Actor Ryan Reynolds is dashing on the new issue of GQ magazine, which has named him one of its Men of the Year!
In the issue, Reynolds opened up on when he knew wife Blake Lively was the woman of his dreams! He joked, "Probably after the sex.”
He went on, "No, 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. 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.”
Ryan and Blake eventually married secretly in 2012 and now have two daughters together. He shared, "I'm on the precipice of having a real American family. I mean, I always imagined that would happen, and then it happened. Every idiotic Hallmark-card cliché is true.”
Despite his seemingly perfect life with Blake, he admits that he has faced some hardships in life. He commented, "When [filming ‘Deadpool'] ﬁnally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown. I literally had the shakes. I went to go see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something. And every doctor I saw said, 'You have anxiety.’"
Reynold also reflected on his relationship with late dad Jim, who died last year after battling Parkinson's disease. He said, "I had a rough 10-year patch with my father. So we were estranged. Now we're really estranged. But I actually had that sort of epic moment that only happens in ﬁlms, where I saw him before he died and closed the loop as much as I could.”
The 40-year-old reiterated, “At some point, you just kinda gotta live and let go. I always wanted that father that was like Wilford Brimley, who would put me on his lap and just dispense incredible life advice and guidance, and I would go out into the world and execute it beautifully."
Warren Beaty and Usain Bolt are also featured on separate covers for the issue, out on newsstands November 15!