Blake Lively is known for many things: She’s an actress, a mom, an entrepreneur, and an A+ troll of her husband, Ryan Reynolds. The trolling was on display yet again when yesterday Reynolds went all out for his friend Rob McElhenney’s birthday, E News reports.
Reynolds—who co-owns the Welsh soccer club Wrexham A.F.C. with McElhenney—created a professionally-produced music video that explains just how to pronounce McElhenney’s last name. According to E News, Reynolds “even employed Broadway songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (who are behind La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen) to work on the masterpiece.”
“Pronouncing all those Ns and Es and Hs can perplex ‘em,” Reynolds sang in the clip. “So here’s a little birthday gift from all your mates in Wrexham.” He went on “Mack instead of Mick, then Henney does the trick. So get the name correct and show the man some damn respect!”
Lively noticed how impressive Reynolds’ musical theater number was and responded on her Instagram story alongside the clip “Wow. That’s a lot of effort you put into this…” She added “Can’t wait for August 25th”—her birthday.
Reynolds’ reaction? A gulping dog GIF. Even he admitted that “a birthday card might’ve been easier.”
Speaking of Lively’s birthday—and the couple’s epic trolling of one another—on her birthday in 2021, Reynolds joked on Instagram “My favorite thing that’s ever happened on August 25”—and instead took the moment to praise Mariah Carey. In 2019, he shared 10 not-so-great photos of Lively, and in 2017, he basically cropped her out of the post altogether, E News reports.
The couple that laughs together stays together!
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