We Don’t Talk Enough About Ryan Reynolds’s Jewelry Era

The first thing to know about Ryan Reynolds is that he’s married to living style icon Blake Lively. But the second most important should be this: Ryan Reynolds loves to accessorize. Newsboy hats, watches, statement eyewear—the obsession has taken various forms over the years. But it can all be traced back to the early aughts, the golden age of men’s jewelry. 

Ryan Reynolds at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards

Steve Granitz

The Moment: A pioneer of the comedian-to-action hero pipeline, Reynolds spent the 2000s transforming his image from goofball to leading man. Having finally made the jump from TV to movies as the star of National Lampoon’s Van Wilder in 2002, Reynolds met singer-songwriter and fellow Canadian Alanis Morissette at Drew Barrymore’s birthday party the same year. The pair started dating, and by 2004 they were engaged. Reynolds subsequently started bulking up for his first superhero gig playing vampire hunter Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity. The film flopped, but it set Reynolds up for the box office success he’d start to have near the end of the decade with the release of Definitely, Maybe (2008), X Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Proposal (2009). 

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