Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have it all: looks, fame, money, but perhaps most importantly, love—for what they do and for each other.
The couple, who wed back in 2012 and share two daughters together, James, 3, and Inez, 23 months, are as rock steady and enamored with each other since they first started dating in late 2011 after meeting on the set of Green Lantern the previous year.
A big part of their public personas, however, do live online, with the pair constantly teasing one another on social media. But Lively, 31, revealed during a recent press day for A Simple Favor that the pair’s hilarious back-and-forths on social media aren’t just for show; she and Reynolds, 41, like to tease each other in real life as well.
“We poke fun at each other,” Lively said. “All day long we joke around with each other because that’s my best friend.”
Indeed, Lively recently posted a photo with her husband from his launch event of Aviation Gin. “Best friend. Owner of @aviationgin. Sexy AF. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid,” she captioned the slideshow.
“They have such a solid relationship,” a source recently told Us Weekly of the pair. “They truly couldn’t be happier and more in love.”
In a 2015 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Canada, researchers found that it’s advisable to marry your best friend, because it’s the partnership aspect of relationships that help marriages last a long time, versus the romantic side of things.
“We do think it’s more about that social relationship than the legal status,” researcher Shawn Grover told the Huffington Post. “Marriage, in a sense, is a super friendship.”
Though the pair definitely give off plenty of star wattage, they both prefer to stay out of the limelight when they’re not working or, say, promoting Lively’s upcoming flick, A Simple Favor, out on September 14. That to say that they keep their personal lives private, and most especially for the sake of their two young daughters.
“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,” Lively previously told Glamour. “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.”
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