Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds: Their Revved-Up, Down-home Romance

From ice cream dates to family dinners, look back on the 11-month romance that led to their South Carolina nuptials

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In January 2011, Lively and Reynolds take things easy in New Orleans, where they first became friendly on the set of Green Lantern. While in the Big Easy, the two snag cozy corner seats in another ice cream parlor and enjoy a local staple: beignets. "To be around me, you must love food or I'm the most obnoxious person you've ever met," Lively would tell Marie Claire in June (the same month they stylishly step out for Green Lantern's Hollywood premiere).