Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are currently one of Hollywood’s most beloved power couples—we love to watch them troll each other endlessly on social media and support each other’s various projects on the red carpet.
The couple (who married in 2012) now have three daughters together: James, Inez, and baby number three, whose name they’ve yet to announce. But how did Serena van der Woodsen and Deadpool get here? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember all the major milestones in their relationship.
Lively and Reynolds appeared together at Comic-Con to promote their film, Green Lantern, but they weren’t yet a couple. He was married to Scarlett Johansson, and she was dating her Gossip Girl co-star, Penn Badgley.
Reynolds filed for divorce from Johansson.
Dating rumors began after Lively was spotted leaving Reynolds’ Boston apartment with the actor early in the morning.
Paparazzi caught the new couple holding hands in Vancouver, Canada while visiting Reynolds’ family during the holidays.
On September 10, Lively and Reynolds pulled off their secret ceremony at the Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina. People reported Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, who performed at the reception. “Ryan and Blake wanted the event to look and feel like home,” wedding planner Tara Guerard said. “We created the charm, elegance and magic of times past. It was a truly beautiful celebration.” The bride wore Marchesa, while the groom chose Burberry.
“When Ryan first saw her, his face broke into a huge smile that crinkled his eyes,” a source said. “They just stared at each other with absolute love. Their faces were lit up with the candlelight, and it looked like something out of a romance movie.”
Lively opened up about married life to Lucky magazine. “I was recently asked how my style has changed since I got married, as if I was living under some sort of dictatorship,” she said. “I should hope I dress differently at 25 than I did when I graduated high school. I hope I never stop changing.”