Money can be a divisive thing.
You never know how people are going to react when faced with the opportunity of a potentially big, easy payday. And hunky, angelic-faced Ryan Reynolds learned the hard way that sometimes, money comes between even the closest of friends.
Reynolds recalled a story from shortly after his daughter, James, was born back in December. Baby James is his and wife Blake Lively’s first and only child.
He told GQ magazine, “A guy 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.”
One could only imagine what it is like to realize the vulnerability of a new parent coming to the realization that they are not, try as hard as they might, able to keep their new little one safe from all the dangers and predators in the world.
He continued, “It was like death. It was like one of those devastating things to find out.”
Reynolds said he was “shocked” to find out who it was, but revealed that it wasn’t too difficult to figure out, given the small size of the circle of friends and family who had access to a photo as intimate as this.
He said, “I mean, I don’t think he thought he would ever be caught. But it’s a pretty narrow group of people… They’re just my closest friends: ‘Here’s us in the delivery room.'”
Apparently, according to Reynolds, this friend was hard up for cash and had exhausted his Ryan Reynolds money train. “Well, I think he’d ask for a check enough times where I was like, ‘There’s no more check to be had.'”
As for how he dealt with this “friend,” he said, “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 works out.”