Reynolds responded to a news article, claiming that him and Lively are “struggling to spend quality time” together. “I wish,” he wrote. “I could use a little ‘me time.’” The implication, of course, being that the Hollywood couple spends so much time together, they need a break from spousal cabin fever, lest we have an Overlook Hotel-type situation. We feel you, Reynolds: as much as we love our significant others, sometimes we want a night alone to eat chocolate-covered strawberries while watching 90 Day Fiancé. In a brightening face mask, naturally.
The original article, from the International Business Times, quotes an unnamed source from OK! magazine as the rumor seed. And like a seed, it germinated into a tangled web of rumors that seemed to suggest that Reynolds and Lively were headed for divorce. First of all, not only is their marriage totally not our business, but the couple is one of the happiest ones on the red carpet. They’re always photographed smiling and hugging and being adorable. Sure, it could be an act, but Reynolds is specifically telling us to ignore such gossip. Reynolds and Lively are so happily married that even Taylor Swift adores it.
Reynolds is active on Twitter and enjoys using the platform to be his most idiosyncratic self. He regularly responds to sexual come-ons, whether sincere or Russian bot spam, with jokes about his mundane life. Reynolds’ tweets about Lively are hilariously meant to snub her, but always in laughably good fun. In 2016, he wished Lively a happy birthday by writing, “Just want to wish Billy Ray Cyrus the most special, magical birthday ever. I love you with all my heart. Also, Happy Birthday to my wife,” on Twitter, and we lost it. His crowning jewel, however, may be this viral gem in which he wished Lively another happy birthday, this time including a photo of her body half cropped out of the frame. If their relationship can survive Reynolds’ savage tweets, it can survive anything.