It all started after Stern asked the funnyman if he's ever dated anyone famous, which led Ansari to relive the moment he met and exchanged numbers with Lively. "I was at some event sometime and I had heard Blake Lively was a fan and…we talked for a little while and she was really nice and we started [talking about food]…and we exchanged phone numbers and I have the text messages I sent with her if you guys want to hear them," he told the SiriusXM host.
Claiming that "this is all real," Ansari then read the first message dated from April 30, 2011, which read: "Hey, it's Aziz. The Animal dinners are over now unfortunately but I will show you photos from when I went. It was very tasty. Are you going to the Met Ball?"
After getting "no response to that," Ansari then attempted to contact the Gossip Girl alum at the Met Ball days later. "I see her there, I'm like, 'Hey, it's me.' And she's bopping around to all these parties and she's with Karl Lagerfeld [so] I text her again at 11 o'clock that night and say, 'Hey it's Aziz. Please tell Karl he needs to call me, it's been too long since we bro'd out,'" Ansari said, admitting that again she didn't respond. Following the second text, Ansari sent her a third message late at night which read: "I'm going to the Boom Boom Room for that afterparty. Hopefully this is your number? Either way, good seeing you."
Finally, Ansari said, Ryan Reynolds' wife responded, saying, "Hey maybe I'll see you. So weird, Karl was just saying how bummed he was to miss you."
At the afterparty, Ansari recalled, he then ran into the actress, who said she needed to leave because she had an early morning flight. Naturally, the comedian texted her once more. "I texted her the next day: 'I feel so bad you had to fly to North Carolina after that party, it must've been rough. Karl and I partied at Boom Boom until 7 a.m. Got tacos the next day after and just had a beautiful spa day. Next time we are in the same city, let's eat delicious food.'"
The Age of Adaline actress failed to respond, but Ansari wasn't deterred. "The last message I sent her — and I don't know why I sent this — is December 17, 2011, and I just write, 'Happy Holidays!' and then there's no response," he said, laughing.
After reading the string of texts to Stern, Ansari texted Lively during the interview: "Read these messages on Howard. Hope that's cool. Doubt you'll respond to this."
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