Blake Lively's Story About Falling for Ryan Reynolds Will Make You Believe in Love

We officially forgive Cupid for Ben and Jen.

Marie Claire cover girl Blake Lively and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, were sharing traveling pants for years before dating (read: they were BFF), which is why their relationship works so well. At least according to Blake, who just told the cutest story of all time about her husband.

Back in the day, Blake and Ryan would try to find dates for each other, until realizing they were missing what was right in front of them.

"We were such good friends for so long and we both got to know each other as friends so when we were both single, we were still trying to find each other's [perfect date]," Blake recently said. "'Oh, who would be good for you?' We'd sit around being like, 'Oh jeez, do you know anyone?'And it didn't click for, I mean, a good year and a half. Like, 'Oh hey, wait, hold on. We could date!"

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That's a loooooong time to wait for Mr. Right, but still—that year+ of friendship was worth it, because Ryan and Blake's marriage is 💪 💪 💪 .

"That's what I appreciate about our relationship is that he really is my friend, first and foremost still, you know?" Blake continued. "Not just in our history but in everyday life, he is my friend first. And I think that's the secret to happiness. I don't know! I don't know the secret to happiness, but the secret to my happiness."

Just, the sweetest. Also, maybe it's time to ask your best friend if she/he wants to fall in love and get married real quick.

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