"They are the most capable people I know."

By Alicia Brunker
Nov 15, 2020 @ 3:01 pm
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Ryan Reynolds never imagined he would be a dad to all girls, but he wouldn't have it any other way. In a new interview with Access, the actor discussed raising three daughters — James, 5, Inez, 4, and Betty, 1 — with wife Blake Lively, and his responses to co-host Mario Lopez's kids' questions are downright heartwarming.

"I love being a girl dad," Reynolds told Lopez's daughter Gia during their chat. "I have three daughters, which I never in a million years would imagine. I come from all boys. I have three older brothers. So for me to have three daughters has been such a ride and I love every second of it.”

He went on to explain that the reasoning for his ultimate girl dad status is simple. "I just try to be as present as possible. We don’t split up like I shoot movies and my wife shoots movies and we go travel all over the place and we just all go together," Reynolds shared. "I think that’s been the best part of it is that we really don’t spend a lot of time apart. I get to spend a lot of time with my girls.”

Arguably, the cutest part of the interview came when Reynolds was asked if his girls are the real superheroes in the family. The Deadpool star conceded, "No joke, they're the most capable people I know. If anything got crazy or scary in my life, they’re the first people that I would lean on. They have wisdom and strength, they’re calm under fire, they have courage under fire."

During the coronavirus pandemic, Reynolds has become accustomed to hanging out with only women. He made dresses out of tissue paper with his daughters, and even let them style his quarantine hair in the tiniest ponytail possible.

“I like just being here with the girls," he previously told Stephen Colbert at the beginning of lockdown. "I like doing the girls stuff.”