All those years toiling away at the Constance Billard School for Girls among the Blair Waldorfs of the world have clearly paid off, because Blake Lively has mastered the art of the perfect burn. Her latest target? Husband and serial social media jokester Ryan Reynolds.
The “Deadpool” actor was named one of /time.com/collection/2017-time-100/"}}" data-beacon-parsed="true">Time’s 100 Most Influential People this year among a list of honorees, including John Legend, who also scored one of the coveted magazine covers.
To celebrate, Legend, Reynolds and their wives, Chrissy Teigen and Lively, gathered for a gala event with the other 98 honorees on Tuesday night. And that’s where things got interesting.
The “Love Me Now” singer was tapped to perform some of his hits to close out the night, and if you’ve ever heard Legend live before, you know that he’s essentially irresistible to anyone with a pulse in his 50-foot vicinity.
Lively apparently got a little too close to the magic as she later jokingly shared a photo of her new crush to let Reynolds know he has some competition.
“Congratulations to the most influential person in my life. The best man I know... you deserve this @time 100 honor,” she captioned a photo of Reynolds standing in front of Legend onstage. “If only my husband wasn’t blocking you in this shot. I’m so sorry @johnlegend.”
What can we say? She learned from the best.