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Blake Lively talks secret to happy marriage with Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively talks her relationship with husband, Ryan Reynolds

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Blake Lively has opened up about her relationship with husband Ryan Reynolds, and revealed how the pair have such a happy marriage. Speaking to Glamour magazine, the former Gossip Girl star said: "In other relationships, if something came up I would call my girlfriends or my sister, and say, 'Hey, this is what he did – what should I do?' Whereas with him, we were friends for two years before we were ever dating. And I treat him like my girlfriend."

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Blake opened up about their relationship

Blake continued to say that the pair, who wed in 2012, are best friends as well as husband and wife, adding: "I'm like, 'Hey, this happened. It upset me. This is how I feel. What do I do?' He does the same for me. He treats me like his best buddy." Ryan has also previously praised the actress, telling Humans of New York: "She always responds with empathy. She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy. She'll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were five or six years old. And she's made me a more empathetic person. I had a very fractured relationship with my father. Before he died, she made me remember things I didn't want to remember. She made me remember the good times."

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The couple share two daughters

The pair share two daughters, James and Ines, and Blake recently opened up about them during Variety's Power of Women event. She said: "I would do anything to protect them. I would literally die for them without a moment's thought. I mean if you think of what you would do for your child, I don't think there's anything you wouldn't ask yourself."

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