Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have really only released one picture of Baby James since she was born back in January (aka the one of her stuffed into a baby carrier the wrong way) and they probably wanted to keep it that way. But I guess one of Ryan’s childhood friends didn’t get the memo, because Ryan recently admitted to GQ that said friend isn’t one of his friends anymore because he caught him trying to sell pictures of his baby. When asked if his friend did it for the money (DUH!), Ryan answered:
“Yeah, just for money. I mean, I don’t think he thought he would ever be caught. But it’s a pretty narrow group of people that I would send photos like that to. They’re just, like, my closest family and my closest friends: ‘Here’s us in the delivery room!'”
“It was like a death. It was like one of those devastating things to find out.”
Obviously that friend wanted to make some extra cash more than he wanted to stay friends with Van Wilder. And it sounds like this maybe wasn’t a total surprise to Ryan. According to Ryan, his friend tried to sell the baby pictures shortly after Ryan cut him off, cash-wise. Apparently Ryan was letting him hump on his checking account, but had to cut him off (probably because Blake needed the extra money to invest in vintage mason jars and twine). And now their friendship is DEAD.
Ryan’s friend is a dum-dum for two reasons. One, it’s kind of a dick move to sell pictures of your friend’s kid, especially when your friend has been filling your wallet with his residuals from The Proposal. Two, because he didn’t need the real thing. I’m sure nobody would have questioned him if he took a doll, wrapped it in an antique linen diaper, placed it on an Antebellum-era patchwork quilt surrounded by several sprigs of hand-picked eucalyptus, taken a picture, applied 3 to 4 Instagram filters, and been like “Here, this is basically a picture of Blake Lively’s kid. Can I have some money now?”