How Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Manage to Keep Baby James Out of the Spotlight

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New dad Ryan Reynolds is married to one of the most beautiful women in the world, our girl crush Blake Lively, and has starred in a number of box office hits, yet he's managed to stay out of the spotlight despite his high profile career. Well, the new dad is finally spilling on how he and his wife have been able to maintain such a low-key life all the while raising an adorable 11-month old daughter, James.

"I think it's keeping a boundary that there's this world that is the job and the world that is the home," Reynolds — who lives with Lively and baby James in Bedford, New York, a quiet town that's also home to the original DIY queen Martha Stewart — explained to The Project. "We don't live in L.A. We live on a farm in New York. And we don't lead a wild and crazy life. It's not that hard. It's not a big deal."

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The transition from Hollywood heartthrob to small town dad was a pretty easy one for the Deadpool actor to make. "I think it's always a fine line," the actor said. "I've never been the guy stumbling out of bars at three in the morning, at least that anyone is aware of. It's never been my thing."

Since James was born Reynolds hasn't been shy about sharing his love of fatherhood; he even told David Letterman on The Late Show With David Letterman that "I used to say to [Blake], 'I would take a bullet for you. I could never love anything as much as I love you.' I would say that to my wife, and the second I looked in that baby's eyes, I knew in that exact moment that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby." As if we weren't swooning enough, he even admitted he cried during is daughter's birth "my baby [was] being born. I was inconsolable. I was moved to instant sprinkler head."

While the actor will tell anyone who'll listen about his love for his baby girl (not that we can blame him) he has yet to reveal a picture of James' face. The closest thing we have to a photo is her precious little hand wrapped around his as well as a photo Lively shared on Father's Day, where Reynolds has the baby strapped to his chest in a baby carrier. Even without a photo, we're pretty sure this babies gorgeous — with Reynolds and Lively's genes how can she not be?!

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