Blake Lively pays tribute to her husband Ryan Reynolds and late dad Ernie on first Father’s Day since he passed away: ‘My guys’
She paid tribute to the men who impacted her life the most.
And Blake Lively shared a heartwarming post honoring Ryan Reynolds and her late dad Ernie on her first Father’s Day since his passing earlier this month.
The 33-year-old actress simply captioned a snap of Ryan and Ernie hugging with ‘my guys’ more than two weeks after he died of cardiac arrest at the age of 74.
Sweet: Blake Lively shared a heartwarming post honoring Ryan Reynolds and her late dad Ernie on her first Father’s Day since his passing earlier this month
His family revealed the veteran actor died from cardiac complications on Thursday, June 3 in Los Angeles.
Lively and her father were close, even working together on her 2005 film debut, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.
Blake and Ryan have been married for eight years and have three children: James, six, Inez, four, and Betty, 20 months.
Sad: His family revealed the veteran actor died from cardiac complications on Thursday, June 3 in Los Angeles
Family forever: Lively and her father were close, even working together on her 2005 film debut, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (seen in 2008)
Reynolds told Access Hollywood in November: ‘I love being a girl dad. I have three daughters, which I never in a million years would imagine. I come from all boys. I have three older brothers. So for me to have three daughters has been such a ride, and I love every second of it.’
The Deadpool star revealed his wife and their children are truly the ‘superheroes’ in his family.
‘No joke, they’re the most capable people I know,’ he said. ‘If anything got crazy or scary in my life, they’re the first people that I would lean on. They have wisdom and strength, they’re calm under fire, they have courage under fire – so yeah, to me [that] sounds like a true story.’
Family: Reynolds has three children with wife Blake Lively – James, six, Inez, four, and Betty, 20 months; seen in 2016
Last month, Ryan admitted he was inspired by his three daughters to speak openly about his own mental health struggles.
The 44-year-old actor took to Instagram in May to mark Mental Health Awareness month and discussed his own battle with anxiety in efforts to destigmatize the disorder and also help people feel more comfortable with their own diagnosis.
‘Part of it is that I have three daughters at home and part of my job as a parent is to model behaviors and model what it’s like to be sad and model what it’s like to be anxious, or angry. That there’s space for all these things,’ said Reynolds. ‘The home that I grew in, that wasn’t modeled for me really. And that’s not to say that my parents were neglectful, but they come from a different generation.’
‘Part of that is to destigmatize things and create a conversation around [mental health],’ he added. ‘I know that when I felt at the absolute bottom, it’s usually been because I felt like I was alone in something I was feeling. So I think when people talk about it, I don’t necessarily dwell on it or lament on it, but I think it’s important to talk about it. And when you talk about it, it kind of sets other people free.’
Honest approach: ‘One of the reasons I’m posting this so late is I over schedule myself and important things slip. And one of the reasons I over schedule myself is my lifelong pal, anxiety’