Gather around, chickadees, and we will tell the story of yore. Long ago, in 2010, the beautiful Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen) and handsome Ryan Reynolds traveled separately to a state called Louisiana. What they were doing there is anyone’s guess.

Although they had traversed the lands to film Green Lantern, the movie’s universal celebration was not what came out of the experience. In fact, the film, which starred Ryan and Blake as test pilots, was not as beautiful or timeless as the actors themselves.

At the time of filming, Ryan was married to Hollywood hottie Scarlett Johansson. Blake Lively was dating Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley (Dan) during filming (though they later split in the fall of 2010). But Blake and Ryan became friends anyhow and, when his marriage to ScarJo dissolved in July 2011, the two remained in contact.

But hold your horses, kiddies. Before they got together, Blake spent the summer of 2011 with Leo DiCaprio and Ryan spent it with Charlize Theron.

The two finally got together in October 2011 and have been inseparably beautiful since. The end. (If this were a Drew Barrymore movie, we’d cross that out and write “the beginning.”)

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