Ryan Reynolds Says He And Blake Lively Have A Strong Marriage Because They’re ‘Friends’

Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the "Free Guy"  New York Premiere at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater on the Upper West Side on August 3, 2021 in New York City

Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the “Free Guy” New York Premiere held at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater on the Upper West Side on August 3, 2021 in New York City

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Ryan Reynolds loves life with Blake Lively.

The Red notification star, 45, recently opened up about his marriage to the 34-year-old actress entertainment tonight that he and the Gossip Girl alum are a good match because they are also good friends.

“We don’t take each other too seriously, but we’re friends too,” he said AND in an interview published Monday. “Falling in love is great, but do you guys like each other? That’s kind of the question to ask yourself, you know, get into it.”

Reynolds, who has been married to Lively since 2012, continued: “We’ve always liked each other. We grow together. We learn from each other. So yeah, I’m lucky to have a buddy in that.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Actor Ryan Reynolds attends WSJ Magazine 2021 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on November 01, 2021 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 01: Actor Ryan Reynolds attends WSJ Magazine 2021 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on November 01, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

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The actors are parents of three daughters: James (6), Inez (5) and Betty (2) Red notification premiere Wednesday in New York City, Reynolds told PEOPLE (The TV Show!) that he was looking forward to spending more time with his wife and kids during a scheduled break from acting.

“We all want to be together during this time. Our kids are quite young and I don’t want to miss it,” he said.

The Deadpool Star recently talked about life as a girl dad, admitting that he was grateful that he and Lively’s youngest child was a girl because he was inexperienced with raising boys.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

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“I wouldn’t want it any other way”, he said Access on Monday. “When we had our youngest I was quietly terrified it was going to be a boy because I didn’t know, we didn’t know. I didn’t know anything but girls. I grew up with boys and I was constantly thrown through walls when there were a perfectly good door was 5 feet away.”

Reynolds and Lively recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary as a couple in August. The couple, who went on their first date in 2011 and married a year later, marked a decade since they went to the O Ya restaurant in Boston at the very beginning of their relationship.

“If it wasn’t for this place. We wouldn’t be together. No joke,” Lively wrote on her Instagram story about the anniversary. “No restaurant means more to us.”

The couple first met during filming in 2011 Green Lantern, and tied the knot at a September 2012 wedding in South Carolina.

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