Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have kept a relatively low profile since they confirmed in May they’re expecting their third child. But the Pokémon Detective Pikachu actor opened up about their relationship, slightly, on Instagram over the weekend. In a new post, Reynolds revealed the best present Lively has ever given him—and of course it’s incredibly sweet and sentimental.
“This piece of art is the greatest present my wife has ever given me,” Reynolds wrote on IG alongside a photo of himself next to a painting, which depicts a young boy delivering papers in a suburban neighborhood. It turns out the image is semi-biographical. “My first job was delivering newspapers for the Vancouver Sun. The house in the painting is my childhood home. My brothers and I spent years trying to kill each other on that lawn. There are a lot of Easter eggs in the painting, including my idol, John Candy, on the front page of the newspaper. The house no longer stands but it’s a living, breathing thing in my head.”
The painting was done by American artist Danny Galieote, who shared the photo Reynolds posted to his own Instagram with the caption, “I am honored and humbled to announce that I created this painting for the man, Mr. Ryan Reynolds @vancityreynolds. (He posted this last evening and I officially have permission to mention it.) It was really such an honor to make this meaningful, personal piece for him (commissioned by his amazing wife, Blake Lively)…I’m really very VERY proud to have made this painting for them. With much gratitude. Cheers to you, Ryan and Blake.”
“If there’s ever a fire, I’m grabbing this first. I’ll come back for Blake,” Reynolds also joked in his caption.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively confirmed their third pregnancy not by words, but with a red carpet look. Lively attended the New York City premiere of Pokémon Detective Pikachu earlier this summer wearing a yellow dress that showed off her growing baby bump (see above). And just like that a viral moment was born.