Ryan Reynolds reveals emotional meaning behind daughter’s name


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by Ruby Norris |
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Ryan Reynolds has opened up about the touching reason he and wife Blake Lively decided to name their first daughter James.

Speaking to Mr Porter, Ryan revealed they named their first-born after his father James Reynolds - with whom he had a 'difficult relationship'.

Ryan's father passed away shortly after their daughter was born, but was able to meet his grandchild before he died.

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Speaking about how Blake helped Ryan mend his relationship with his dad, the actor explained: "All family relationships come with some complications. For better or worse, all roads lead to her."

He added: "At the end of the day, it’s easier to focus on the good stuff than the bad. My father died soon after my daughter was born, but he got to see her, which makes me happy."

GALLERY: A timeline of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's love story


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds relationship timeline (slider)

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By the end of 2011, People had reported that the pair were together. Exciting!

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The pair met back in 2010 working on DC's new film Green Lantern, but Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson whilst Blake was dating Penn Badgley! But both Reynold's and Lively had split with their other halves by the end of the year!

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December 2011

Ryan and Blake are spotted out together getting a coffee!

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2012- July 2013

What happened between 2012 and 2013 you ask?? Well nothing major just that in 2012, erm, THEY GOT MARRIED! The pair had a secret wedding, but no photos were released. Mega sad face!The married couple were then seen on a weekend away in the city of love, Paris, towards the end of 2012.In July 2013, the pair attended the annual Chime for Change charity concert.

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May 2014

Oh my! Look how amazing they look at the 2014 Met Gala!

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May 2014

Back on the red carpet again! Ryan and Blake attend "The Captives" film premiere!

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October 2014

In October 2014, Blake and Ryan announced they were having their first child!At the Angel Ball Blake also gave us a glimpse of her bump!

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January-May 2015

It was reported in January that Blake had given birthday to their first child!But we didn't get the first image of baby James until this insta post in May 2015.

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March 2016

Ryan and Blake get glammed up for The State dinner at The White House in 2016!

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September/October 2016

It was announced in October that the couple had welcomed their second child into the world, aw!But as you can see from the photo, its not all a massive social media war, as Blake writes a super cute message for Ryan on his birthday. Can we just be you guys!

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December 2016

Ryan Reynolds is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the whole family comes out to support him!Later in December 2016, US Weekly confirm the name of their second child to be Ines Reynolds.

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January 2017

Is it just us or do these two always look amazing? Seriously the definition of couples goals.

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February 2018

Reynolds uploads a Valentines Day pic but can't resist a sly dig! Can you bake us a cake some day Ryan?

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April 2018

They looked so loved up at "The Quiet Place" premiere!Blake took to Instagram in their ongoing social media feud as she uploads a photo from the premiere captioned "If there's one thing I'm infinitely proud of in this picture, it's the incredible hair styling that I did on myself." BURN!

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October 2017

Ryan and Blake at the premiere of _"All I see is you."_Reynolds takes a swipe back at his wife for trolling him on his birthday by uploading a photo of Ryan Gosling. He captioned part of this snap "Also, I married my wife online, so it was nice to finally meet her in person. #alliseeisyou"

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February 2016

Blake posted a loved up couple of her and her husband...and Deadpool is creeping in the back.

Blake also recently revealed we've all been spelling their youngest daughter's name wrong.

"I had a new baby, Inez, with a ‘z’ even though everyone says it’s with an ‘s’, the actress explained to People magazine. "I don’t know why, please tell Wikipedia."

In other Blake and Ryan news, Ryan recently shut down split rumours.

After a publication in India hinted at marriage troubles, Ryan responded to claims he and Blake had struggled to spend 'quality time together'.

In his signature sarcastic tone Ryan replied to the story on Twitter: "I wish. I could use a little 'me time'".

PHEW. We don't want to be dramatic, but if Blake and Ryan called it quits there is quite literally no hope for anyone, ever and love would simply cease to exist.

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