This Is How Blake Lively Won Ryan Reynolds' Heart

And also Leonardo DiCaprio's.

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Before Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds became parents, got married, or even went on that Harry-Met-Sally double date in 2011, they were just costars in Green Lantern and regular ol' budsBlake split from Penn Badgley in July 2010, and Ryan filed for divorce from his then-wife Scarlett Johansson in December 2010 while they were working on the film. (Reynolds' divorce was finalized in July 2011.)

Then, at the June 2011 premiere of Green Lantern, the tiniest first hint emerged that Ryan had a crush on Blake. E! asked him about Blake's cooking skills. Ryan responded with the highest praise for them…and also, Blake: "Oh, she's quite a baker. There's nothing she can't cook, that's sort of the problem...aren't actors supposed to be out causing massive amounts of bad press and trouble? But this girl's in a kitchen all day, baking our crew on our movie—everything you can imagine. I mean she had soufflés coming! What's weird is she would live 30 minutes away but when she brought stuff it was still warm. I think there's an Easy Bake Oven in her car."

At the time, Blake was reportedly dating your Boo Boo Leonardo DiCaprio, who tabloids said was into her for that very same reason: "She stayed with him in L.A. recently and spent the whole time baking," a source told Us Weekly at the time. "Leo's never dated a girl who can cook. And he's smitten!" 

So, Blake, perhaps it's time to start working on that cookbook already?

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