Ryan Reynolds is over the moon in love with his 6-month-old daughter, James, but don’t expect him to shout it from the rooftops — or on social media. “Everybody thinks their son or daughter is God’s gift to air. And in their home, they are,” Blake Lively‘s husband, 38, told HuffPost Live on Monday, July 6. “When I’m in my private moments, I look at my daughter and go, ‘You are the most amazing creature I’ve ever seen in my life.'”
However, Reynolds is holding firm that he won‘t be a parent who gushes over their child on social media. Though he jokingly tweeted about life at home on Father’s Day, Reynolds told HuffPost Live he’s actually trying to distance himself from his phone in order to spend more time with James.
“It’s easy [to tweet] when you’re shooting, because it’s the old hurry up and wait philosophy,” the Self/less star, who has 473,000 followers, said. “It’s a little dangerous, because you used to sit back and read a book [in between takes], and now you’ve got this thing in your face. I’m as guilty of it as anyone else. I have a little daughter now, and I’m trying to not have [my phone] around.”
In addition to teaching him to be more present, parenthood has given Reynolds a chance to speak his mind — especially to other parents.
My daughter’s only 6 months old and already drawing. I’d hang it on the fridge but honestly, it’s absolute garbage.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 19, 2015
“[It’s] sort of annoying to [tweet about your child] publicly, so I usually go the other way, and write silly jokes about how my daughter’s terrible with her art,” he told HuffPost Live. “I had a friend who said ‘my kid is 2, and already quoting Chekov,’ and I was like ‘your kid’s a genius, and probably an a–hole.'”
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