Ryan Reynolds on Blake Lively’s Second Pregnancy: I ‘Played a Little Lionel Richie, and the Mood Hit!’

09/01/2016 at 06:05 PM ET

Ryan Reynolds Eddie Bauer American Forests
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It sounds like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively can thank their “Endless Love” for Baby No. 2.

“Yeah, ya know, [I] just played a little Lionel Richie, and the mood hit!” Reynolds told PEOPLE Tuesday at Eddie Bauer and American Forests’ The One Tree initiative and #Hug2Give campaign launch, quipping of the conception of his and wife Lively’s second baby.

All jokes aside, the movie star, 39, partnered with the clothing brand and environmental organization to implement his passion for earth — one that he shares with Lively, 29, and their 20-month-old daughter James.

“I’m a big outdoorsman. My relationship with the outdoors is a long, storied one and something I value greatly,” Reynolds tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I love doing it with my family. I take my daughter with me all the time on hikes. My wife is just extraordinarily pregnant, so there’s not a lot of hiking going on, which I’m told is my fault!”

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While his expectant wife’s growing baby belly might keep her from from the great outdoors for the time being, Reynolds still has an adorable hiking partner.

“I take my daughter out all the time. I live upstate New York, as well, so I’m able to get out there, and it’s all just the backyard and the forests,” says the British Columbia, Canada, native, who grew up with an a keen appreciation for nature.

And now that he has kids of his own, Reynolds’ perspective on preservation advocacy has only grown more fervent.

“I like to think that this movement is galvanized enough that we can actually turn back the clock on some of the damage we’ve done and really create a space in the world that our kids can enjoy and experience what we experienced when we were young, their age,” he says. “I think about it all the time: Is my daughter going to have the same opportunities I had as a kid? And I hope that’s gonna be true. So I’m doing my part, big and small, to see that that happens.”

And Reynolds sees speaking out about The One Tree as doing his part: Each time someone posts a photo of themselves hugging a tree on social media with the hashtag #Hug2Give, Eddie Bauer will donate $50 American Forests to contribute toward the nonprofit’s conservation efforts.

— Jeff Nelson

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jena on

can’t take this tool seriously after his taking part in horribly forced pictures…oh and the green lantern

Liv on


FYI on

^ you’re an idiot.

socalladyinfo on

He is a crazy guy…love his sense of humor…I bet you that little girl has her daddy wupped! Blake is beautiful…it is so refreshing NOT to see their child being exploited like other children I can think of….

guest on

Cutest Hollywood Couple!!!!

Kay on

Too Much Information!! Besides, do you only have sex once to know that’s exactly when the pregnancy happened?

SillyPeople on

I think people often miss that he is very sarcastic. He isn’t seriously sharing info about when his daughter was conceived. This campaign sounds very cool- finally a good use for a hash tag.

🤔 on

He called his daughter an azzh0le on Twitter lmao

Anonymous on

More than one typo in this article

S on

Is “$50 American Forest” a new currency? Or did people once again forget to proofread the article?

Terri on

Fake self-deprecation = yuck