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Ryan Reynolds trolls wife Blake Lively on her birthday with unflattering photos

'She's still always so beautiful'

Sarah Young
Monday 26 August 2019 13:44 BST
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Ryan Reynolds has paid tribute to his wife, Blake Lively, on her birthday by sharing a series of hilarious candid photographs.

On Sunday, the Deadpool actor posted 10 images of Lively to celebrate her 32nd birthday on his Instagram.

However, the photographs were a far stretch from the glamorous snaps we’re used to seeing of the Gossip Girl star.

“Happy Birthday, @blakelively,” Reynolds wrote alongside a collection of not-so-camera ready shots.

In nearly all of the photographs, Lively is caught off guard and can be seen blinking, pulling funny faces or barely in shot while her husband expertly poses for the camera.

While Reynolds thought he had successfully trolled his wife not everyone agreed, with many of the couple’s famous friends commenting to point out how beautiful Lively is.

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld joked in the comments: “There are no bad pictures of @blakelively and happy [birthday cake emoji].”

Stranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown, added: “Haha! Happy birthday she's still always so beautiful”.

Plus-size model Tess Holliday agreed, writing: “I really think you captured her essence in these shots.”

This is not the first time Reynolds has shared unflattering photographs of his wife on social media.

After photos emerged of Lively looking far from her glamorous self while filming for spy thriller The Rhythm Section in 2017, her husband posted one of the images to his Instagram alongside the caption: “#nofilter”.

On her birthday that same year, Reynolds wrote an Instagram post wishing his “amazing wife” a happy birthday, with an image that cropped out Lively almost entirely, leaving only his own face to take up the bulk of the frame.

In May 2019, the couple – who got married in 2012 – announced they were expecting their third child while at the New York City premiere of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

Lively stepped out wearing a yellow dress which showed off her growing baby bump.

Reynolds and Lively are already parents to four-year-old daughter James and two-year-old Inez.

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