When Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively welcomed their baby girl James back in December, they couldn't wait to share the news with their families and close friends. So, they did what everyone usually does, they sent photos – that the public has never seen – to them.
The problem was one of Ryan's close friends decided to do more than just save the photos in his phone. "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," Ryan told GQ. "I kind of got in front of it, which is good. But it was a slightly dark period. A bad couple of weeks."
When asked if it was someone he knew well, Ryan said, "Somebody I grew up with, yeah. Somebody I've known, who's been one of my closest friends, for 25 years." He had never experienced that before, and said "it was like death." Ryan added, "It was like one of those devastating things to find out."
That is the ultimate betrayal for real, especially considering how private Ryan and Blake are about their personal lives. While we would love to see a snap of their little one's face, we only want to see it when they're ready to share it.
When everything went down though, Ryan said he confronted the friend, who admitted he just wanted money. "I mean, I don't think he thought he would ever be caught," the Deadpool star added. "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!'" This was also someone Ryan had given money to before.
We're sure he kicked that friend to the curb, but now that everything is in the past, Ryan is keeping his head up about it. "The whole thing becomes so absurd that all you can do is laugh about it and just go, 'This isn't the real world. This isn't how real things work.' But it happens to be happening right now. And it will pass. And it does. It passes. It all passed."
Just one more reason why we love this guy.