We all know that Ryan Reynolds is a man in love with his family. Getty Images In fact, he recently revealed that becoming a father is "the best thing that's ever happened to him." But one thing he rarely speaks about is the fraught relationship he had with his own father. Angela Weiss / AFP / Getty Images In the past, Ryan has revealed that the relationship was strained, and that his father was "tough," but he's rarely elaborated beyond that. However, in a new interview Ryan has opened up about his dad, revealing that it was actually Blake Lively who helped them reconcile before he died in 2015. Hector Retamal / AFP / Getty Images Speaking to Mr Porter, Ryan said of Blake: "She has a gift for foresight," and that she encouraged him to make amends with his father. Ryan went on to say that as a result of the reconciliation, he and Blake decided to name their first daughter "James," after his father. Getty Images Ryan explained: "It felt right. All family relationships come with some complications. For better or worse, all roads lead to here. At the end of the day, it's easier to focus on the good stuff than the bad. My father died soon after my daughter was born, but he got to see her, which makes me happy.” And he also revealed the lovely family heirloom that he plans to pass down to James. Getty Images He explained that his everyday watch is one with the inscription: "JR," on the back – the initials of both his father and his daughter. He added: "There are very few items that men carry throughout their lives in terms of accessories, and a watch is one of them. It's just one of the things that i hope to some day pass on [to her.]" My heart. 💕 Here's the full interview with Ryan Reynolds.