The Gossip Girl alum paid tribute to husband, Ryan Reynolds, in an emotional speech at the American Cinematheque Awards on Thursday, November 17.
Lively, who is expecting her fourth child with the Deadpool actor, honored him for being a ‘family man’ at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
The 35-year-old actress took the stage and praised Ryan for his kind heart, philanthropy, integrity, unbounded love for his family, and dedication to his work.
“This man, he has contributed so much to the world’s most international happiness with his art, his heart, his philanthropy, his humor, his integrity, his unmatched work ethic, his self-deprecating levity, his hard-earned depths in his scripts,” she said.
The Green Lantern star said that Reynolds loves his family and that family is always his priority, no matter what.
“And now I am his home, and our girls are his home,” she continued. “And just like that 19-year-old boy [who used to commute home to Canada], he races home, whether it’s from across the globe or a meeting across the street, he is hard-wired to get home. If he came home from the set, not in his wardrobe, we would be very concerned.”
She added, “He would show up with mud, fake blood, real blood, prosthetic scars, superhero suits, shoes, or clown makeup; daddy always comes home. And that man races back to his real life like nothing I have ever seen. Especially not by someone who is able to be so all in, in his work life.”
Blake concluded her touching speech by saying that Ryan is the most magical person anyone could ever meet.
“He is able to somehow be everything to everyone, all at once. He is the most present person you will ever meet. And yes, he creates magic in his work but man, oh man, does he create magic in his real life.”
As she concluded her heartwarming speech, the Free Guy actor teared up, moved by her wife’s eulogy.
“Honestly, guys, please stop giving Ryan awards. I am running out of precious shelf space for my tchotchkes.” Said Blake.
Meanwhile, Ryan said in his speech, “I get to spend my days working with my favorite actor of all, my wife, Blake. You’re the greatest ghostwriter in Hollywood history. You have literally authored me into this moment. And I know ultimately, and I don’t want to get too romantic here, but I know ultimately we’re all just a bunch of screaming meat suits, clinging to a rock, hurling through space.”
He honored Lively by saying, “But if there’s one thing I’m certain of, it’s that none of us are in control of our destiny in any way, shape or form. Blake is!”
Lively and Reynold never cease to amaze their fans with their adorable on-screen and off-screen chemistry and strong connection.
The duo often shares goofy pictures on social media and even lightly troll each other with their captions and comments.
Talking to ET Online, Ryan said in 2021, “We don’t take each other too seriously, but we’re also friends. Falling in love is great, but do you like each other? That’s kinda the question you gotta ask yourself, you know, going into it. 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.”
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