"He creates magic in his work, but man oh man does he create magic in his real life,” Blake Lively said.
On Thursday night, Ryan Reynolds was accompanied by his dear beloveds. The 46-year-old Deadpool actor was joined in Los Angeles by his mother Tammy, wife Blake Lively, and his two elder kids Inez, 6, and James, 8 years old next month, when he won the American Cinematheque Award at an event hosted by Château Malartic-Lagravière. While the show featured segments titled The Comedian, The Sexy Man, The Serious Man, and The Smart Ass to highlight the many facets of Reynolds' career, and even included a ballroom-wide singing of the Canadian national anthem, Lively's speech at the end of the evening stood out, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Anyone who knows me knows how much I love an evening devoted entirely to me,” Ryan Reynolds joked when receiving his American Cinematheque Award in Los Angeles. The actor, who was the 36th recipient of the prestigious award, was honored during an evening that featured a number of his friends and colleagues, including Will Ferrell, Hugh Jackman, Octavia Spencer, Helen Mirren, Salma Hayek, Shawn Levy, and wife Blake Lively. The event highlighted the actor's success in acting, producing, and his numerous business ventures. Lively emphasized how the actor has always had something in him that has called him home, starting from when he first came to L.A. to pursue acting and would drive home to Canada every weekend. The couple's two eldest kids were present, and Lively is presently expecting their fourth child.
“Now I am his home, and his girls are his home, and just like that 19-year-old boy he races home, whether it’s from across the globe or a meeting across the street; he is hardwired to get home,” Lively told the crowd in the Beverly Hilton ballroom. “If he came home from set not in his wardrobe we would be very concerned — soaked in mud, fake blood, real blood, prosthetic scars, superhero suits, tap shoes or clown makeup, Daddy always comes home.” The mama bear conjured some tears and emotions from the crowd. “That man races back to his real life like nothing I have ever seen, especially not by someone who is able to be so all-in in his work life,” she continued. “He’s able to somehow be everything to everyone all at once; he is the most present person you will ever meet. And yes he creates magic in his work, but man oh man does he create magic in his real life.”
As his wife spoke, Reynolds looked at her in awe and at one moment appeared to be crying a little bit. There was further amusement when she later labeled his mother Tammy Reynolds in jest "a hussy." Shawn Levy, a frequent associate of the Proposal actor, emphasized Reynolds' love of family in a heartfelt statement. One of the most beautiful things is I don’t think a day has gone by in the four years we’ve been working together that he doesn’t acknowledge that and express gratitude for that.” During Reynold's speech, he praised his beautiful wife and called her the "greatest ghostwriter". “Most importantly I get to spend my days working with my favorite collaborator of all, my wife Blake. You are the greatest ghostwriter in Hollywood history, you have literally authored me into this moment."
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