Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcomed their daughter James earlier this year, but they’ve been trying to keep her out of the public eye, so photos of the baby have been hard to come by. Impossible to come by, in fact – none have been released publicly and that’s the way the couple likes it. So imagine Ryan’s disappointment when he realized that one of his longtime friends was caught shopping around photos of the little one!
“A guy that I’d known for my whole life, one of my closest friends growing up, he had been shopping pictures of my baby around. I kind of got in front of it, which is good. But it was a slightly dark period. A bad couple of weeks.”
Ryan confirmed that this friend was someone he’d known for literally 25 years and was pretty close with. They grew up together, actually, and it was “devastating” and “like a death” to realize the guy could do this to him.
Did you have a conversation about it?
“Yeah. Yeah. It was a pretty strongly worded conversation.”
Did he do it for money?
“Yeah, just for money. I mean, I don’t think he thought he would ever be caught. But it’s a pretty narrow group of people that I would send photos like that to. They’re just, like, my closest family and my closest friends: ‘Here’s us in the delivery room!’ ”
Were you like, “Next time you need a check, just ask”?
“Well, I think he’d asked for a check enough times where I was like, ‘There’s no more checks to be had.’ ”
Probably no more baby pictures, either.
“No. It was, like, so kind of shocking. There isn’t really a conversation to have. It’s just, ‘Oh, well, now I’m never going to see you or talk to you again, unfortunately.’ That’s kind of how it worked out.”
Damn, yet another reason it has to blow to be famous. Goes to show that loyalty is even more hard to come by than we thought.