While promoting his latest film, the superhero comedy "Deadpool," Reynolds appeared on Entertainment Weekly's Sirius XM show where he described how the couple started out as friends after starring together in 2011's "Green Lantern."
"We were buddies then. I remember it was funny because for about a year after 'Green Lantern' had come and gone and all that stuff, we were both single," he explained. It was then that Reynolds and Lively decided to go on a double date together with different partners, a situation the actor described as "awkward."
"We went on a double date; she was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl. That was the most awkward date for the respective parties, because there was just fireworks coming across," he explained of him and Lively unable to hide their connection to each other.
Reynolds and Lively married in 2012 and welcomed their first a child, daughter James in 2014.
Reynolds also recently appeared on "The Today Show" where he sang "Ironic" by his ex-fiancee, Alanis Morissette. The song came up after Matt Lauer asked Reynolds what superpowers he would want in real life.
"I think I would love to be able to on-demand reenact any '80s music video in slow motion," the 39-year-old who then started singing Chip Taylor's "Angel of the Morning" before he was asked to switch over to '90s songs.
"What else is '90s?" he said after giving his rendition of "Ironic." "'And isn't it ironic. Don't you think?'"
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Reynolds can next be seen in "Deadpool," now in theaters.
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