Ryan Reynolds jokes he fell in love with wife Blake Lively 'after the sex'

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Prior to the birth of his second child, Ryan Reynolds was thrilled about being "on the precipice of having a real American family" with wife Blake Lively.

"I mean, I always imagined that would happen, and then it happened," the father of two tells GQ magazine. "Every idiotic Hallmark-card cliche is true."

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Reynolds, 40, and Lively, 29, have been married for four years, and the Deadpool star can't help but crack jokes about how he first knew she was the one. "Probably after the sex," he quips.

In all seriousness, the couple's love story is pretty adorable. "We were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that's open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, 'Want to dance?' No one was in there, so it was just totally empty," Reynolds recalls. "And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, I was like, 'Oh, I think I just crossed a line.' And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don't really need to go into what happened after that."

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Actor Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively arrive at a State Dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington on March 10, 2016. / AFP / CHRIS KLEPONIS (Photo credit should read CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend 'Deadpool' fan event at AMC Empire Theatre on February 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the '2016 amfAR' New York Gala - outside arrivals in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend 'Deadpool' fan event at AMC Empire Theatre on February 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)

The only thing better than Blake's dress was her handsome husband, Ryan Reynolds, by her side. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Blake Lively attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Designer Gabriela Cadena and Blake Lively pose backstage before the Gabriela Cadena fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at One World Trade Center on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 15: Actors Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds arrive at the 'Green Lantern' Los Angeles Premiere held at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Blake Lively poses backstage before the Gabriela Cadena fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at One World Trade Center on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Designer Gabriela Cadena (L) and Actress Blake Lively pose backstage at the Gabriela Cadena fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Gabriela Cadena)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Blake Lively attends L'Oreal Paris' Ninth Annual Women of Worth Awards at The Pierre Hotel on December 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actress Blake Lively attends L'Oreal Paris' Ninth Annual Women Of Worth Celebration at The Pierre Hotel on December 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Blake Lively is seen in New York City on December 04, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Blake Lively attends 2014 American Made Summit: In Conversation With Martha Stewart And Blake Lively at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Headquarters on November 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend 'The Captives' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival>> on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Blake Lively attends 2014 American Made Summit: In Conversation with Martha Stewart and Blake Lively at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Headquarters on November 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
Hot mama! Lively put her new pregnancy curves on display in a butter colored Gucci’s Resort 2015 gown, which featured a plunging, embellished neckline for the 2014 Angel Ball in New York City on October 20. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)

Never one to stray away from color, the former "Gossip Girl" star channeled her fashion-loving character Serena and draped her bump in a tribal print poncho as she ran errands in New York City. She polished off the look with a pair of knee-high boots. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Lively is all about the prints! The blond babe put her best foot forward in a printed jumpsuit as she hit the Big Apple in October. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)

Lively's first red carpet appearance since she announced her pregnancy was certainly a hit. The Green Lantern" gal sparkled in a Michael Kors gown at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
What a wonderful night with @amberrosetamblyn and @travislouie at the opening of his new show in NYC. He is one of my favorite artists and a great father, husband and man! So grateful to know him 😊 Ps. Thank you Amber for playing dress up with me #PreserveStyle Who can iSpy the @preserve_us pieces we borrowed?

Blake Lively announced her pregnancy on her website, Preserve, on October 5, wearing this gorgeous printed orchid Sam & Lavi maternity look. The skirt and blouse combo was a serious hit and practically flew off the shelves.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend 2014 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Captives' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Actress Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Captives' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend 'The Captive' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox attend the 2013 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/MJF2013/WireImage)
(L-R) Actors Michael Clarke Duncan, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, director Martin Campbell and President Warner Bros. Pictures Group Jeff Robinov arrive at the 'Green Lantern' Los Angeles Premiere held at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 05: Actors Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds speak onstage during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Blake Lively arrive at the 'Green Lantern' Los Angeles Premiere held at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively accepts award onstage during Spike TV's 'Scream 2010' at The Greek Theatre on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds speak onstage during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California.
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While Reynolds tells the magazine that he's "embraced" life more than usual lately, he admits to having a hard time after starring as the beloved comic book character, Deadpool. "When it finally ended, I had a little bit of a nervous breakdown. I literally had the shakes," he confides. "I went to go see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something. And every doctor I saw said, 'You have anxiety.'"

Reynolds definitely has the support of his wife, and the romantic gestures didn't stop at that dance in Tribeca. The actor revealed to ET the sweetest thing he's ever done for his wife, and it's definitely a doozy!


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