Ryan Reynolds earned some serious husband points this week when he praised his wife Blake Lively at this year’s Met Gala, saying that she made him a “more empathetic person”.

The glamorous couple attended the annual Met Gala on Monday evening (May 1st) in New York City, and were photographed by Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton, as part of the popular photoblog that was established in 2010.

“She always responds with empathy. She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy,” Reynolds said about his wife of five years and mother of his two children. “She'll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were five or six years old. And she's made me a more empathetic person.”

Reynolds tied the knot with Lively in 2012, having met her in 2010 on the set of Green Lantern. They have since welcomed two daughters together, the eldest, named James, born in 2014, followed by Ines in 2016.

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The 40 year old Deadpool actor added that Lively had helped him to repair his relationship with his late father before he passed away.

“I had a very fractured relationship with my father. Before he died, she made me remember things I didn't want to remember. She made me remember the good times.”

This came a few days after Lively had poked some light-hearted fun at Reynolds after he was last week nominated as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People.

“Congratulations to the most influential person in my life,” Lively wrote on Instagram. “The best man I know… you deserve this @time 100 honor… If only my husband wasn’t blocking you in this shot. I’m so sorry @johnlegend.”

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