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Ryan Reynolds remembers first date with wife Blake Lively

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Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern might not have been a hit with critics, but it did provide sparks of a different kind — it’s where the actor met his now-wife, Blake Lively. 

Reynolds sat down with PEOPLE and EW editorial director Jess Cagle for a special EW Radio town hall on SiriusXM. During their chat, the Deadpool star recalled how his relationship with Lively began, and there’s a certain Seinfeld-ian aspect to how things played out.

“For about a year Green Lantern had come and gone, we were both single,” Reynolds recalled. “We went on a double date; she was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl. That was the most awkward date for the respective parties, because there was just fireworks coming across.”

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See the snippet above, where Reynolds shares on some of Lantern’s failings and the “Hollywood disease” that plagued the 2011 DC superhero movie. 

The full show with Reynolds debuts Friday at 2 p.m. ET on EW Radio and airs throughout the weekend. Deadpool opens Friday.