From Costars to Forever Love: See Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Relationship Timeline

From friends to forever! Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have been married for more than seven years, welcomed three children together and continue to be one of the cutest couples in Hollywood. 

What’s their secret? The pair simply adore each other. “I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life,” the A Simple Favor actress gushed to Marie Claire about her relationship with her hubby in 2016. “That was the biggest thing to me. I’d never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him.”

The pair met while filming a movie and struck up a quick platonic relationship since they were both with other people at the time. “We were such good friends for so long, and we both got to know each other as friends,” the Shallows star explained to Entertainment Weekly. “So, when we were both single, we were still trying to find each other’s [perfect date]. ‘Oh, who would be good for you?’ We’d sit around being like, ‘Oh jeez, do you know anyone?’ And it didn’t click for, I mean, a good year and a half. Like, ‘Oh hey, wait, hold on. We could date!'”

Once they crossed the line from friends to dating, there was no looking back. Ryan recalled the moment he knew he was in it for the long haul. Although he joked with GQ in 2016 that they got serious “after the sex,” he shared a sweet story about an intimate moment they shared. 

“We were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that’s open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, ‘Want to dance?’ No one was in there, so it was just totally empty,” the Free Guy actor said. “And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, ‘Oh, I think I just crossed a line.’ And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don’t really need to go into what happened after that.”

The rest, as they say, is history. Blake and Ryan hit a lot of milestones during their nearly 10 years togetherkeep scrolling to see their full relationship timeline!