Ryan Reynolds Says He Won’t Push “Gender Normative Ideas” on Kids With Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively may be in Coronavirus isolation with their three kids, but they’re not getting bored yet. The Deadpool actor opened up to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about how he, the wife, and kids are spending their time indoors these days — and mentioned that while he’s been doing “girly” things with his three daughters, he makes an pointed effort not to promote stereotypical gender roles with his kids.
â€œWeâ€™re doing a lot of home-schooling. Weâ€™re lucky enough to have a little, tiny garden, so weâ€™re learning a little bit about gardening. Weâ€™re trying to make this an educational experience,â€ he told Stephen, joking that he’s “mostly drinking” during this time.
He continued, “I like just being here with the girls. I like doing the girlsâ€™ stuff. Like, I try not to push sort of gender normative ideas on my kids as theyâ€™re born, but each one as soon as they came out of the chute, they wanted to make dresses [and] they wanted to dress in hot pink all day. Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™ve been doing. This morning we made dresses out of tissue paper, which was fun for them.â€ We’re sure it was fun for him, too!
Blake and Ryan have opted not to publicly share the name of their daughter born last year, but her older sisters, Inez, 3, and James, 5, have quickly become celebrities in their own rights — especially because James’s voice is featured at the beginning of Taylor Swift‘s song, “Gorgeous.”
Ryan Reynolds has spoken on several occasions about how much he loves being a #girldad.
“[My house is] all women,â€ he told the TODAY show. â€œIâ€™d have it no other way … I love it. Itâ€™s been incredible.â€
He also said having daughters is part of his master plan â€œto wipe men off the face of the earth.” UGH, can this guy get any more adorable?