Since the original publication of this story in February, PEOPLE has confirmed the couple are expecting their second child.
Growing up, Ryan Reynolds was always surrounded by boys.
The youngest of four boys and the son of a cop, Reynolds was “less a sibling and more of a moving target,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.
“Having a daughter was a dream come true for me,” he says. “I would have made a terrible king.”
Reynolds, 39, says he has no problem “being surrounded by estrogen” as the only man in the house. In fact, it’s what the Deadpool star says he secretly hoped for when he first found out Lively, 28, was pregnant.
“I don’t have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter’s finger,” he says. “I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world.”
For much more from Ryan Reynolds on fame, fatherhood and marriage, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
— Jodi Guglielmi with reporting by Kate Coyne