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Reynolds: Blake is a mercenary

Reynolds: Blake is a mercenary

Ryan Reynolds thinks Blake Lively deserves a medal for her attitude in the delivery room.

The Hollywood couple welcomed their little girl James in December. Ryan is still impressed by how Blake handled her labour, especially as he didn’t think he was much help.

“My wife is the real, I mean she is a mercenary,” he said during an appearance on Conan. “At one point in the middle of the delivery, the doctor's cell phone went off and she said, 'Oh, no. Go ahead, take a personal call. Feel free.' She was cracking jokes in the delivery room. She may have been on drugs, but I don't ask personal questions. I was just a terrible coach. There was a lot of clapping. I went for a couple of high fives, but she did not.”

James is now seven months old and developing day by day. But the 38-year-old thinks his wife has had an unfair advantage when it comes to influencing their daughter’s first word.

“Right now she's starting to say 'mama,'" he continued. "There's an unfair advantage there. It turns out that breasts are actually a life support system and the child seems to gravitate towards the breasts. I'm just the breastless a**hole wandering around the room and getting in her sightline every once in a while.”

Ryan joked about his jealousy of the bond between mother and daughter, laughing that he might as well not be there a lot of the time.

“All about mum. I am dead to her," he joked. "That's her first words, ironically. 'You're dead to me.'”

- Cover Media