You know how it can feel insufferable when someone goes on and on and on about their amazing partner, because you feel like all of those amazing things couldn’t possibly be accurate all the time? Yeah, well, the speech Blake Lively just gave about her husband is the exact opposite of that. Because it’s moving and sweet, but it’s also realistic and so genuine, it’s impossible not to smile while listening to it.
Lively, who is expecting her fourth child with Ryan Reynolds, took the stage at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Thursday night to pay tribute to her man as he received the 36th American Cinematheque Award. During her speech, captured by The Hollywood Reporter, honored Reynolds’ “heart, his philanthropy, his humor, his integrity, his unmatched work ethic,” while complimenting his love for his family.
“So many of those stunning qualities comes from his homeland, Canada,” Lively said. “And giving back to the country that gave him his life is critical to who he is as a person.”
She pointed out that no matter where Reynolds is filming, location-wise, he cannot wait to come home to his girls, daughters James, 7, Inez, 6, and Betty, 3.
“It was essential to keeping him grounded, to keeping him sane, to keeping him, him,” she sad. “And now I am his home and our girls are his home. And just like that 19 year old boy, he races home. Whether it’s from across the globe or a meeting across the street, his is hardwired to get home. If he came home from set not in his wardrobe, we would be very concerned. Soaked in mud, fake blood, real blood, prosthetic scars, superhero suits, tap shoes or clown makeup, daddy always comes home.”
Excuse us while we sob into our morning coffee over here! How incredibly sweet. And also incredibly important to note—that, like most parents, his home is where is partner and children are.
Prior to the ceremony, Reynolds walked the red carpet and showed Access Hollywood his homemade jewelry from his daughters, who made him some special accessories for the occasion.
“My kids made me these bracelets, I know, and I would be foolish to not wear them. My daughter spelled dad D, V, D, which I think is weirdly like a double entendre for my job…12 years ago, but yeah,” he said.
As for Lively, he admitted he wasn’t sure how she was going to approach her speech in honor of him and his work.
“If one thing she’s unpredictable, so I don’t know. Yeah I have no idea what’s going to happen,” he said.
We think it’s pretty clear that she did a splendid job. We love to see real love, don’t we, folks? These two are adorable.