Blake Lively Shares Close-up Pic of Her Favorite Birthday Present: Ryan Reynolds’s Arms

When we learned that Blake Lively’s birthday was this week, we immediately began to anticipate the annual birthday trolling from husband Ryan Reynolds. And yet, we got something much better.

Lively turned 33 on Tuesday and celebrated at her family’s California home with a day filled with food, an at-home spa session, gifts and, of course, cake.

However, it was the Gossip Girl’s post the following morning that really caught our attention. Lively decided to give fans a look at her very special birthday cake—a sandwich cake piled with whipped cream, blueberries and strawberries. She posted a photo to her Instagram Story of Reynolds delivering the delicious treat.

In the shot, Reynolds is holding the large cake with candles while wearing a thin blue shirt that shows off his muscular biceps.

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Clearly, the mother of three was more interested in her husband’s physique, because she shared a series of zoomed-in shots of the muscle. She captioned the final pic, “Happy birthday to me.” Our sentiments exactly.


Surprisingly, there was no trolling post from Reynolds this year. Last year, after being roasted by his wife on his birthday, the 43-year-old Deadpool star took a page out of Lively’s playbook and shared a series of photos in which she’s either cropped out, blurry or has her eyes closed. And we’re not just talking about a few photos—the slideshow featured ten. He simply captioned it, “Happy Birthday, @blakelively.”

Dessert and a show? Looks like this might have been Blake’s best birthday to date.