Ryan Reynolds’ first date with Blake Lively was the most awkwardly romantic thing, ever

Ryan Reynolds recently appeared on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly radio show for a special to promote his upcoming film, Deadpool. When asked about his relationship with wife Blake Lively, he recalled their awkward beginnings.

The two met while filming The Green Lantern six years ago and they quickly hit it off, becoming close friends. Like the plot line of all of our favorite Ryan Reynolds’ romantic comedies, they were besties who were really into each other but just didn’t realize it at first. When they did, the timing was way, way off — it was during a double date!

“About a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and we were both single, we went on a double date – she was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl – and it was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across,” he said.

If you think you’ve had a bad first date, can you imagine being on that one? Of course, it all worked out in the end. He and Blake Lively realized how they felt, started dating, got married and had a gorgeous baby together.

“It was weird at first but we were buddies for a long time. I think it’s the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends,” he said of their relationship. “One of the most common things in the world is making out, having a couple of drinks, and then doing it, and then having a baby… It’s amazing. I just always marvel how common it is and yet how profound it is.” AWWWW.

You can watch a snippet of the interview with Reynolds here.