Ryan Reynolds Jokingly Shuts Down Rumors That He and Wife Blake Lively Are Drifting Apart

"I wish."

Updated 04/02/18


If every tabloid story was true, every single celebrity would currently be pregnant, hard to work with, and headed for divorce. But, as Ryan Reynolds confirmed over the weekend, those sensational headlines should be taken with a massive grain of salt since they're often as far as possible from the actual truth. On Saturday, Reynolds took to Twitter to respond to a tabloid headline claiming "Ryan Reynolds and wife Blake Lively struggling to spend 'quality time.'" The Deadpool actor jokingly shut this rumor down, writing, "I wish. I could use a little 'me time.'"

Reynolds's claim, however tongue-in-cheek, that he and Lively are actually overloading on "quality time"—rather than, as the tabloid story claims, spending a lot of time apart due to busy filming schedules—checks out. Back in October, Lively revealed that the secret to her and Reynolds's happy marriage is that they don't spend time apart while they're working. "My husband and I don't work at the same time, so we all go together as a family," she told People at the time. "If we're away as a family, it's never more than for a day. We stay together."

Though the Deadpool actor has trolled his wife on social media before (see: his cropping Lively out of the photo he posted for her birthday last year), some of his most hilarious tweets are (supposedly) about the duo's two daughters, 3-year-old James and 18-month-old Inez. In an interview with Glamour last year, Lively revealed that while none of those tweets are actually true, they do make her fall even more in love with Reynolds.

"He may as well work for the Enquirer. When he says 'my daughter,' he's never, ever talking about her. Everything is a completely made-up scenario," Lively, who married Reynolds in South Carolina in September 2012, said. "He'll run them by me sometimes just to make me laugh." She added, "But, oh, I'm so in love with him when he writes that stuff. I mean, I'm in love with him most of the time, but especially with that."

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