Posted By: Chloe Taylor
The pair, who met during Ryan’s ill-fated marriage to Scarlett Johannson, initially hit it off as pals back in early 2010, before hooking up in October 2011 and recently going on to purchase a $2 million dollar love nest in the upmarket Westchester area of New York; the most concrete development so far in this nine month whirlwind romance.
But is nine months really long enough to take the plunge into domesticity?
Let’s take a closer look at the background of this leggy, blonde beauty and her chisel jawed hunk. After success in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005), twenty-four-year old Blake really burst onto the celebrity scene in 2007 with her role as Serena Van Der Woodsen in teen hit U.S drama Gossip Girl and was immediately revered as much for her her girl-next-door beauty as her innate sense of style.
Her career has continued to go from strength to strength with various starring roles including Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, critically acclaimed The Town (2010). It was during the filming of comic adaptation The Green Lantern (2011) that she initially made the delectable Mr Reynold’s acquaintance. Linked to a series of extremely eligible bachelors including co-star Penn Badgley and A-Lister and notorious ladies man Leonardo Di Caprio, Blake has no shortage of admirers. She can also add the complimentary honor of winning the coveted Most Desirable Woman of 2011 award from men’s lifestyle site AskMen as well as being named as one of People magazines Most Beautiful at Every Age 2012.
The lovely Ryan’s been around a little longer, starting his career in 1990 at just fourteen-years-old in teen soap Hillside before embarking on several comedic roles earning him a reputation as a pretty funny kinda guy. It was with his casting as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004) that we saw him bulk up a little with some intense physical training, the results causing ladies the world over to sit up and take note. There was a new major sex symbol in town. Around this time he announced his engagement to megastar songstress Alanis Morissette, who he’d been romantically involved with since 2002. His career continued a rigid ascent, with roles in various commercial and critical successes including The Amityville Horror (2005) and Smokin’ Aces (2006). Unfortunately his love life wasn’t quite as successful, he and Alanis announced intentions to go their separate ways early in the summer of 2007. Soon after he, and fellow bona fide Hollywood royalty, Scarlett Johannson started getting close. Announcing their engagement in May 2008, they were married in a ceremony in the September of the same year – but alas, theirs also was a union not built to last and the couple’s divorce was officially finalized in July 2011, a couple of months before their third anniversary.
Fast forward a few months and Ryan and Blake, who’d been firm friends on the Green Lantern set, now clearly had the green light to let those sparks ignite. So what is it that’s lead this super couple to make the decidedly significant decision to set up home after just a few months? Travel costs between homes an issue? Mounting utilities bills? We somehow think not in this particular pairing, according to the 2012 Forbes guide, Ryan is worth a massive estimated $45 million and Blake is hardly destitute herself, with an estimated $8 million personal fortunate. The vast majority of us tend to be in a slightly less prosperous position finance wise, therefore this does tend to be at least a consideration towards us mere mortals when considering taking the initial step to sharing a home and building a life together. If you are considering co-habitating it’s important to bear in mind both your own and your partner’s attitude towards the purse strings.
If you’re not a multi-millionaire moviestar but a splurger who’s considering sharing a toothbrush holder with a saver, or vice versa; exercise caution – the sound of sweet nothings can quickly transform into less-than-sweet sniping and there are few things that kill romance quicker than arguing over money. No fun – at all. Having said that if recent rumors are to be believed, Miss Lively is regularly accompanied by her man on shopping trips and when he’s not adoringly carrying her bags, he’s serenading her with love poems and sonnets – so it doesn’t sound like she’ll have to worry about stuffing any material acquisitions in the back of the closet any time soon. Maybe they just can’t bear to be apart?
That joint mailbox will also almost certainly lead to higher expectations of commitment within the relationship, it’s not only a statement to them both but to the world; they want to spend as much time as possible together, building a life together with shared hopes, dreams and plans – which is fantastic – but let’s hope it’s something they’ve had a thorough conversation about. Ryan’s clearly no stranger to commitment having got his knee dirty twice already whilst popping the question and it’s difficult to imagine any woman turning down a guy who, after his father got diagnosed with Parkinsons disease, ran the New York marathon, as reported by NY Daily News, in a time of under four hours to raise over $100,000 for the Micheal J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. What a man… As we well know though, in a thriving relationship; communication is key. If Ryan considers Blake to be “the one” and Blake’s thinking Ryan’s more like the one for right now, thing’s could get a little confusing; in the same respect that if she’s holding her breathe for a diamond ring whereas he’s all done with that. So a word of advice for the couple; it’d be best for both participants in the relationship to be fully aware of, at the outset, what they could expect the new arrangement to achieve.
Built to last? The jury’s out on this one – Blake, you’re sassy, you’re sexy and you’re stylish – we’re fans. Ryan; fingers crossed for you that this time you’ve found love with your perfect woman. And if they do go the distance, one thing’s a dead cert; these guys would make some beautiful babies!
Chloe Taylor – Quirky Welsh copywriter with a flair for life coaching and champagne drinking.
Selma: We all know Ryan Reynolds has made this step before, a few times. He’s a pro… a natural… obviously this is his style. Lively on the other hand needs some guidance when it comes to living with your partner before any wedding talk can happen. She definitely needs to play this DiscoveryGame to bring up her game to Reynolds level!
Giulia: Ryan Reynolds is a total catch! Yes, he has popped the question a few times but any girl would be lucky to have him. I can see wedding bells in the future for these two. I recommend this DiscoveryGame for Ryan to prep for that special day!