in their respective careers—despite now having two infant daughters.

“We don’t work at the same time,” the Gossip Girl alum told Glamour. “I admire people who find that what fulfills them is their art or their work, but what fulfills both me and my husband is our family. Knowing that, everything else comes second. We’ve each given up stuff we loved in order to not work at the same time. I’m fortunate to be in a place now where I get to find the material—a book or script—early and develop it. I know ahead of time that I’m going to be working on this job at this time. And we can plan around it.”

She’s similarly found a workaround with her husband’s funny tweeting habits. “Luckily I lost my password to Twitter like a year and a half ago, so I haven’t been able to keep up,” she jokingly concluded on Monday. “So everybody’s always asking me about it, and I say ‘oh my god, he said what?!’ He’s so funny… [He needs] a lot of therapy.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.