Ryan Reynolds recalls 'awkward' first date with wife Blake Lively

Published Thursday, Feb 11 2016, 16:19 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ryan Reynolds has finally spilled the beans about how he and wife Blake Lively got together and it was on a very awkward first date.

Earlier this week, Ryan and Blake were giving us all #RelationshipGoals on the red carpet, but their perfect romance didn't exactly start out without a hitch.

In fact, their first date saw the pair venture out on a double date, but they were actually attached to different people...

 Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street
10 February

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Opening up to Entertainment Weekly, Ryan revealed he and Blake reconnected a year after striking up a friendship on the set of their joint movie Green Lantern.

They decided to double date, but as the night went on they realised they were actually more into each other than the people they had brought along with them. Imagine being the girl that missed out on marrying Ryan Reynolds...

Ryan recalled: "About a year after Green Lantern we were both single and we went on a double date.

"She was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl and it was just the most awkward date for the respective parties, because we were like fireworks across [the table]."

He was asked if that was the moment he realised Blake was the one for him and Ryan gushed it was. Cute.

He added: "We were buddies for a long time. I think the best way to start a relationship is as friends."

Being pals before dating seems to be the key to their relationship as the pair are now completely loved-up, having tied the knot and welcomed their first baby.

Blake gave birth to the couple's daughter James on 16 December 2014 - with Ryan only recently revealing James' exact birth date as she turned one two months ago.

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