Inside Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Family World as Parents of 4

Inside Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' Family World as Parents of 4

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In 2015, he remembered informing Lively that he liked her more than anything, a lot he would take a bullet for her. And once they had James, he stated on the Late Show With David Letterman, “the second I looked in that baby’s eyes, I knew in that exact moment that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.”

Even awakening in the middle of the night, the brand-new father rhapsodized to E! at the time, “you got a big stupid smile on your face. Anything else that woke you up every 45 minutes, you’d kill it. But when it’s a baby, it’s the best thing that ever happened to you.”

And it remains in these peaceful minutes that he continued to have genuine surprises.

“You worry about really stupid stuff,” he informed TODAY‘s Willie Geist about the possibility of then-3-month-old James ending up being a star one day. “And you sorta sit there and go, ‘Oh gosh, is she gonna wanna do this?’ I like to whisper in her ear, like, really normal everyday jobs…’You’re going to be a flight attendant…a barista…Just normal, wonderful jobs that you can have a nice, normal life.'”