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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's First Date Was Basically Straight Out of a Rom-Com

Just when we thought we couldn't love them any more.

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Photography by: Mike Coppola

Ever since we collaborated on their gorgeous Charleston wedding, we've been big fans of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively and their enviable relationship. But before love, before marriage, before sweet baby James in the baby carriage, the two were just friends (yes, that was a not-so-subtle reference to one of Reynolds' films), and during a recent interview with People on SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Deadpool special, Reynolds shared the details of their first date.


The now-power couple met on the set of The Green Lantern, and "were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends."

That all changed about a year later, when the actor and actress went on a double-date—paired up with two other people. "She was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl," Reynolds recalled, "and it was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across."


Starting out as friends and falling for the other person on a double-date? It's basically When Harry Met Sally, IRL. And like any good romantic comedy, that first date led to their happily ever after, starting with a wedding in September 2012, a baby girl in 2014, and lots of laughs in-between.


A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on Feb 6, 2016 at 8:15am PST


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