News A Complete Timeline of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold's Relationship It involves a lot of love and even more jokes. By Christopher Luu Christopher Luu Instagram Twitter Christopher is a Southern California-based editor and has been with InStyle since 2018. He covers all things entertainment, celebrity, and culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 6, 2022 @ 03:20PM Pin Share Tweet Email While it may feel like golden couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have been together forever, their story doesn't actually go back to Gossip Girl and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Getty Images Pre-online jokes and all the cute babies, the couple met on the set of Green Lantern (talk about a throwback) and the rest is the stuff of fairy-tale history (if you throw in a helping of sarcasm, Photoshop fails, and good-natured ribbing, that is). Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com July 2010 They're not officially together, but they're at ComicCon promoting Green Lantern. At this point, things are strictly professional, since Reynolds is still married to Scarlett Johansson and Lively is dating Penn Badgley, her Gossip Girl costar. September2010 Lively and Badgley call it quits. "They're still good friends and hang out on the set," a source told Us Weekly after the breakup. December 2010 Reynolds and Johansson file for divorce. October 2011 Lively is spotted leaving Reynold's apartment in Boston. Rumors that they are together officially start. December 2011 Anyone familiar with the Reynolds classic The Proposal will recognize this: Lively and Reynolds were seen in Vancouver holding hands. She was there to meet the family. September 2012 Surprise! Lively and Reynolds get married in a secret ceremony at Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina, a detail that they are later criticized about for years to come. People reported that Florence Welch performed at the reception and that Lively wore a Marchesa gown. "When Ryan first saw her, his face broke into a huge smile that crinkled his eyes," a source told People. "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." September 2013 Lively opens up about married life in an interview with Lucky. "I'm very lucky to be with someone who has better taste than me. We influence each other in different ways," she said. "With film and TV, you don't see the results for months. Building a home, you get immediate gratification." Axelle/Bauer-Griffin May 2014 Things get Met Gala-official when Lively and Reynolds attend the event as a married couple for the very first time. August 2014 Things are still great, according to an interview with Vogue. "Everything we do in life, we do together," she said. "I get to share my life with the person he’s become, and we get to grow from there." September 2014 Lively talks about the possibility of having children for the first time. "He's my best, best friend. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would," she told Marie Claire. A month later, she makes an official announcement about her pregnancy on her now-defunct website, Preserve. January 2015 Baby No. 1 arrives, but nobody is quite sure about it. In what will set a precedent for the couple, few details surface after the baby's birth, including her name. March 2015 It wasn't until March that Reynolds revealed her name. "It's James. Everyone knows," he told the Today show. "I didn't want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media, because as we know, little girls turn into teenage girls and little teenage girls sometimes scan through the archives and go, 'Why did you do that?'" May 2015 In May, Reynolds shared the very first photo of James. It's her hand. March 2016 Another major milestone occurs when the two attend the White House state dinner together. April 2016 Rumors about baby No. 2 start to surface after photos of Lively in a wetsuit make the rounds. She's filming The Shallows. July 2016 Lively and Reynolds hang out with Taylor Swift and her then-beau Tom Hiddleston. September 2016 Baby Inez arrives. Again, there's no formal announcement. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images December 2016 While the couple is notoriously secretive with their children, both Inez and James are present for Reynolds's Hollywood Walk of Fame star reveal. "Proud is a pitiful word to describe how I felt today," Lively wrote on Instagram. "@vancityreynolds The permanence of your impact is undeniable ... Always has been, but now we have a fancy [star] to show for it." Neilson Barnard/Getty May 2017 The couple attends the Met Gala again. October 2017 Lively gave fans a little insight into her family life: "My husband and I don't work at the same time, so we all go together as a family," she told People. "If we’re away as a family, it's never more than for a day. We stay together." January 2018 The online trolling starts, with the couple trading quips and barbs on each others' Twitter and Instagram posts. It ranges from glue-as-cake-icing pranks to Photoshop masterpieces. March 2018 Rumors of divorce start to swirl, but Reynolds shuts them down with his trademark brand of humor. July 2018 Taylor Swift surprises the couple with a very special bit of news. The song "Gorgeous" features James's voice. They find out at a Taylor Swift concert and, of course, they can't contain their excitement. May 2019 Lively and Reynolds announce that they're expecting a third child at the premiere of Detective Pikachu. October 2019 The couple's third child arrives, though sources report that Lively actually gave birth two months prior. September 2022 Blake Lively confirmed that she and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their fourth child together. While rumors started when she attended an event with Forbes, she confirmed the news with a post on Instagram. "Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a 🦄 sighting will leave me alone. You freak me and my kids out. Thanks to everyone else for all the love and respect and for continuing to unfollow accounts and publications who share photos of children. You have all the power against them. And thank you to the media who have a “No Kids Policy”. You all make all the difference 🙏♥️. Much love! Xxb," she wrote.