The “Deadpool” actor and the “Gossip Girl” star often use social media to publicly play clever pranks on each other and Reynolds used the holiday to do just that. He took to Instagram on Sunday to share an image of himself and Lively taking a selfie outdoors in a garden.
The star begins the lengthy caption with a very heartfelt tribute to his wife and the mother of his three kids, James, 6, Inez, 4, and Betty, 1.
“It can’t be said enough… you’re the heart and soul of every moment this family shares,” Reynolds began. “I’m grateful for the light and for the kindness you smuggle into each and every second of our lives.”
He continued: “I see you in the eyes of our children… Every laugh. Every blink and every thoughtful moment of vulnerability. The tender grit it takes to be a mother in 2021 is an act of pure strength and heroism.”
From there, the actor seemingly stepped outside reality to include a detail in the caption about how they met that is clearly designed to make his wife blush a bit.
“Never could I have predicted anonymous airport bathroom sex would lead to this,” he joked. “Or how you’d hire Dog The Bounty Hunter to find me. Either way, I’m lucky to reflect a little of the sunlight you shine on all of us. Happy Mother’s Day, my love.”
In actuality, Reynolds and Lively met while working as co-stars on the 2011 DC Comics superhero movie “The Green Lantern,” which was maligned by both fans of the comics and critics alike. In fact, Reynolds made a joke out of how bad the movie was in a scene from his much more successful superhero venture, “Deadpool 2.”
Although Reynolds had the last laugh, it’s only a matter of time before Lively gets in a social media dig of her own. The two trade little pranks back-and-forth on social media all the time. Most recently, People notes Lively shared a series of images of their outing to Yankee Stadium for a ball game. In her Instagram Story at the time, she captioned an image of herself and her husband writing, “I love meeting fans,” implying that she doesn’t recognize Reynolds.