Actor Ryan Reynolds recently had a baby girl with his famous and beautiful wife, actress Blake Lively. Naturally, everyone wants to see if this kid is any competition for her parents. Also, she's named James, which is confusing, but will perhaps one day be commonplace. The couple is not willing to share pictures of little James for as long as they can avoid it.
But that doesn't stop people from trying! In an interview with GQ, Reynolds discussed being almost mowed down by a car as a paparazzo tried to get that hot shot. Apparently, that's not the worst of it. He caught one of his best friends trying to sell pictures of his kid to the tabloids. BETRAYAL!!!!:
“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.”
This was somebody you knew well?
“Somebody I grew up with, yeah. Somebody I’ve known, who’s been one of my closest friends, for 25 years.”
Was that an experience you’d had before, being betrayed by someone like that?
“No. It was like a death. It was like one of those devastating things to find out.”
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.”
Ryan Reynolds does not mess around!