Blake Lively is not warning Anna Kendrick to stop "flirting" with Ryan Reynolds, despite a ridiculous tabloid report. The story is provably untrue on a number of levels. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
According to NW, Lively isn't happy about her A Simple Favor co-star engaging in "flirty banter" with her husband. The example used by the magazine is Kendrick teasing Reynolds at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards last month after she won Choice Twit, the award for favorite Twitter personality. "I know that Ryan Reynolds was nominated, so in your face, Ryan," the actress joked while accepting the award. Not exactly all that flirty.
The second example the magazine uses is flat-out absurd. Back in March 2015, a Twitter user asked Reynolds what it was like kissing Kendrick in their 2014 movie The Voices. The actor responded, " Like taking your face to Awesometown." Kendrick later chimed in, "That IS the Kendrick-train guarantee. With local stops in Awkwardville and Tolerableshire." The outlet's supposed "source" claims Lively "doesn't think [the exchange] was appropriate." Once again, this back-and-forth occurred years before Lively and Kendrick made their movie together.
Still, the tabloid wrongly contends that Lively doesn't appreciate her co-star "honing in on her territory" by trolling Reynolds on social media. "Blake has got to be a little jealous," says the alleged insider. "In fact, I heard she's asked Ryan to tell Anna to curb it. You can bet she told Ryan to nip it too."
Here's what the unreliable magazine doesn't mention. The three are all involved in an ongoing social media exchange, the theme of which is Reynolds being jealous of his wife's close friendship with her co-star. In May, Kendrick wrote on Twitter, "Yo @VancityReynolds my plan to steal your wife is already going so well that she's getting the two of us confused. HASHTAG MRS STEAL YOUR GIRL."
The following month, Lively said on on Instagram that Kendrick "is the hotter, female(r) version of my husband... so, would it reaaaally count as cheating??" Kendrick then responded, ""So glad we're finally taking this public... I let Ryan have Deadpool. He can give me this." Following that, Reynolds joked that he wasn't going to allow Kendrick to steal his wife. And last month, when Lively was asked in an "Entertainment Tonight" interview what "Ryan-like qualities" Kendrick had, the actress joked, "Umm mostly in bed, I feel like."
Conclusion: Despite the magazine's claim that Lively isn't happy about Kendrick "flirting" with her husband on social media, the co-stars of A Simple Favor have actually been teaming up to tease Reynolds about their close bond. Lively has an ongoing bit about cheating on her husband with Kendrick, who's in turn teasing Reynolds about stealing his wife. It's obviously all in good fun, but if there's anyone who should be jealous over the situation, it's Reynolds.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.