Ryan Reynolds Says His New Baby Is ‘Totally Average’

As if Ryan Reynolds couldn’t get any cuter with this whole new dad thing he has going on, he recently kidded that the tiny daughter he shares with Blake Lively isn’t the smartest baby on the block.

“Everyone thinks their baby’s a genius,” the 38-year-old star said recently on Live! With Kelly and Michael. “People find it delightfully refreshing when I tell them, ‘My baby? Totally average. 100 percent average.'”

By contrast, Reynolds said, he has a friend whose 2 1/2-year-old can recite lines from Anton Chekhov plays.

“Now that baby’s a genius,” he said. “And probably, I mean let’s be honest, a bit of an a-hole.”

Reynolds and Lively, 27, welcomed their first child just before the new year. They won’t say what her name is, though the happy dad confirmed in another interview that it isn’t Violet like everyone thought.

When host Kelly Ripa teased that he smelled like baby powder, the Green Lantern actor had another great comeback.

“Yeah, that’s not going to change anytime soon,” he said. “If I don’t get any sleep soon, I’ll change that to arsenic.”

Speaking of sleep, Reynolds is thrilled to pieces that he isn’t getting much. What?

“You’re up all night, but it’s weird — you’re, like, happy about it in a strange way,” he said. “If anything else woke up every 45 minutes during the night, demanding to see my wife’s breasts, you kill it. But, you know, a baby, you’re like, ‘Ah, woohoo!'”

I love it when celebrities get real — especially when it comes to their kids. It never gets old to see some of our favorite stars change, in a good way, when they become parents. If Reynolds was hot before (and he was), he’s gotten even better now that he has a baby. I’m sure the same is true of his gorgeous wife.

Just please stop torturing us, Ryan and Blake. Tell us her name!


UPDATE: Her names is James!

Can you relate — is your baby “totally average” too?