The Real-Life Rom-Com Story of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' First Date

This is very When Harry Met Sally.

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's love story—one marked by sweet gazes and social media banter—started as a friendship during 2011's Green Lantern and then changed in the most unexpected place, Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly's Sirius XM radio show today. They were on a date...with other people. 

"I remember it was funny because for about a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and all that stuff, we were both single," Ryan explained. "We went on a double date with—she was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl, and that was the most awkward date from their perspective probably because we were just like fireworks coming across. Yeah, it was like this first weird [date]—but we were buddies for a long time. I think it's the best way to have a relationship―to start as friends."

It's a lot like When Harry Met Sally, only real life:


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