Ryan Reynolds played ‘Let’s Get It On’ while Blake Lively was in labor

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I consistently enjoy watching Blake Lively try to balance the tight-rope of “I’m SO private now” versus “I will tell you and show you anything and everything to promote my movies or my husband’s movies.” What kills me a little is that no one really questions it – Blake is constantly referred to as “private” and “quiet,” like she wasn’t on a yacht with Leonardo DiCaprio just a few years ago. Blake and Ryan Reynolds do live quietly for the most part, although they still brought out their kids when Ryan was campaigning for an Oscar, you know? Well, anyway, Blake just served up some TMI and it’s sort of gross to me.

Blake was taking part in a Q&A session with Michael Kors (I’m including the video below), and she confirmed some weird things. One, her first kiss was when she was 16 years old and it was on-camera. Her childhood crush was David Letterman. And… Ryan Reynolds deejay’d her labor. Apparently, Ryan played Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” while she was giving birth to one of their daughters. TMI and also really gross and infuriating. But Blake thinks it’s a funny story, saying that “My doctor was laughing so hard that I thought she was going to drop our baby.”

So, here’s my question for all of you moms out there: if your husband played “Let’s Get It On” while you were giving birth to your child, would that be a dealbreaker? Would you file for divorce the next f–king day? Because, I’m sorry, that is a giant NO. This feels like Millennial Fathering too – where fathers think that they have to be a part of the birthing experience to the point where they’re “deejaying” a birth playlist of SEX MUSIC. Nope.

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  1. InVain says:

    Good on her, because it wouldn’t be funny to me… AT ALL, EVER. NOPE.

    • Lee says:

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Amide says:

      When Ryan said this b4, I 100% thought it was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. Like almost everything he says. Surprised it’s a thing. 😐

    • Snap says:

      He was on a talk show and said at the time her eyes turned into daggers. I guess with a little time/distance she was amused at his attempts to distract her from the pain?

  2. Babs says:

    This kind of celebs anecdotes feels so fake to me. Just a way to keep a name out there while the owner of said name does nothing but dripping with mediocrity.

  3. Evie says:

    I think it would be kind of funny! I mean, granted, I do have a really bizarre sense of humor, AND I have never given birth before, so I have no idea what being in labor is like, but I think because it would be such a random and wildly inappropriate choice for the situation, I would get a few laughs out of it. I don’t know if I could tolerate the entire song though.

    • Babs says:

      I have never given birth, but I’m currently pregnant and I’m not saying this to be dramatic but childbirth and its aftermath are no joke and things can turn pretty bad in a heartbeat so, while I have a sense of humor too, I think I would MURDER my husband if he was trying to be funny while I put my body and life at risk.

      • Missy says:

        I was pushing for two hours after almost a full day in labour, husband holding one leg back, mother in law holding the other back. I wouldn’t of laughed at anything like that…too busy screaming. He seems like a tool to me lol

    • Kristen820 says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks that’s kinda hilarious! In a good-natured, “You’re SUCH a d*ck, lol” sort of way.

  4. Shambles says:

    That’s a good way to get punched.

  5. minx says:

    Ew, too much information from them.
    No, childbirth was NOT the time….it’s intense and painful.

  6. MissMerry says:

    he seems so annoying…but so does she so i bet they’re perfect together.

    • T.Fanty says:

      Now that he’s decided to be a ‘personality,’ he just seems kind of exhausting to me.

  7. Natalia says:

    Just one more example of patriarchal self-involved misogyny. On the surface it seems cool and benign but it isn’t. There are plenty of others songs to induce laughter and relaxation during labor.

  8. chromeprincess says:

    At the time I would been “are u f*ck8ng kidding me right now” After we knew baby arrived safe .. it would have been a funny story for me to tell. But I guess that depends on your relationship and your definition of funny. My husband and I have done and laughed at and about the things I am sure others find repulsive but we do us and welcome everyone else to do the same #25yrstogether

  9. Sam says:

    I don’t know…I think it’s funny. I also don’t get how it’s TMI…it’s not like she was talking about what they’re doing when they’re having sex. All she said was yea my husband played this song while I was giving birth. I feel like it’s common now a days for the father to try and alleviate some of the pain for the mother and I know playing music is one of the things that is recommended. I know I know the song choice….but I’m still ehh about it.

    Also in regards to being on a yacht just a few years ago….that was 6 years ago. She was what 22 or 23 at the time. She’s gonna be 30 in August. Maybe it’s just me but I think there’s a big difference between someone who is in their early 20s and someone who is about to turn 30. Then again I’m one of those folks who also thinks Ryan and Blake are pretty private for a Hollywood couple. I don’t hear or see them unless they’re doing something work related.

    • Beth says:

      That’s in no way TMI and he’s not the only guy who’s done this. It would probably be a little fun and relaxing

    • brooksie says:

      Agree with everything you said.

    • Chingona says:

      Agree, TMI where exactly? Also saying he used his kids while campaigning,please. The only time that their kids have been photographed are in the above pics for his Walk of Fame Star which he wanted his family there for.

  10. Melisande says:

    When I gave birth to our daughter, my husband had the nurses start a Black Keys station. We had created a labor playlist, which we did play, but there was no sex song to be found. In fact, I vetoed a bunch of songs (from both of us) because the last thing I wanted to think about while pushing out our kid was sex!

    Not a deal breaker entirely, but definitely would’ve pissed me off.

  11. Kay says:

    Well. Not sure about that particular song. But I did make a labor playlist that included it’s the end of the world as we know it, hit me baby one more time and super massive black hole. The nurses were cracking up. By the time they called it for the emergency c section the anesthesiologist decided to play along and I think my son was born to ac dc. Although I was a little out of it by that point. It might have been another rock band. So I kind of understand the keep it light idea.

  12. Jana says:

    I think it would have been hysterical. Really, anything to get your mind off the pain. My doctor played a classic Eagles CD to ease up the tension in the operating room during my c-section. Literally, my twins were born to “Life in the Fast Lane.”

  13. tracey says:

    I would think it wildly inappropriate which would mean I’d be laughing my arse off.

  14. Valois says:

    Ryan Reynolds is too old to be a millennial.
    Anyway, this is pretty annoying, but I highly doubt it actually happened. Most of these stories are made up and some celebrities actually said that they made up stuff because that’s what you have to do for segments like that.

  15. Jess says:

    Eh, personally I don’t think it’s that bad, especially if I knew my husband was a jokester like Ryan. I’d almost expect it from someone like him.

  16. L says:

    Ugh. 🙄

  17. MelB says:

    I wanted to junk punch my husband when I was in labor. Playing Let’s Get it On would have pushed me over the edge.

  18. Beckysuz says:

    Eh…my hubs and I are both weirdos, and this sounds like something he’d do to be funny. But thats us. I can see where someone else would not be amused. Know your audience I guess ?

  19. what's inside says:

    That would have earned him a solid punch during the labor, but a giggle once recovery was taking place.

  20. Jennywithay says:

    I think it’s funny. But my oldest was born to my OB rocking out with Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” – 15 years after it was popular. Different strokes for different folks. TMI would have been describing the conception, not what song was playing at the birth.

  21. joannie says:


  22. Hollie says:

    I mean given … I’ve never given birth, but if thats a joke between them and a shared sense of humor, I can understand it and I don’t think it’s a big deal. Yes childbirth is serious and painful, but if thats how he was able to lighten the mood for her, make her more at ease, then whats the issue? It sounds like she was very lucky and had two fairly easy, complication-free pregnancies. Nothing wrong with a little humor from your partner?

  23. Missmarirose says:

    It’s her body and her husband so if she thinks it’s funny, rock on.

  24. Sophie says:

    FYI Ryan was the FIRST one to share this info in the Seth Meyers’s show one year ago.

  25. YvetteW says:

    Marvin Gaye did not die for this. NO.

  26. Starfire says:

    Not to be rude, but sounds like nitpicking to me.
    Why does everything have to be negative (but only to certain celebs) why even bring up something as random and weird as Leo and a yacht?
    Why can’t she tell a story that she thought was funny? What the heck is TMI & Gross about saying her husband played a song, that she had no issue with him playing and she also found it funny?

    • S says:

      agree. i think it’s funny – i would have found it hysterical, except during an active contraction!

  27. Kc says:

    I thought it was funny and I think it would have made me laugh

  28. Mumzy says:

    It *is* one of the best songs ever done. I told my family not long ago that I wanted it played at my funeral. I’m not sure if I was joking or not.

  29. Luana Basco says:

    Ryan already told this story to promote Deadpool, this is old news.

  30. Tiny Martian says:

    To be honest, I wouldn’t have noticed what music was or wasn’t playing when I was in labor, because I was 100% focused on giving birth. So in my case if my husband had played a playlist, that would have been completely for his own and the midwives’ entertainment, and nothing to do with me. But I’m really glad that this wasn’t the case, and that he was completely involved in supporting me in that moment, because that is what I most needed at the time.

    But to each his own!

  31. Lala says:

    I gave birth less than 2 months ago so the pain is still very real to me. It all depends on knowing your partner. My husband is the type who would totally do something like this and to be honest if he did it after the epidural I would have given him the middle finger and laughed. If he did it before, he would have gotten punched. He did say “see you in 10 months” to the doctor after she was born and that got a major side eye and a “oh HELL no”. Lol.

  32. SLP says:

    Long time reader (best commenters on the Internet, hands down), first time posting. LOLing over “Let’s Get It On” being sex music. Definitely not sex music for me, a millennial. Campy and fun. Depending on how long her labor was, she may have needed cheering up. I wish my husband had done that!

  33. ash says:

    that story seems exhausting to me…. like stopppp that is a story you tell at a dinner party or a dunk night away from the kids with friends…..

    when i heard this story, i immediately thought this couple DOES THE MOST