A Definitive Timeline of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Super-Cute Relationship

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are a ridiculously good-looking match made in internet troll heaven (not to be confused with internet troll hell). Nine years and three kids later, these two jokesters are still crazy in love, and frankly, I’m jealous.

So let’s take a look back at how it all began, maybe pick up some ~relationship pointers~ along the way, and find out what Ryan had to say about naming their third child.

July 24, 2010

Blake and Ryan attend their first event together at Comic-Con to promote their movie Green Lantern, and for some reason, they don’t dress in cosplay. As you can tell from this photo, they are super-duper adorable—but the catch? Ryan is still married to Scarlett Johansson.

September 2010

Shit is going down! Blake breaks up with her boyfriend and Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley, but a source tells Us Weekly that “they’re still good friends and hang out on the set.” LOL, sure.

December 2010

More shit is going down! By which I mean Ryan and Scarlett end their marriage. Hmm, two breakups within mere months of each other? Coincidence? I THINK NOT. Sounds like something Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson would pull, if you ask me.

June 15, 2011

Ryan and Blake hit up the red-carpet premiere of Green Lantern and they look alllll kinds of cozy.

Sometime between June 2011 and October 2011

Blake and Ryan go on a double date, which he describes years later. And I don’t want to be dramatic, but this might be the best celebrity love story ever? “We were buddies then,” Ryan says. “I remember it was funny because for about a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and all that stuff, we were both single. We went on a double date. She was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl. That was the most awkward date [from their perspective] probably because we were just, like, fireworks coming across.”

But wait, there’s more! In a now-deleted Instagram post celebrating Ryan’s birthday a few years back, Blake revealed the actual restaurant where they fell in love:

Ryan also opened up about this moment, telling GQ, “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.”

October 22, 2011

Blake is spotted leaving Ryan’s apartment in Boston, and naturally, dating rumors begin to whip around in full force. Meanwhile, People claims the duo “are very much a couple” and “really happy together.”

December 12, 2011

Their relationship is pretty much undeniable when photos of the two of them holding hands after spending the holidays with Ryan’s family in Vancouver hit the internet. Consequently, Blake and Ryan spend the next year or so being hounded by the paps.

September 9, 2012

SURPRISE!!!!! Ryan and Blake shock everyone by getting married after just a year of dating. The wedding is super secret, but we know that it goes down at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and that Blake wears a wedding gown by Marchesa.

May 5, 2014

Blake and Ryan attend their first Met Gala together as a married couple. Feelings of extreme jealousy are normal at this point, don’t stress.

October 6, 2014

Blake announces on her now-defunct website, Preserve (RIP), that she and Ryan are expecting their first baby.

October 20, 2014

A few months later, the duo hits up another red carpet—only this time, Blake is pregnant and positively ~glowing~.

Late December 2015

Blake and Ryan welcome their daughter James into the world “just before the New Year!” But FYI, we don’t find out her name until March, when Ryan tells the Today show: “It’s James. Everyone knows. I didn’t want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media, because as we know, little girls turn into teenage girls and little teenage girls sometimes scan through the archives and go, ‘Why did you do that?’” (FYI, James was named after Ryan’s father.)

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March 10, 2016

Blake and Ryan casually attend the White House state dinner. What, you didn’t? Oh. Weird. Honestly, they look pretty surprised about it too.

April 14, 2016

Us Weekly reports that Blake is pregnant with baby number two after she’s seen sporting what *appears* to be a bump on the set of her movie The Shallows.

July 4, 2016

Blake and Ryan attend Taylor Swift’s annual Fourth of July party and this iconic photo is taken, lolololololololol.

Wow, Ryan clearly looks THRILLED to be there!

September 30, 2016

Page Six reports that Blake has given birth to her second baby, a little girl named Inez. At this point, she and Ryan are suuuper private about their kids, so no formal announcement is made.

December 15, 2016

Flash-forward a few months, and in a shocking twist, Blake and Ryan make their first public appearance with both their kids to celebrate Ryan’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In his speech, Ryan says, “I want to thank my wife, Blake, who is sitting right there, who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You make everything better. You make everything in my life better. You’ve given me two of the most incredible children I’ve ever hoped to have.”

May 1, 2017

Ryan and Blake show up at the Met Gala together, looking like f*cking legends.

2017 to 2018

Ryan and Blake perfect the art of trolling each other. Priceless moments include her trolling him on his birthday:

Him trolling her on-set look:

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Her trolling his baking skills:

And ah, yes, her trolling their entire relationship:

March 22, 2018

Ryan and Blake walk the red carpet together for the first time in almost a year and can’t keep their hands off each other.

April 1, 2018

Ryan shuts down rumors that his marriage is in trouble with two perfect tweets.

I wish. I could use a little “me time”. https://t.co/S6kXFsWaMe

We’re never splitting. She’ll always be my mom. No matter how much jazz-cabbage she smokes with her rollerblading friends.

May 7, 2018

Blake hits the Met Gala solo—but she doesn’t forget Ryan. In fact, she wears a clutch that has a secret shout-out to her entire family:

Here’s a close-up for those of you who are too lazy to zoom (me):

July 29, 2018

Ryan and Blake attend a Taylor Swift concert and fully flip out when they hear their daughter James’s voice on the song “Gorgeous.”

BLAKE AND RYAN ARE SO CUTE REACTING TO GORGEOUS pic.twitter.com/iEWlxSL4Xd

August 18, 2018

Ryan supports Blake’s new movie A Simple Favor in the best way he knows how…by crackin’ a joke on Instagram.

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October 23, 2018

Blake and Ryan celebrate Ryan’s 42nd birthday with a huge rager! Nah, JK, they just spend the day filling out their voting ballots.

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May 2, 2019

Surprise!!! Blake shows up to the Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiere sporting a cute-ass baby bump, which completely overshadows her husband’s movie (sorry, Ry). Baby number three is officially On! The! Way!

August 25, 2019

For Blake’s 32nd birthday, Ryan decides to show her how much he loves her by posting an entire Instagram carousel of her most unflattering photos. What a lovely husband!

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October 9, 2019

Multiple outlets confirmed Blake and Ryan welcomed their third baby two months ago. The couple didn’t share the sex of the baby and are keeping everything hush-hush to maintain their kids’s privacy.

October 16, 2019

The excited parents shared the first photo of the new addition to their family…but naturally, there was a catch: Ryan and Blake trolled everyone and put a scribbled-on happy face over their baby’s actual face as a joke and also as a way to still have some of privacy.

I love B.C. 🇨🇦 I want my daughters to experience the same natural playground I grew up in. On Oct. 21, the candidate you vote for will SHAPE CLIMATE POLICY. I’m proud of the climate progress made the last 4 years. Click https://t.co/gJ8wvRwD2y for voting info. #Capilano pic.twitter.com/a3itOeIqQx

Whatever! We’ll take what we can get at this point! Still cute!

December 12, 2019

When Ryan was asked about his growing family on the Today show, he revealed that he’s pumped to have three daughters now, saying, “It’s all women. I’d have it no other way.” He also joked that having all girls is just part of his master plan “to wipe men off the face of the Earth.”

And when they asked how he and Blake chose their newest baby’s name, Ryan continued his comedy routine. He said, “We haven’t yet! We’re going to be original—all of the letters in her name are silent. I want to give her something to push against in life.”

March 17, 2020

Blake and Ryan donate $1 million to multiple food banks, including Feeding America and Food Banks Canada during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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June 1, 2020

Blake and Ryan donate $200K to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support those protesting the murder of George Floyd. In an Instagram post on his grid, Ryan wrote about his dedication to educating his and Blake’s children differently than the way they were raised and taught growing up. He also acknowledged t​​heir complicity in systemic racism. Part of the post read:

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July 27, 2020

Swifties everywhere speculated that Taylor Swift revealed the name of Ryan and Blake’s third daughter, Betty, in her song “Betty” on her Folklore album. Naturally, they were right.

August 4, 2020

Eight years after saying “I do” on the Boone Hall slave plantation in South Carolina, Ryan Reynolds finally opened up about the shame he and Blake feel for getting married there.

“It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for,” he told Fast Company. “It’s impossible to reconcile. What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy. Years ago we got married again at home—but shame works in weird ways. A giant fucking mistake like that can either cause you to shut down or it can reframe things and move you into action. It doesn’t mean you won’t fuck up again. But repatterning and challenging lifelong social conditioning is a job that doesn’t end.”

October 22, 2020

Blake Lively celebrated Ryan’s first time voting in a U.S election! The couple mailed in their election ballots, and each posted photoshopped pics on Instagram trolling each other—as they do—once again. Naturally, Blake’s post had a hysterical caption: “It was Ryan’s first time. He was understandably scared. It all happened so fast. Like, REALLY fast. He wept. I pretended to weep. Then he called all his friend. #voteearly”

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And of course, Ryan’s post was equally as hilarious:

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October 24, 2020

For every special occasion, Ryan and Blake *faithfully* troll each other on the internet. It’s honestly as big of a tradition as the actual occasion at this point. Nevertheless, when turned 44, Blake hopped on Instagram to post a few pics of her hubs celebrating his day with a pie instead of a birthday cake. She wrote, “1) Who is the lost soul that selects birthday PIE. 2) What ANIMAL eats their cake (pie) without first blowing out the candles. @vancityreynolds that’s who. Happy Birthday. I honestly can’t believe we’re still married.”

LOL! S’cute.

November 13, 2020

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Ryan opened up to about how much he loves being a girl dad, and our hearts instantly swooned.

“I love being a girl dad,” he said. “I have three daughters, which I never in a million years would have imagined. I come from all boys. I have three older brothers. I’m the youngest of four boys, so for me to have three daughters has been such a ride and I love every second of it,” he said.

February 14, 2021

Ryan helping Blake retouch her roots during the pandemic is the epitome of #HusbandGoals. She shared this super speedy video of him dying her hair with the caption, “That time I f*d my hairdresser.” LOL, Grade A caption work, Blake! Brava!

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March 31, 2021

A vaccinated king and queen! Both Blake and Ryan shared photos getting vaccinated against the COVID-19:

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April 23, 2021

Blake wished her bestie supermodel Gigi Hadid a special happy birthday with a photo on Instagram of her, Ryan, and Gigi cuddled up on the couch. Of course, Blake also seized this moment to make a dig at her husband. She captioned the pic, “Happy Birthday @gigihadid…I think you and I make a much better couple.” Besties > testes, amirite?

April 30, 2021

Blake gave us a rare inside scoop into her and Ryan’s date night when the pair attended a Yankees baseball game. And to our viewing pleasure, she documented the whole thing! She called their night out “Mom&Dad Girl Summer” in the caption.

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Ryan also couldn’t help but share a selfie of himself and his lady for all his Instagram followers:

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May 9, 2021

Even Mother’s Day isn’t safe from Ryan’s endless trolling, and TBH, we’re here for the entertainment! In his post to Blake for the day, he captioned the super cute photo, “Every blink and every thoughtful moment of vulnerability. The tender grit it takes to be a mother in 2021 is an act of pure strength and heroism. Never could I have predicted anonymous airport bathroom sex would lead to this. Or how you’d hire Dog The Bounty Hunter to find me. Either way, I’m lucky to reflect a little of the sunlight you shine on all of us. Happy Mother’s Day, my love.”

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July 20, 2021

Ryan finally revealed that he made the first move on Blake when they first got together over 10 years ago. Yes, our fave celeb couple has been together for over a decade! Check out these juicy deets:

“I met Blake on the darkest crease in the anus of the universe called Green Lantern,” he said when appearing on the SmartLess podcast. “We were friends and buddies… About a year and a half later, we went on a double date, but we were dating separate people,” he said. “Next thing you know, she was going to Boston, I was going to Boston, and I said, ‘Well, I’ll ride with you.’ We got on the train and we rode together. I was just begging her to sleep with me.”

August 2, 2021

Blake and Ryan did the *sweetest* thing to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their first date: they went back to the place where it all started! The two enjoyed dinner at Boston’s beloved Japanese restaurant O Ya. While at the spot, Blake said on her Instagram Story that “if it weren’t for this place, we wouldn’t be together. No joke. No restaurant means more to us.” Awwww.

August 6, 2021

Just a year after Taylor Swift released “Betty” on her Folklore album, Ryan opened up on Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show about how he and Blake feel about their daughter’s name being featured in the track. “The names are the names of our kids, but you know, we trust her implicitly,” he said. “She’s very sensitive to any of that stuff, and obviously the song has nothing to do with our kids other than our kids’ names.”

August 25, 2021

To celebrate Blake’s 34th birthday, Ryan did what, you ask? Oh, just his usual shenanigans of sprinting to social media to troll her. For the occasion, Ryan shared a TikTok duet he created with Mariah Carey (casual) to his Instagram Story writing, “My favourite thing that’s ever happened on August 25th.”

October 17, 2021

Ryan announced on Instagram that he was taking a break from acting.

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As expected, Blake responded by lovingly teasing him in the comments. “Michael Caine did it first,” she wrote.

November 8, 2021

Ryan sat down with Entertainment Tonight and shared the secrets to his marriage with Blake, which melted our hearts with a quickness. “We don’t take each other too seriously, but we’re also friends,” he said. “Falling in love is great, but do you like each other? That’s kinda the question you gotta ask yourself, you know, going into it.”

January 31, 2022

Blake and Ryan were spotted strolling the streets of a super cold NYC and the couple was all bundled up in matching navy blue coats and denim jeans. And of course, they were hand-in-hand…because true love does exist!

February 14, 2022

Blake shared the *perfect* Valentine’s Day tribute to Ryan on Instagram. “Find me a better friend. ♥️ I’ll wait…,” she captioned the post which showed her and her hubby blurredly laughing together (the best kinds of laughs). A-freakin-dorable!

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March 1, 2022

Blake and Ryan stunned on the red carpet for the New York City movie premiere of his latest film The Adam Project. Can we just say, she looks like an *actual princess* in this pastel Atelier Versace couture gown.

Aaand that brings us up to date on Blake and Ryan’s love! Do you have hope yet??! Stay tuned for the next installment of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Put All Other Couples to Shame: A Fairy Tale. Cus oh, it’s comin’.

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