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Blake Lively Joked That She Was Pregnant On Instagram, And Ryan Reynolds' Response Is Making Me Cackle

"I will be out of the office starting July 22nd through the middle of forever and ever."

If we know anything about Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, it's that they love nothing more than trolling and roasting the hell out of each other on Instagram.

Ryan Reynolds (left) and Blake Lively (right) smiling widely at a movie premiere
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And if you thought that this would change while the pair are locked down with their three children and Blake's mom, then you'd be wrong.

Blake Lively (left) and Ryan Reynolds (right), laughing in this photo from the premiere of the movie Detective Pikachu
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In fact, back in March they donated $1 million to two food banks, with Blake signing off her statement announcing the pledge with a dig at Ryan and his attempt to practice "emotional distancing" from his mother-in-law.

Blake Lively (right) and her mother, laughing
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"Can someone please tell Ryan that 'emotional distancing' from his mother-in-law is not a thing," Blake wrote in her statement. "Nothing can save him."

A month later, Blake continued the roasting by posting a photo of Ryan with a rather fetching quarantine ponytail before she trimmed his hair for him.

A screenshot of an Instagram story showing a small ponytail tied up in the back of a man's head

"I dare you to forget this every time you see him for the rest of eternity," Blake wrote in the caption.


And, after he saw the trolling he was being subjected to, Ryan decided to immediately respond and took the roasting to a whole new level.

A screenshot of an Instagram story with the words "Clearly your birth control doesn't work"

Well, just a couple of months later, the pair are back at it again. On Wednesday, Ryan posted a clip from his 2010 film, Buried, to mark its release on Hulu.

It didn't take long before Blake showed up in the comments, telling her husband that the clip "got [her] pregnant".

In this screengrab of an Instagram comment, Blake Lively writes, "I think this just got me pregnant"

And of course, Ryan swiftly responded with perhaps his wittiest comeback so far.

A screengrab of an Instagram comment from Ryan Reynolds

"I will be out of the office starting July 22nd through the middle of forever and ever," he wrote in the style of an automatic out-of-office reply.

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"If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact someone. Anyone. Otherwise I will respond to your message as soon as possible upon my unlikely return. Thank you," he added.

Lively and Reynolds grin in front of a wall that advertises the movie Deadpool and Mike's Harder Punch beverages
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The comment comes 11 months after the pair welcomed their third daughter, whose name has not been revealed publicly.

Lively, Reynolds, and their baby smile, standing in the woods
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The new baby joins their sisters, James, 5, and Inez, 3.

And during an interview in April, Ryan revealed that he'd been enjoying a lot of quality time with his daughters during quarantine — and had, in fact, been designing dresses for them out of tissue paper.

Two men, Ryan Reynolds (left) and Stephen Colbert (right) smile in adjacent panels during an interview on a late-night talk show

"I like just being here with the girls. I like doing the girls' stuff," Ryan said. "I try not to push gender-normative ideas on my kids as they were born, but each one, when they came out that chute, they really wanted to make dresses. They wanted to dress in hot pink all day. So that's what I do."

But when he was asked if he was missing ~masculine company~ while quarantining with all women, he made it very clear that he couldn't be happier.

Ryan Reynolds, dressed in a suit, and Blake Likely, in a blue dress, kneel on the Hollywood Walk of Fame above Reynolds' star; Reynolds holds a baby as another child jumps onto a red carpet
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"I do not miss masculine company at all," Ryan said. "Really, most men tend to just be the architects of someone's demise."

Ellie Woodward is a deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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