The INSIDER Summary:
- Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attended the 2017 Met Gala.
- They were photographed inside by “Humans of New York.”
- Reynolds said Lively had made him a more empathetic person.
- She also helped him repair his relationship with his father before he died.
The 2017 Met Gala was a star-studded event featuring celebrities dressed to the nines. Nestled among the rich and famous was photographer Brandon Stanton — the man behind the viral photography project called “Humans of New York.”
Stanton’s photo series often features a portrait of one or two New Yorkers (though he visits other cities sometimes) captioned with a quote from the person in the photo.
While inside the Met Gala, Stanton chose Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds as portrait subjects, and the attached quote was Reynolds speaking adoringly about his wife.
“She always responds with empathy,” the caption read. “She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy. She’ll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were five or six years old. And she’s made me a more empathetic person. I had a very fractured relationship with my father. Before he died, she made me remember things I didn’t want to remember. She made me remember the good times.”
Lively and Reynolds have been married since September 2012 and now have two daughters, Ines and James.
So far it’s the only picture from inside the Met Gala that Stanton has posted, but we’re hopeful for more intimate looks at gorgeous couples and standalone stars.