The majority of people today are aware Ryan ReynoldsIs married to Blake Lively. The couple have three children together and have been married ten years. But did you know that the actor was once engaged? Alanis Morisette?
They were engaged from 2004 to 2007.
The Canadian stars met in 2002 at Drew Barrymore’s birthday party. They quickly fell inlove and began to date. “We have the perfect combination of compatibility and incompatibility that makes the relationship very passionate,” The singer said it. PeopleAt the time. “It’s perfect. I think it’s about stretching each other.”
They were engaged in 2004 and have continued to talk about each other lovingly. “He’s just such a supportive creature. I feel so loved by him, in a trampoline kind of way. He’s always very happy for me,” Morissette said of her then-fiancé.
Reynolds was also kind, saying, “I love her music…“We just want to be in the same room as much as possible.”After a brief split and reconciliation in 2007, the couple ended their relationship.
Why did they break up?
According to their representatives, “Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette have mutually decided to end their engagement. They remain close friends and continue to have the utmost love and admiration for each other. They ask that their privacy be respected surrounding this personal matter.”
Although they have not discussed their split in great detail, Morissette did speak vaguely about the reasons behind it. ”Public romance? I’m going to be avoiding that in the future,” Morissette told Entertainment WeeklyAfter the split. ”I think the only time I’ll talk about any guy I’m with will be when I’m married with six kids. ‘That guy who’Are you with me every day? Yeah. He’s my husband.”’
In an interview with Women’s HealthThe singer made another statement about Reynolds’s romance: “I get angry at myself for staying in relationships way too long.”
Morissette’s ‘Flavors of Entanglement’(2008) Inspired by Their Breakup
All of the heartbreak did not end in despair. It was all for some album material. Morissette’s 2008 album, Flavors for EntanglementReynolds split with Reynolds is the subject of, “It was cathartic,” Alanis told Access Hollywood. “Someone said very wisely to me the other day that catharsis doesn’t mean healing necessarily, and I thought, ‘Damn! It’s true.’ But catharsis is good to get it out of my system, for me to see with some clarity what’s going on.”
Talking about the song “Torch,”The artist shared. “Yeah, it’s really about my grief. I think the most painful, sort of suffering oriented moments in my life [are] when I’m resisting something… If I just say, ‘It’s true. I’m unbelievably insecure, really broken, devastated,’ then I can move through it, toward the next place. But if I keep resisting it, I’ll stay there forever.”
Morissette also spoke at the same time to the Los Angeles TimesReynolds’ breakup caused Reynolds to hit rock bottom, and eventually she was able to shake off her love for romance.
“I think it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back,” Morissette explained. “I was a full-blown love addict, so it was like, ‘I can’t keep doing this, my body can’t take it.’ For someone who is a love addict, [breakups are] debilitating.”
“I’ve been on a constant journey toward finally surrendering and hitting the rock bottom that I’ve been avoiding my whole life,”She went on. “So this was a huge, critical juncture for me,”She went on. “Everything broke, and it was an amazing and horrifying time.”
While the split definitely caused heartbreak for Morissette and Reynolds, both have moved on—Reynolds with Lively, and Morissette with her husband Mario Treadway. Fans of the pair are sad the two couldn’t make it work, but glad both have found happiness in their new relationships.