Ryan Reynolds has spoken up about his and Blake Lively‘s habit of giving each-other shit on social media, saying that the near-constant trolling is a sign of a healthy relationship.

The actor stopped by for a chat with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, a day after Blake Lively displayed her new baby bump on the red carpet, and explained the secret to their marriage.


When asked about the pair’s habit of sending each-other snarky Tweets and Instagram posts to commemorate special occasions, Reynolds said:

“Oh yeah, we do [that] once in a while. It’s kind of like what my dad used to say, ‘If you can’t say anything nice, say something embarrassing.’ That’s how we roll …I think it’s a sign of a healthy relationship, personally. I do, yeah.”

When asked if it ever gets him into trouble, he said

“I don’t really know. I think people kind of know [it’s a joke]… it gets me in trouble at home but, you know, I can handle that.”

It all began back in 2016, with a birthday Tweet from Ryan Reynolds to his wife:

Things slowly escalated from there:

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Happy Birthday to my amazing wife.

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Happy Birthday, baby.

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If you’re into it, we compiled a brief history of the times they have come for one-another on social media, which you can check out here.

Source: People
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