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    Sep 21, 2015

    Ryan Reynolds Ended A Friendship After The Guy Tried To Sell Photos Of Baby James

    Note to self: Don't cross Ryan's family.

    Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are actors who have obviously won the lottery of life.

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    Last year, Blake gave birth to their daughter, James. The two are fiercely protective of James, and didn't even reveal her name for a few months and haven't posted any photos of their baby's face.

    So it should come as no surprise that if you try to sell photos of baby James, the Lively-Reynolds clan will not be pleased. In a new interview for GQ, Ryan was very up front about THAT:

    Ryan: A guy that I'd known for my whole life, one of my closest friends growing up, he had been shopping pictures of my baby around. I kind of got in front of it, which is good. But it was a slightly dark period. A bad couple of weeks.

    GQ: This was somebody you knew well?

    Ryan: Somebody I grew up with, yeah. Somebody I've known, who's been one of my closest friends, for 25 years.

    GQ: Was that an experience you'd had before, being betrayed by someone like that?

    Ryan: No. It was like a death. It was like one of those devastating things to find out.

    GQ: Did you have a conversation about it?

    Ryan: Yeah. Yeah. It was a pretty strongly worded conversation.

    GQ: Did he do it for money?

    Ryan: Yeah, just for money. I mean, I don't think he thought he would ever be caught. But it's a pretty narrow group of people that I would send photos like that to. They're just, like, my closest family and my closest friends: "Here's us in the delivery room!:

    GQ: Were you like, "Next time you need a check, just ask"?

    Ryan: Well, I think he'd asked for a check enough times where I was like, 'There's no more checks to be had.'

    GQ: Probably no more baby pictures, either.

    Ryan: No. It was, like, so kind of shocking. There isn't really a conversation to have. It's just, "Oh, well, now I'm never going to see you or talk to you again, unfortunately.: That's kind of how it worked out.

    Hint to everyone: You mess with James, you will regret it.

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