Ryan Reynolds is a good actor, which he proved most recently with “Free Guy” (Disney immediately started talking sequel.) He’s also a good guy, looking out for those who need it most. But he’s also, by all accounts, a good girl dad, a position he relishes. Especially when he compares it to growing up with four brothers.
He was on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” as part of his “Free Guy” promotion tour, and he talked about how different it is raising girls versus raising boys.
“I’m 100 percent a girl dad, I love it. I absolutely love it,” he said. “I didn’t expect to be a dad or be married. It’s all part of the Hollywood arrangementship,” he said jokingly.
The father of three girls admitted that raising girls has been easier than he thought it would be.
“I’m the youngest of four boys,” he said. “I did live in fear that it was going to be boys. The only way you could leave a room was through a perfectly good wall.” He joked that if he had boys, he’d pay for “padded rooms.”
That’s pretty much it, right? I mean obviously, there will be exceptions to every rule. But the more parents I talk to, the more it seems to fall right in line with expectations. Generally, boys are wild and are probably harder when they’re young.
I’m in a similar situation to Reynolds (I am also a very handsome movie star). I grew up with all brothers and our house had its fair share of rough moments. Now, I’m the dad to three girls, and while there’s still plenty of roughhousing and craziness, it’s nowhere near the level of winner-take-all physicality that was growing up with brothers.
Reynolds has spoken at length before about loving his role as a girl dad, saying about his daughters last year: “If anything got scary in my life, they’re the first people I would lean on because they have wisdom and strength and they’re calm under fire,” he said. “They have courage under fire.”