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Ryan Reynolds praises Blake Lively

Ryan Reynolds praises Blake Lively

Ryan Reynolds thinks Blake Lively was a "mercenary" when she gave birth to their child.

The 'Deadpool' star - who welcomed the little girl, James, in December with the 'Gossip Girl' actress - has admitted she was "cracking jokes" throughout the birth.

He said: "My wife is the real, I mean she is a mercenary. 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."

And the 38-year-old actor has joked that he is "dead" to his daughter because she "gravitates towards the breasts".

Speaking on CONAN, he said: "Right now she's starting to say 'mama'. 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 asshole wandering around the room and getting in her sightline every once in a while."