Ryan Reynolds Reveals That He Met Blake Lively While on a Double Date — With Someone Else!

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Talk about the best first date of your life! Turns out, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds definitely has an awkward double date to thank for falling for his now-wife Blake Lively. The gorgeous duo, and new parents to their daughter James, is finally opening up about their first romantic encounter, and how this unexpected pair of friends became one of Hollywood's most swoon worthy couples!

Having been crowned People's Sexiest Dad Alive, and having forever changed the style standard of date night, it's safe to say that this hunky new dad is on-a-roll. Deadpool's leading man is finally opening up about his first date (which just so happened to include another couple) with his Gossip Girl-alum wife, and one of Hollywood's most gorgeous leading ladies. The 39-year-old actor recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and People Editorial Director, Jess Cagle, to reveal that, while he and Lively, 28, were just "buddies" while filming Green Lantern together six years ago, they after it wrapped the two went on a fateful double date (with other people!) that led their relationship to be more.

"About a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and 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 — and it was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across," Reynolds told Cagle during SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Deadpool special.

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The doting dad also went into detail about he and his future wife's budding friendship pre-marriage. "We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends," he said.

Reynolds, who knows how to steal a laugh with his hilarious social media skills, couldn't help but comment on the double-edged sword of being married to someone who has an impressive set of skills in the kitchen. When Cagle remarked that Lively is a great friend to have because she's a fantastic cook, Reynolds jokingly responded with some mixed feelings. "Well, you need to fit into the superhero costume for a little while," he explained with a laugh.

This stunning Hollywood duo, who married back in 2012 during a top-secret ceremony in South Carolina, just continue to set the bar for all things adorable in Hollywood!

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