As the Free Guy star—who wed Blake in September 2012 and has since welcomed three daughters, James6, Inez, 5, Betty, 2—put it, “We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends.”
And although Ryan once declared he was “not one for vomiting declarations of sentiment out across the airwaves,” it’s fair to say that in recent history, he’s warmed up to the idea.

The latest example? Ryan, who was honored at this year’s event as an entertainment and entrepreneurial innovator WSJ Magazine Innovator AwardsDuring his acceptance speech, he gushed about his wife.