What Ryan Reynolds Said About Having a Daughter Will Melt Your Heart

As if we needed another reason to adore Ryan Reynolds!
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Let's play a game called three things you didn't know about Ryan Reynolds.

Ready? Here goes:

1. He is the youngest of four boys!

2. His nickname for his daughter James is "Shrimpie."

3. He is hot as heck.

Okay, you knew the last one. But did you also know the star dad, who is married to actress Blake Lively, always wished for a daughter? He told People magazine this week, "Having a daughter was a dream come true for me. I would have made a terrible king."

Reynolds, who says he was more of a moving target than a sibling growing up, adds, "I never admitted it out loud, to myself or my wife, but I really wanted a little girl. It's the best."

Yup, it is. In fact, my husband, who is a doppelganger for the actor believe it or not (okay, not really), is the youngest of three boys and also really hoped to have a daughter one day. The day we found out we were having a little girl is actually the only time I've ever seen him cry. His wish came true times three, when we welcomed our third daughter two years ago.

As for Reynolds, he admits, "I don't have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter's finger. I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world."

So sweet. As if we needed another reason to love you, Ryan!

Do you have a daddy's little girl at home?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.

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