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Ryan Reynolds was just named Sexiest Dad Alive by People magazine, and the first time dad with wife Blake Lively opened up about fatherhood in his exclusive interview. Ryan sweetly admitted that he was overjoyed to have a daughter.
“I never admitted it out loud, to myself or my wife, but I really wanted a little girl. It’s the best.”
Ryan himself was raised as the youngest child of four boys and described his own childhood experience as “less a sibling and more of a moving target.”
“Having a daughter was a dream come true for me,” he went on. “I would have made a terrible king.”
So far Ryan has no problem being the only man in the house, despite earlier in the year claiming that daughter James seemed to favor mom on account of her being the “food source.”
Ryan found out that he was awarded Sexiest Dad Alive when he was a guest of Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday’s Tonight Show. He seemed surprised by the reveal which was a follow up to his 2010 naming as Sexiest Man Alive.
Ryan and Blake welcomed their daughter into the world in December of 2014, and while they don’t release many photos of the child they certainly do talk about her a lot. Ryan did mention to Jimmy Fallon that she is now talking and walking.
“I don’t have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter’s finger. I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world.”
Happy birthday to my baby girl! Sad I lost my virginity. But thankful I have a daughter.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 16, 2015
Ryan and Blake made their first post-baby red carpet appearance together on Monday at the New York screening of Deadpool. Deadpool is Ryan’s latest film and it debuts in theaters nationwide this weekend.