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As we all know, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are the best couple in Hollywood since Brad and Jen vibes. (Controversial, I know, but I am a Jen fan at heart, get over it). Anyway, Lively and Reynolds have been giving us #relationshipgoals for what seems like forever, even though their love affair started off at an awkward double date with different partners (it’s like a rom-com ready to roll).

The genetically blessed couple were friends first, although Reynolds recently revealed he felt sparks at that fateful double date. Funnily enough, Lively didn’t! (lol awks). In an interview with EW, she noted, “[That date] went well for him. I don’t know about fireworks for me. [laughs].”

Apparently there was some serious friend-zoning going on before they realized they were meant to be together 4eva. “No, yeah, we were such good friends for so long and we both got to know each other as friends so when we were both single, we were still trying to find each other’s [perfect date],” Lively continued. ‘Oh, who would be good for you?’ We’d sit around being like, ‘Oh jeez, do you know anyone?’

Zomg. Stop that madness.

“And it didn’t click for, I mean, a good year and a half. Like, ‘Oh hey, wait, hold on. We could date!,” Lively revealed. Years later, they are the romantic toast of Tinseltown, and the most loved-up, beautiful couple with a daughter James and another child on the way.

Let’s learn from this love story – as singles, maybe we should all take a hard look at the close friends in our lives. Who makes your heart burst?

Blake revealed, “that’s what I appreciate about our relationship is that he really is my friend, first and foremost still, you know? Not just in our history but in everyday life, he is my friend first. And I think that’s the secret to happiness. I don’t know! I don’t know the secret to happiness, but the secret to my happiness.”

Sounds like happiness to me. Take a second – that person could be right in front of you.

In the meantime, watch this funny video about Lively watching Reynolds’ sex scenes with her daughter on a plane.