By Jonathan Borge
Updated Feb 10, 2016 @ 1:45 pm
Ryan Reynold's Sexiest Dad Alive People Cover

Ryan Reynolds is in love. And though the first woman to come to mind is obviously his uber stylish wife Blake Lively, the Deadpool star also has eyes for another beauty: James, his 1-year-old baby daughter. That’s what the hunky 39-year-old revealed inside the latest issue of People, where he’s crowned as the Sexiest Dad Alive—and we couldn’t agree more.

“Having a daughter was a dream come true for me,” he told the magazine. “I would have made a terrible king.” Despite his upbringing with three older brothers, welcoming “Shrimpie” (the nickname he calls James) was exactly what he hoped for. “I never admitted it out loud, to myself or my wife, but I really wanted a little girl,” he added. “It’s the best.”

This, of course, isn’t the first time the handsome actor has spoken out about his love for fatherhood, previously stating he’d do “anything to be with them,” and that being a dad is “the best thing that ever happened to me.”

“I don’t have to be prepared to be wrapped around my daughter’s finger,” he told People. “I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world.” Swoon.