It’s no secret that Ryan Reynolds has an amazing sense of humor when it comes to parenting his his four children — daughters James, Inez and Betty and baby No. 4— with wife Blake Lively. From time to time, we like to look back at some of his most hilarious quotes about raising kids — and they might give you a laugh, too. From teaching the tiny tots life lessons to going on Disneyland trips (sort of), he has kept us cracking up along the way.
Although Ryan adores his kids (even if his tweets have a funny way of showing it), an insider previously dished to Life & Style that the Deadpool actor and the Gossip Girl alum were hoping for a son when they were pregnant with their third child. “They already have two daughters … and while they’re just hoping for a healthy child, they’re secretly wanting a boy,” the source revealed in May 2019. “Ryan says he’s outnumbered at home, he’s trying to even the playing field, so a son would be great.”
One day after the subtle confirmation post, Ryan gave fans an update on what it’s like living in a household dominated by little ones.
“Look, we wouldn’t do this four times if we didn’t love it,” he said during a February 13 appearance on CNBC’s Power Lunch, after deeming his house as a “zoo.” ”Everybody’s doing great. Everybody’s actually doing fantastic. If we haven’t figured it out by now, I think we’d be in deep trouble.”
The Hitman’s Bodyguard star and the A Simple Favor actress, who started dating after meeting on the set of Green Lantern in 2010, make time for their relationship amid their busy Hollywood schedules and responsibilities as parents.
“They keep the romance alive with date nights!” a separate insider exclusively told Life & Style after little Betty was born in December 2019.. “Even if it means doing something simple, like going on a hike, enjoying a home-cooked dinner together or movie night — they’re an extremely private couple and aren’t really into the Hollywood scene.”
However, it seems the actor would sometimes rather hang at home with his kiddos. “Leaving the house is getting harder and harder,” Ryan previously revealed on the Today show. “It gets a lot harder when they ask, ‘Where are you going? When are you coming home? Why are you leaving me?’”
Scroll through the gallery below to see some of Ryan’s best Twitter quotes about parenting and being a father!
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