When it comes to the current crop of Hollywood power couples, there may not be any that are more beloved than Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. Especially likable on social media and when they appear on talk shows, it truly seems like it would be a joy to have either actor in your personal life.
Despite how much the general public obviously enjoys following the lives of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, the fact remains that most people still have a lot to learn about them. On top of that, interviews should be a great opportunity to learn more about both actors but they often are so busy joking around that they reveal very little.
For those reasons, it is time to take a look at this list of 20 little-known facts about Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
20 Ryan Reynolds Used To Work In A Grocery Store
Even though Ryan Reynolds is a big star who gets paid a lot of money to appear in major movies, earlier in his life he had to find other ways to make money.
For that reason, during his youth, he took a job working at a grocery store. Of course, that makes all the sense in the world but it seems hard to imagine him stocking aisles.
19 Blake Lively Has Never Had A Drink
When it comes to the characters Blake Lively has played throughout her career, many of them would be right at home spending their nights in bars. On the other hand, as she told Vogue magazine, she has never had a single drink in her life.
She then went on to brag that she is no stranger to eyebrow-raising substances, however, as she has smuggled cooking spices into America.
18 Ryan Reynolds Loves Riding Motorcycles
Evidently the type of person who enjoys feeling exhilarated, Ryan Reynolds has revealed that he really likes riding motorcycles.
In fact, the guy loves hitting the road on motorcycles so much that he owns three different bikes, a customized 2005 Harley-Davidson Springer Softail, a 2006 Ducati Sport 1000, and a 2005 Confederate.
17 Blake Lively Was Teased On The Set Of The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2
While Ryan Reynolds enjoys motorcycles, Blake Lively probably isn’t a big fan judging by the fact that she once crashed a moped during her first day shooting a film.
Worse yet, due to the fact that her moped mishap on the set of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 was witnessed by many people, she was teased for being accident prone for the rest of the shoot.
16 Ryan Reynolds No Longer Likes Skydiving
"I'm falling to the ground thinking that it was great and then I pulled my cord and, nothing..."
Ryan recalled his horrible skydiving experience, Digital Spy reports, adding, "I'm up there thinking, 'When I pull this reserve and nothing happens, that's it - I'm still alive but I'm already dead.'"
If that didn't put him off, a month later his teacher’s chute didn’t work and he passed away.
15 Fans Helped Blake Lively Get Her Gossip Girl Role
When it comes to actors, it is fascinating to think about how different someone’s career would be if they didn’t land their most notable roles. For instance, who knows where Blake Lively would be if she didn’t star in Gossip Girl?
For that reason, she should be very thankful that fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants campaigned for her to play Serena van der Woodsen.
14 They Carefully Consider Their Schedules
As any working parent knows, balancing your work and home life can be challenging. For actors like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, they often have to travel the world for their work so remaining a consistent part of their kids' lives takes planning.
Fortunately, money isn’t a problem for them so they make sure that their filming schedules don’t overlap.
13 Blake Learned To Act In An Interesting way
Even though many famous people owe their parents a debt of gratitude, that is especially true for Blake Lively. This is the case because her dad is an actor, her mom is a talent manager, and both of them taught acting classes on the side.
Because her parents didn’t want to leave her with a babysitter, Blake went to those classes and learned the “drills” of acting.
12 One Movie Stuck With Ryan Reynolds In A Bad Way
In an ideal world, an actor leaves every film project having learned about themselves or picked up a new skill. Sadly, when Ryan Reynolds finished filming the movie Buried, in which he played a character who’d been buried alive in a coffin-sized box, it had a negative effect on him.
Stuck inside that box for hours on end while he shot that movie, that experience left Reynolds afraid of enclosed spaces.
11 Ryan Reynolds Was Very Emotional When His First Daughter Was Born
When it comes to experiences that are bound to change a person forever, welcoming a child into the world definitely qualifies. For that reason, it is totally understandable that Ryan Reynolds was overcome with emotion when his first daughter entered the world.
Open about how he reacted to those feelings, Reynolds said he cried so hard that he “was moved to instant sprinkler head,” People reports.
10 Blake Lively Started School Really Early
Obviously someone who is blessed with remarkable looks, even as a child Blake Lively stood out because she was tall enough that people assumed she was much older than her actual age.
As a result, her mother got away with having her start school at three years old simply by pretending she was twice that age.
9 Ryan Reynolds Turned Down A Really Notable Role Early In His Career
One of those rare shows that really managed to connect with its audience, many Buffy the Vampire Slayer viewers were colossal fans of the series.
With that in mind, Ryan Reynolds must have been kicking himself when that show became a hit since he turned down an offer to play Xander because he “didn’t want to play a guy in high school,” as PopSugar reports.
8 Blake Can’t Stand Something Unusual Ryan Does
From what we can tell from things Blake and Ryan have expressed during interviews or on social media, both of them seem to be delighted with their marriage.
However, during an appearance on the always hilarious Graham Norton Show, Ryan revealed he does the "movie trailer voice" at home all the time and it drives Blake "nuts."
7 Alanis MorissetteWrote A Song About Ryan Reynolds
Before Ryan married Blake, he was seriously involved with Scarlett Johansson and Alanis Morissette. Actually engaged to Morissette at one point, when they broke up she clearly was deeply saddened to no longer have him in her life.
So much so, she wrote, recorded, and released a heartbreaking song called “Torch” in which she mourned the end of their relationship.
6 Blake's First Audition Was Highly Unusual
Earlier in this list, we touched on the fact that Blake Lively's parents taught her the basics of acting. Amazingly enough, however, they clearly didn’t explain the audition process to her.
As a result, when she tried out to star in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants she walked in, gave them her photo, and left. Fortunately for her, this caught the attention of her future bosses.
5 Ryan Reynolds Wasn’t Always A Celebrated Actor
Given the fact that Ryan Reynolds is one of the most celebrated actors in the world, you’d probably think that he always was a natural in that arena. Of course, the realities of life often are different from what we imagine.
For instance, Reynolds once failed a drama class, which is something his friend Hugh Jackman has mocked him for.
4 Blake Lively Is Okay With Only One Woman Hitting On Ryan Reynolds
Due to the fact that Blake Lively is married to a Hollywood hunk, she must know that people throw themselves at him. While it seems safe to assume she doesn’t love that fact, there is one person who can hit on Reynolds with Lively’s approval.
Speaking about her hero Martha Stewart, Lively told People, “That’s the only woman that can creep up on my man and I would be okay with it.”
3 Ryan Reynolds Was Rocked By A Family Member's Betrayal
When Ryan and Blake welcomed their first child, it should have been a moment of pure joy for them. Instead, it resulted in heartache for Ryan.
He revealed to GQ, “A guy that I’d known for my whole life, one of my closest friends growing up, he had been shopping pictures of my baby around.”
Reynolds wrote off the friend, which he said felt “like a death.”
2 Blake Lively’s Wedding Dress Got Damaged
Just like most brides, Blake Lively cared about her wedding gown but during her big day, she got too close to a sparkler and burned the back of her dress!
Very upset about that fact at first, her husband pointed out that now she’d “always remember that moment with Florence [Welch] singing and the sparklers,” as Grazia reports. The burn is now her “favorite part of the dress.”
1 Lively And Reynolds Went On A Double Date While They Were With Other Partners
Ryan and Blake met when they co-starred in Green Lantern. Their chemistry was obvious but they couldn’t get involved since they were dating other people. Opting to be friends, they once went on a double date with their respective partners.
Speaking about that experience, Reynolds said it was “the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across,” Cosmopolitan reports.
Sources: People, Grazia, Digital Spy, GQ, Pop Sugar