With her "Deadpool"-starring husband turning 41 on Monday, she posted a special message for him on Instagram. This was no hearts-and-flowers post -- it was a calculated, clever response to his August birthday post for her. After this, Reynolds is going to have to up his game in their war of posts.
Let's quickly revisit what prompted Lively's message: For her 30th birthday, Reynolds wrote a lovely message wishing a happy birthday to his "amazing wife." However, in the photo accompanying the message, Lively was all but cropped out.
A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Aug 25, 2017 at 8:20pm PDT
The year before, he tweeted a sappy birthday message -- to Billy Ray Cyrus. Lively got a simple "happy birthday."
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.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 25, 2016
This year, Lively got in the game, proving that she also has a knack for hilarious birthday messages. Her "happy birthday, baby" message included a strategically cropped photo. The result? Reynolds took a backseat to Ryan Gosling, Canada's -- and the world's -- other favorite Ryan. Ouch.
A post shared by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on Oct 23, 2017 at 3:25pm PDT
Lively definitely gets points for this. Reynolds had better start plotting his response now.