Ryan Reynolds Cuts Off Friend After Catching Him Trying to Sell Photos of Baby James
Ryan Reynolds has managed to keep his private life private while enjoying life as a famous heartthrob. He pulled off marrying Blake Lively in an intimate ceremony and even was able to keep prying eyes out after the birth of their daughter James. That is until he discovered that someone was shopping pictures to the tabloids. Turns out it wasn’t a hospital employee or paparazzi managing to sneak a shot from some discreet location. Instead it was a close friend of his.
The 38-year-old actor opened up about the betrayal in an interview with GQ saying it happened shortly after his wife Blake Lively gave birth last last year.
A guy that I’d know for my whole life, one of my closest friends growing up, he was shopping pictures of my baby around. I kind of got in front of it, which is good. But it was a slightly dark period. A bad couple of weeks.
The motive behind the betrayal was financial and Reynolds believes the former friend believed he’d pull it off.
I don’t think he thought he would ever be caught. 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!”
As soon as he learned who was behind the betrayal he confronted the friend and then cut cut off telling 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.
Reynolds and Lively have been notoriously guarded when it comes to their personal life sharing minimal details for a detail-hungry public. Reynolds was even hit by a car driven by the paparazzi after the birth of his daughter. The interest is something he hopes is fleeting. He says:
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 passes.
The actor had helped his friend out before telling the mag that most likely the friend had run out of chances to hit up his famous pal for financial help. Calling it “shocking” he seems to be moving on nicely enjoying being a new dad also telling the mag that he has “no problem waking up five times a night” with his daughter.
For now, he is still keeping things as private as possible for his family learning the lessons of fame the hard way. What do you think of Ryan Reynolds’ friend trying to sell him out? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.