Ryan Reynolds Finally Reveals Daughter James’ Birthdate – She’s 1 Today!

12/16/2015 at 08:30 PM ET

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively kept everyone guessing for a whole year.

The couple welcomed daughter James around the 2014 holidays, but never shared her actual birthdate — until Wednesday, exactly one year later.

So, happy birthday baby James!

Reynolds, 39, took to Twitter to celebrate his daughter turning 1; finally revealing that she was born on Dec. 16 of last year.

“Happy birthday to my baby girl!” he tweeted. “Sad I lost my virginity. But thankful I have a daughter.”

Ryan Reynolds Reveals Daughter James' Birthdate
Courtesy Blake Lively


Although the couple has played coy about sharing their bundle of joy with the world, Reynolds isn’t shy when it comes to talking about her. In an October interview with GQ, the Deadpool star opened up about his new role as dad.

“I have no problem waking up five times in the middle of the night and changing diapers, and as exhausted as you get, I have this stupid grin on my face all the time,” Reynolds said.

When he comes to his and Lively’s decision not to share too much of James with the public, the actor admitted he realizes it can be annoying. However, behind closed doors he has no problem raving about his daughter.

“I find it to be really obnoxious,” he said. “In fact, every time I talk about my kid in public, I’m generally talking about how average she is. But at home, I’m like ‘You’re a genius! Oh, my God! You just took a s— in your diaper that came out as a perfect musical note!”

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Ngaire on

Isn’t he in Australia with Blake filming. Its the 17th over there not the 16th – See the his twitter message – dated 17th.

Penny_Tration on

Who cares?

Carrie on

the twitter message is dated december 16th at 1.18pm- that being said, this doesn’t show time zones

but really its silly to get all hyper over when the kids birthday is

pegtheworrier on

Why is he even sharing his daughters birthday and he doesn’t want to show her. I personally don’t get it. If he wants to be that secretive then don’t say birthday and NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT HER!!!!!!!!!!!

maryhelenc on

How cute. Ryan is hilarious.

As for those who say he isn’t allowed to mention his kid because he doesn’t want to show her off en masse, I’m sure family & friends see James. I don’t share my kids photos with total strangers. Why should Blake & Ryan?

Danielle on

@ngaire

Twitter will show the time posted based on the timezone of your computer.. For example- if I go to his twitter and click that tweet it shows as being posted on Dec 16 at 318pm and I’m in the Central Timezone…

If he is in Australia he may posted it intentionally to cause speculation.

Silly on

How funny that they were so secretive about the kid’s birthday, what are they afraid of? People posting a birthday message?

spourt on

Who said they were scared? It wasn’t like there was a big cover-up, they just didn’t give a press conference for every contraction and push, unlike the Kardashians. Good for them.

Angela on

Yeah he wants to say happy birthday to his daughter, however he doesn’t want to show her picture.

Linda on

Wow.. does he know how to use baby carriers? You’re not supposed to stick the legs out in front, what the hell is he doing there or better – who let him? This is probably an older picture, but still – how stupid can one be?

debra on

For those of you that don’t know Ryan, he has a sense of Humor.
And the Baby Carrier he put on the wrong way and admitted it when the world saw the last picture.
Ryan and Blake are Private people and never even showed there wedding to the fans. Leave them be there trying to earn a living like every one else. Waiting on Deadpool Ryan…

Sandra on

Ryan cracks me up, his humor is the best. Nice pic of baby feet.

Guest21 on

This is such a non-story. Who cares? Maybe if they showed a photo of the kid there might be a bit of interest. Otherwise, b-o-r-i-n-g…..

Olivia on

They look like a loving family! Happy for them.