Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are the cutest couple in existence. The two met while filming the Green Lantern, and sparks flew when they went on a double date. Oh, they weren’t with each other, they were on dates with other people! Ryan admits that he had an "idiotic Hallmark-card cliche" romance with her early on. He did say that he asked the Blake to dance in an empty restaurant, on a really late evening in Tribeca and knew instantly. He explains, “It was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, 'Oh, I think I just crossed a line.' And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don't really need to go into what happened after that."
Again, after the joke, he goes on to say, “No, we were such good friends for so long and we both got to know each other as friends so when we were both single, we were still trying to find each other's [perfect date] — 'Oh, who would be good for you?' We'd sit around being like, 'Oh jeez, do you know anyone?' And it didn't click for, I mean, a good year and a half. Like, 'Oh hey, wait, hold on. We could date!'"
Now the two have two kids together and are inseparable! We’ll always be jealous of the two, but one thing stands about them all, aside from their attractiveness, and that is their gift-giving! Ryan is a pro when it comes to gifts and here are fifteen gifts that prove it.
15 He Gave Her An 18-Karat Cupid's Arrow Earring That Cost $1700
This arrow earring was Blake’s 2017 Valentine’s gift. The 18-karat Anita Ko bauble features 0.20 carats of hand-set diamonds and creates the illusion of an arrow piercing through the earlobe. It is quite the earring. Too bad it costs $1700. Oh, Blake, our husbands can’t afford that.
"My husband was so excited about my Valentine's Day gift that he gave it to me early," she explains. "But I love this because it's also like Valentine's Day; it's an arrow. The Cupid got me very bad with him. I have it very, very bad for my husband, so it's a nice representation of that for me, that's why I loved it." She is so in love with her husband that we are jealous all over again. What a man he must be! You gotta know that he is super sweet to her when they are alone for her to talk like that about him.
14 He Gave Her A "Mrs. Reynolds" Ring That Cost $950
Blake Lively has two rings from Ryan that we are aware of concerning their wedding. This one seems the more sentimental of the two. She was seen with it on many occasions and even wears it on her right hand when wearing other rings. The ring is a 14k yellow gold band with cursive writing and a single jewel. The lower level of diamonds is a separate ring. She has posted it on Instagram a few times over the months as it was purchased for her in July of 2016 while Blake was pregnant with her second child, Ines. But just last year, Alison Lou started making this ring that cost $950. That isn’t incredibly cheap, but for a wedding ring it really isn’t that bad either. It’s definitely one to consider for your fiancée if you can afford it. It isn’t too gaudy but it still looks expensive. How perfect!
13 He Got Her A Diamond Ring That Cost
Now that we’ve gotten the more sentimental of the two, let’s move to the more stunning one. This ring is a whopper of a piece of rock. When the two got married in September of 2012, Ryan bought her a giant diamond wedding ring that Ryan had designed himself. Forevermark Diamonds jeweller Adelaide Polk-Bauman told Celebuzz, “The ring is an oval cut diamond, roughly 12 carat total weight depending on the way it was cut. Depending on clarity and color, I would say at the minimum this retails for $1.2million, but closer to $2 million. It looks particularly brilliant.”
$2 million? Most of us won’t make $2 million dollars in our entire lifetime and here Ryan is buying his lovely wife a ring that cost that much. This has to be one of her most prized possessions to this day. A woman’s engagement ring, if chosen by their husband especially, will forever be meaningful.
12 He Bought Her Enough Flowers For A Queen On Mother's Day
Wait, he does flowers too? Is he even human? Every girl wants flowers from their guy, even a practical woman like Blake. Back in May of 2016, Blake Lively posted a photo of some gorgeous flowers to her Instagram with the caption that acknowledged her mother and sister, and the fact that Ryan treated her to all the flowers.
But they weren’t just flowers; they were a lot of flowers. The bouquets were from Ryan Reynolds, her husband, as a gift to her. She was sweet enough to share them with the world and dedicate them to her mom and sister. How amazing that she would do that, but what else can you expect from the beauty? Ryan won big this time and showed his wife exactly how proud of her he was for raising their two children.
11 He Gives Her Complete Security
This might seem silly, but how many guys can be so secure in their relationship that they have no problem watching her kiss other men? When asked about it, he said, "I don't mind that as much. I don't mean that in a creepy way. What people don't realize is, there are 50 or 60 tired, hungry, overworked crew members standing directly behind them."
As for her, well Deadpool went a little too far: “It’s kind of torture these days, because I’m on a plane and everywhere I look there’s my husband in a montage throughout the holidays with another woman – because everyone wants to watch Deadpool on a plane. My daughter goes ‘Dada’ and is hugging and kissing the screen and waving at him and doesn’t understand why he isn’t waving back.” With all that coming at him (though we don’t blame her) it’s amazing that he can remain so chill about her romantic scenes.
10 He Brought Her Some Decadent Chocolate Cookies With Milk
Ryan Reynolds got himself in a bit of trouble with wife Blake Lively when he appeared on Conan in 2017. That night, Conan asked him, “I've got to ask you, you have two daughters and a wife at the house... That's a lot of ladies, right?" O'Brien asked. "That's an intense situation."
“That's a lot of ladies. A lot of estrogen," Reynolds agreed, publicly confirming that the baby was a girl. "I'll pour some cereal in the morning and there's like a tiny shoe in there. That's a choking hazard for me!" The fact that he messed up was confirmed that night when Blake Lively posted this photo on her Instagram with, "The ways I know that @vancityreynolds got himself into huge trouble on @teamcoco tonight: Not only did he come home with my true love, @levain_bakery cookies, but he personally toasted them for me and brought me a cup of milk WITH ICE. Literal brownie points.”
9 He Gave Her A Song To Welcome James
Isn’t it sweet when your husband gives you music to go along with your life? He’ll play "Pretty Woman" as you’re walking down the street. Or "I Will Always Love You" on a date, right? Maybe traditionally, but this couple is far from traditional. While Blake was in labor with their first child, he played the most insane song. “I jammed a little Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On.’ It was like steak knives came out of her eyes,” Reynolds told Meyers. “Real bad, yeah. But she was a mercenary. I think I just caught her right in the middle of a contraction.”
To be fair, she loved it and laughed the whole time! The point is, he knew exactly how to calm her and help her ease the pain. But the doctor did get so tickled that she almost dropped the baby, according to Blake. Clearly, one of Ryan's best gifts is his ability to make his wife laugh and distract her from hard times.
8 He Gives The Gift Of Teasing Her Lovingly On Instagram
This might seem completely cruel, but in their relationship, this is a gift – a gift that proves the security of the couple. This is a photo of Blake Lively on set for a movie looking really awful, bless her. Ryan decided to post it to Instagram and tag it #nofilter for the world to see. When everyone says it they were flabbergasted that he would post something so offensive about a random woman on the streets. But then they found out it was none other than Blake Lively herself and everyone simultaneous sighed. If she were insecure then it would be an evil thing to do. But since she is so secure with the love of her life, it’s hilarious. We all know she’s one of the most gorgeous women on the face of this earth. The sarcasm in the photo proves that Ryan believes she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever met.
7 He Gave Her Some Terribly Decorated Christmas Cookies
Turns out, he should stick with buying delicious brownie cookies because he is not the baker in the family. We all know that the family loves food, especially Blake, and she is an amazing cook. So for Christmas, Ryan wanted to make her some Christmas cookies. They must have been a huge fail because, yikes! Those cookies are unsightly. She writes, "@vancityreynolds made some Christmas cookies...He’s verrry handsome though."
The thought is what matters though because he really did try to give her a sweet Christmas present. Any woman would give up anything to have a man that would at least attempt to make her cookies. Rumor has it, his cookies were perfect and these are James’ attempt. But do you really think they’d let her use the oven? No. More than likely Ryan spread that rumor to try to lay the blame on his toddler. Sounds just like him!
6 He Introduced Her To His Family By Treating Everyone To A Thanksgiving Dinner
On Thanksgiving of 2011, no one was certain that Ryan and Blake were dating. But it just so happens that they were, and he was spending time with her family over the holidays. It’s hard to get a guy to even meet your parents, let alone get a millionaire to spend Thanksgiving with your whole family! A year later, they were married, so perhaps this is when he announced to her family that he was marrying her. It’s like one of his rom-coms all over again!
The two spent a lot of time in Utah where her family lives in 2011-2012. At one point they were even seen at Johnson Mill (that her sister owns), the bed-and-breakfast in Midway, Utah, getting very cozy. In a lot of ways, the visit to Utah during the holiday season of 2011-2012 was the first gift that Ryan ever gave Blake. Now if that isn’t special, then I don’t know what is.
5 He Continues To Troll Her Mercilessly Online
We all know that Ryan Reynolds is a huge troll. But one of his best moves yet was when he gave her the gift that keeps on giving. On her birthday in 2017, he posted a photo on Instagram that said, “Happy Birthday to my amazing wife.” Sweet, right? Yeah, only he cropped her out of the photo. You know the laugh she got was what was amazing! She kind of deserved it as a few months earlier she uploaded a photo of him at a concert that said, “Congratulations to the most influential person in my life. The best man I know. You deserve this @time 100 honor... If only my husband wasn't blocking you in this shot. I'm so sorry @johnlegend” Burn! And on his birthday she uploaded one of Ryan Gosling that Reynolds had been cropped out of! These two people are the best couple that has ever lived!
4 He Got Her An Adorable Dog
Trust us, guys; if your girl likes dogs and you get her a puppy in a preferred breed, you have a shoo-in to be hers forever. And you’ll definitely earn her heart forever. Though this one is just a rumor, it is believed that Blake’s dog which she claimed was the best thing to happen to her the year she got it was given to her by her husband. When the dog was a pup, she was seen with Blake playing fetch at the park. This isn’t her only dog, but we believe it is her favorite. And why would it be if it wasn’t Ryan that gave it to her?
She has always liked dogs and still loves her very first dog she ever got (which was rescued by her family). So you can imagine how thrilled she was when she first laid eyes on the little Irish Red Setter.
3 He Gave Her The Gift Of Being An Amazing Father To His Two Daughters
What better gift can a husband give than to be a good father? Hint: there is none. He gave her (and vice versa) two beautiful children, who, they both love dearly. They are rarely seen with the girls as they prefer to keep that life private. But what about those mean tweets that Ryan sends out? Well, Blake says, “When he says ‘my daughter,’ he’s never, ever talking about her. Everything is a completely made-up scenario," she said. "He’ll run them by me sometimes just to make me laugh. But oh, I’m so in love with him when he writes that stuff. I mean, I’m in love with him most of the time, but especially with that.”
He's very conscious and treats his daughters like queens. He is always watching his language and being as fair as possible. He won’t even use the word “bossy” because he believes it’s demeaning to women.
2 The Best Gift She Ever Received Was A Video He Made Her For Her Birthday
Here is the best gift that Blake ever received from Ryan said in her own words. She said he gave her “a video of all the people that had made an impact in her life for my birthday from my husband.” Is that not the sweetest thing that you’ve ever heard? It gets better. You know that she loves handmade gifts as she is constantly baking, which made Ryan deem their house the Blakery. But even more so, she once made him she also said that the best gift she’s ever given which was “a collection of short stories written by loved ones for my husband.”
The two are the best gift-givers that ever graces this earth and this sweet exchange proves that once and for all. Anyone can buy rings and meet the parents. But it takes a special, loving person to create a video filled with that much emotion and thought. Looks like Ryan will always be a winner.
1 He Regularly Lets Her Know How Much He Appreciates Her
After years together, couples can get a bit under-appreciative of each other. But Ryan Reynolds refuses to stop seeing Blake as his queen and realizes that she has made him a better man. "She always responds with empathy,” he explains how she’s helped him the most. “She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy. She’ll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were 5 or 6 years old. And she’s made me a more empathetic person. I had a very fractured relationship with my father. Before he [passed], she made me remember things I didn't want to remember. She made me remember the good times."
What wouldn’t you give for a guy to give a speech like that about you? Trust us when we say that this is far from the only speech that he has given in her honor. He can’t stop singing her praises in interviews and is someone who every man should look up to.