Blake Lively’s speech honoring Ryan Reynolds at his American Cinematheque Award reception is seriously swoon-worthy

If you were to poll 100 Americans, Family Feud-style, on what celebrity couple is the most #CoupleGoals, we would bet Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds would show up pretty high on the board. These two have always been prone to putting their absolutely sappy love for one another front and center, and a speech that Lively gave recently at a reception honoring her husband was certainly no exception.

Lively took the stage in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton for a reception where Reynolds accepted the 36th American Cinematheque Award, and during her speech, there wasn’t a single person in the audience who didn’t let out at least one audible, “Aww.” As she paid tribute to her husband, Lively specifically called out his “heart, his philanthropy, his humor, his integrity, his unmatched work ethic,” but, most importantly, she also focused on his deep love for his family.

“He had to check into his home base,” Lively said of times when Reynolds has been away from home, filming his many movie and TV projects on location around the world. “It was essential to keeping him grounded, to keeping him sane, to keeping him, him.”

She continued, “And now I am his home and our girls are his home. And just like that 19 year old boy, he races home. Whether it’s from across the globe or a meeting across the street, he is hardwired to get home. If he came home from set not in his wardrobe, we would be very concerned. Soaked in mud, fake blood, real blood, prosthetic scars, superhero suits, tap shoes, or clown makeup, daddy always comes home.”

If you need to pause here and grab a tissue, go right ahead.

Reynolds and Lively share three daughters together — 7-year-old James, 6-year-old Inez, and 3-year-old Betty — and Lively is currently expecting their fourth child. Before the ceremony, Reynolds showed off his bracelets — that his daughters made for him — to reporters on the red carpet.

We’re so excited for Lively and Reynolds to welcome that fourth baby, who is clearly going to have plenty of love in their life.

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