On Wednesday (Dec. 16, 2015), Reynolds revealed that his wife gave birth to their first child — a daughter named James — exactly 365 days ago. Taking to Twitter, the proud dad wished his one-year-old baby girl a happy birthday.
Happy birthday to my baby girl! Sad I lost my virginity. But thankful I have a daughter.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 16, 2015
Ever since welcoming James, Reynolds, 39, and Lively, 28, have been very protective of their child, keeping details about their baby to themselves. In fact, it took the couple months to finally reveal their daughter’s name and even longer to share little James’ first photo!
“It’s a family name,” Lively said of her daughter’s moniker on Good Morning America earlier this year.
And I like having a boy’s name, so I thought I’d pass it along.”
The parents are so insistent on keeping their kid out of the spotlight that Reynolds even severed ties with a longtime friend who tried to sell photos of James to the tabloids.
“It was like a death. It was like one of those devastating things to find out. It was like so kind of shocking,” Reynolds told GQ. “There isn’t really a conversation to have. It’s just, ‘Oh, well, now I’m never going to see you or talk to you again, unfortunately.’ That’s kind of how it worked out.”
Here’s to many more years of flying under the radar!