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Ryan Reynolds Dating History: From Scarlett Johansson to Blake Lively

Over the years, Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds has had his fair share of romances with leading ladies. Before he married his Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively, he walked down the aisle with Scarlett Johansson and dated many popular women.

Back in the day, Ryan and Scarlett got married in the year 2008. However, they were not meant to be as they ended up getting divorced in 2011. Prior to that, he was also linked to many stunning women like Rachel Leigh Cook, Melissa Joan Hart, and more. Read on to know the names of the women Ryan dated.

Melissa Joan Hart

According to Popsugar, the Deadpool star and Melissa Joan Hart met each other while filming the Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie together in the year 1996. During a 2013 interview with Chelsea Handler, Melissa disclosed that Reynolds tried to win her heart during the filming of the movie.

Reynolds gifted her with a luxury Beluga watch after the shooting wrapped. At that time, she said, “He was 17 and I was, like, 19. I was like, ‘You’re too young for me.’ So I stopped his car . . . and I wasn’t sure; ‘am I gonna get mad at him?'”

Melissa went on to say, “I just grabbed him and started kissing him. You get a piece of jewelry like that, you gotta make out with the guy!”

In her 2016 memoir, Melissa Explains It All: Tales From My Abnormally Normal Life, she revealed that not only did Ryan’s now-wife Blake Lively know about their brief romance but that she also reached out to Melissa to “help her with a birthday present for Ryan.”

Traylor Howard

Soon after his split from Melissa Joan Cart, Ryan moved on in his life with Traylor Howard. The two of them starred together in the ABC sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place in 1998.

As per various media outlets, Ryan and Howard dated for almost eight months before calling it quits. Then, the actress stepped away from the world of spotlight.

Kristen Johnston

After his break up with Traylor, Ryan dated the 3rd Rock From the Sun star in the year 1999. As per a report by E! News, the two of them were in a relationship for a year before pulling the plug on their romance.

Kristen Johnston is an actress best known for her work in television sitcoms. In the past, she won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress not once but twice.

Rachael Leigh Cook

In the year 2001, Rachael Leigh Cook was at the peak of her acting career after starring in films such as She’s All That and The Baby-Sitters Club. On the other hand, Ryan was fresh out of his 1-year-long romance with Kristen Johnston.

According to a report by Netflix Junkie, the Free Guy star flew all the way to London in order to woo Rachel Leigh Cook but it turns out that the stars didn’t align for these two as they were not snapped hanging together in the following months. They briefly dated in 2001.

Alanis Morissette

The Adam Project star started dating the Hand in my Pocket singer in the year 2002. These two were a match made in Canada. It has been reported that the two of them even got engaged in 2004 but they parted ways nearly 3 years later. They were together from 2002 to 2007.

Morissette even used the pair’s split as an inspiration for her Flavors of Entanglement album which came out in the year 2008. The very heartouching song named Torch was written about Ryan.

Scarlett Johansson

After his breakup from Alanis in 2007, the Definitely, Maybe actor fell head over heels in love with the Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson. At that time, Scarlett just came out of a relationship with actor Josh Hartnett.

Ryan and Scarlett secretly tied the knot in the year 2008. They exchanged their vows in front of a handful of close family and friends in a wilderness retreat in Vancouver, which is Reynolds’ hometown. No wedding photos of the pair were released.

During an earlier interview with Los Angeles Times, the Lost in Translation actress spoke about the hush-hush affair. Then, she said, “It was my mission to have a moment of privacy, to do something for myself. I was happy with the results of that.”

The former couple announced their split in 2010 after 2 years of marriage. Their divorce got finalized in 2011. The exes issued a joint statement to confirm the news of their split.

The statement read, “After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”

In a 2017 interview with Vanity Fair, the Avengers: Endgame star spilled the beans on her marriage to Ryan. At that time, she said, “I mean, the first time I got married I was 23 years old. I didn’t really have an understanding of marriage. Maybe I kind of romanticized it, I think, in a way.”

Agnes Fischer

Following his divorce from Scarlett, Ryan didn’t waste much time getting back into the dating market. At that time, he was romantically linked to German model Agnes Fischer. The two of them were together for only a couple of months.

Charlize Theron

According to Popsugar, the Fireflies in the Garden actor had a brief fling with Charlize Theron. The two of them were set up by mutual friends. They had a two-month fling in the Summer of 2011.

At that time, the sources told Us Weekly, “He only wanted something casual, but she’s in a rush to settle down, have kids and start a family since she’s getting older.” The source added that Charlize “didn’t take it very well when he broke it off. She knows deep down that it wouldn’t have worked, but she is pretty bummed out about it all.”

Blake Lively

Ryan and his now-wife Blake crossed paths for the first time on the set of the movie Green Lantern in 2010, but they didn’t start a romantic relationship until a year later as they were seeing different people at that time. Then, Lively was dating her Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley, meanwhile, Reynolds was married to actress Scarlett Johansson.

In October 2010, it was reported that Blake and Penn called it quits. The two of them dated on and off from the year 2007 to 2010. In December of the same year, Ryan and Scarlett announced their divorce after 2 years of marriage, and their divorce got finalized in July 2011.

While making a 2016 appearance on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Deadpool special, Ryan said, “We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends.”

Let us share with you, the sparks didn’t start flying until they went on a double date with other people. Reynolds said, “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.”

Lively and Reynolds sparked romance rumors in October 2011 when they were clicked by the paps outside an apartment in Boston, where Reynolds was filming the action film  R.I.P.D. At that time, a source told People magazine, “They are very much a couple. They’re really happy together.”

The couple walked down the aisle in the year 2012 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The details of the pair’s wedding were kept under the wraps. They made their red carpet debut as a couple in May 2014, nearly 2 years after officially becoming husband and wife at the Met Gala.

In October 2014, Blake revealed that she and Ryan were expecting their first child together via a post on her website, Preserve. She posted a series of pictures of herself cradling her baby bump. They welcomed their first child together, daughter James in January 2015.

In April 2016, the pair revealed they had Baby No.2 on board. Their second child, daughter Inez joined them earthside in September of the same year. Blake and the pair’s two daughters even supported Ryan at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony in December 2016.

In May 2019, Ryan and Blake disclosed that they were expecting their third child together. At that time, Lively debuted her baby bump at the premiere of Reynolds’ film Pokémon Detective Pikachu in a yellow dress. Lively gave birth to the pair’s third child, daughter Betty in October.

At the moment, Blake is pregnant with her fourth child. Soon, this beautiful family of five will turn into six. We must say Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are one of the most adorable couples in Hollywood. These two lovebirds have a swoon-worthy romance.

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Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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