Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have been married for six years, and they share two children together: James, 3, and Ines, 20 months. The Hollywood power couple makes their glamorous lives look effortless, but Lively has spoken out before about how her life is not as “perfect” as it may look.
With two young children and two busy acting careers, it’s natural to wonder how they balance it all. In order to keep their many balls in the air, so to speak, the couple abides by a simple rule.
“We don’t allow our film schedules to overlap,” Reynolds told People. “We are very conscious of being very present as parents. I come from a big family and so does Blake, and we want to create a very warm and happy environment for our children.”
Lively has also previously addressed the couple’s policy, noting that it means they sometimes have to make professional sacrifices for the sake of their family.
“We’ve each given up stuff we loved in order to not work at the same time,” she told Glamour in 2017. “I’m fortunate to be in a place now where I get to find the material — a book or script — early and develop it. So I know ahead of time that I’m going to be working on this job at this time. And we can plan around it.”
While their strategy may not be realistic or practical for most couples, it speaks to their commitment to each other that they’re both willing to compromise in pursuit of a shared goal.
Here’s the happy couple on the red carpet for the New York City premiere of Reynolds’ new film, “Deadpool”:
In her caption, Lively notes that she’s seen her husband’s new flick three times in the past week. We’re sure Reynolds will return the favor when Lively’s upcoming film, “A Simple Favor,” premieres.