‘Humans of New York’ captured a precious moment between Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Brandon Stanton, the brains behind the popular Humans of New York series, has a magical way of getting folks around the world to open up in ways that even celebrities are not immune to, no matter how many years of media training they’ve endured.
The photographer was on hand during the 2017 Met Gala once again this year, and the first image he’s shared with the world is of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. Reynolds takes the opportunity to get really personal, and shared an honest side of the couple—married in 2012—that we normally don’t get to see of celebrities.
“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,” Reynolds told Stanton.
“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.”
Other images from the night have yet to be released, but will probably start trickling in soon—so grab your tissues and buckle up.