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Blake Lively didn’t get around to posting her Instagram birthday tribute to her husband Ryan Reynolds until yesterday evening, but the wait was well worth it. The actress continued the couple’s tradition of publicly trolling the other on his or her birthday. Lively’s post this time was partly sweet, partly gross. In a photo of her picking his nose, she wrote sincerely, “I picked a good one. Happy birthday @vancityreynolds ?”
It comes shortly after Reynolds shared his birthday tribute to Lively in August for her own big day. His Instagram post was a series of unflattering photos of her with a straight caption. He wrote, “Happy Birthday, @blakelively.” Lively did like the tribute (and chose not to comment on it), so she wasn’t that bothered with the picture selection.
Reynolds, of course, has said some genuinely adoring things about Lively in the past, when he isn’t joking around. He told Humans of New York at the May 2017 Met Gala that honestly, being with Lively profoundly changed his life and made him a better person because of the example she sets.
“She always responds with empathy,” he said. “She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy. She’ll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were five or six years old. And she’s made me a more empathetic person. I had a very fractured relationship with my father. Before he died, she made me remember things I didn’t want to remember. She made me remember the good times.”