My roommates and I sat around the other day hungover in our shithole apartment and somberly asked each other which one person we’d choose to be reincarnated as in our next life. Names like Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Usain Bolt were initially tossed around. After a little more speculation, I settled on Ryan Reynolds–who seems to be the most self-aware Hollywood A-lister alive and has never had any bad press/drug or alcohol problems. Also, Blake Lively. I should have led with her.
Reynolds, who before marrying Lively has been linked to bombshells like Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Rachael Leigh Cook, and was even engaged to Alanis Moressette in 2005, recently sat down for an interview with GQ Magazine.
The 40-year-old discussed everything from his estranged relationship with his father to the decade long battle he fought to get Deadpool made to how he doesn’t gauge happiness based on professional success. The interview gives an insightful, sobering look into the life of one of the most famous people on the planet and if you got the time, check it out here.
If you’re pressed for time, however, I’ve taken the liberty of embedding the most bro-worthy chuck of information Reynolds revealed–how he hooked the beautiful Blake Lively, who he’s been married to since 2012.
When asked about the moment he knew Blake was the one, Reynolds responded:
Probably after the sex. No, we were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that’s open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, “Want to dance?” No one was in there, so it was just totally empty. And 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.
Do you remember the song?
I do, but I’m not gonna say. You’re shut out.
I choose to believe it was the Ying Yang Twins–Wait (The Whisper Song).
So now that you know that Reynolds boned one of the hottest women on the planet after the first date, here are some pics to remind you how awesome his life must be.