Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have always been #goals, but every once in a while, they take the time to remind us exactly why they’re the perfect couple. People and Entertainment Weekly interviewed the two about just how their love story began, and it definitely did not disappoint.
After co-starring in Green Lantern, the two became fast friends but were always trying to set each other up because they were both single. They ended up on a double date (each of them with another person), and well, the rest is history.
“She was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl. That was the most awkward date for that respective party because we were just like fireworks,” said Reynolds in an interview with the mags back in February. While this is the moment that Reynolds first fell in love with Lively, it definitely took a little longer for her.
“Went well for him, there were no fireworks for me. No, we were such good friends for so long and we both got to know each other as friends. It didn’t click for a good year and a half,” Lively admits. Until she realized one day, “Oh hey, wait. Hold on. We could date.”
Both agree that what makes their relationship so special is that it’s built on friendship, and based on the way they look at each other, we can see how strong that connection really is. This is what we should be striving for, ladies!
Watch Lively gush over her hubby below.