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Blake Lively Celebrates Husband Ryan Reynolds’ 40th Birthday With Sweetest Instagram Post

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Courtesy of Blake Lively/Instagram

They fell in love over sushi! Blake Lively celebrated husband Ryan Reynolds‘ 40th birthday by returning to the restaurant where it all began (kind of) for the couple, and it was too cute for words.

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The Shallows actress, 29, shared a photo of herself and Reynolds surrounded by streamers and giant gold balloons at O Ya Japanese restaurant in NYC. In the pic, Lively smiles and puts her arm around around her husband, who is holding a framed photo that appears of be of the eatery.

“@_o_ya_ We fell in love at your restaurant in Boston. We stay in love at your restaurant in NY,” she captioned the pic on Tuesday, October 25. “Thank you for the BEST food and memories! You are our FAVORITE!! Another happy birthday with @vancityreynolds. Hey, Reynolds, I like you a wh[o]le lot. Just saying’…”

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The pair started dating in 2011, around the time the Deadpool star was filming his movie R.I.P.D. in Boston. The Canadian actor later revealed that sparks first flew between the former Green Lantern costars while they were on a double date with other people. “We were buddies then,” he told Entertainment Weekly’s SiriusXM show earlier this year. “We went on a double date. She was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl, and that was, like, the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just, like, fireworks coming across.” 

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The following year, the couple tied the knot in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in September 2012. They now share daughter James, 22 months, and welcomed a newborn In September. The couple have yet to reveal the baby’s name or gender. However, Reynolds appeared to let slip they had another girl in a funny tweet last week.

“The mobile above my daughter’s crib is just a whole bunch of NuvaRings. So she remembers how lucky she is,” he tweeted on October 20. 

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