As he opens up about his struggles with loneliness and feels really down at times, Ryan reynolds stressed that it is really ‘important to talk about’ mental health. The actor mentioned that he really wants to destigmatize this issue for the sake of his young people.
That’s how it is! During a new interview, Reynolds shared that he wishes to be a ‘role model’ for his daughters and one of the ways to do that is to be as open as possible about his own struggles.
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At the end of the day, however, he wants everyone to be equally open, for a better world.
While chatting with ET, he said that ‘Part of this is that I have 3 daughters at home and part of my job as a father is to model their behaviors and to model what it is to be sad and to model what it is to be a father. being anxious or angry. That there is room for all these things. The house that I grew up in, which was not really modeled for me. And that does not mean that my parents were negligent, but that they come from a very different generation. “
He went on to say that ‘part of that is destigmatizing things and creating a conversation about [mental health]. I know that when I feel in the absolute bottom it is usually because I feel as if I am alone in something that I was feeling. I think when people talk about it, I don’t necessarily stop at it, but I think it’s important to talk about it. When you talk about it, you free other people. ‘Oh he’s feeling that and so am I.’ And even though we could be in 2 different camps or we could have 2 completely different lives, it connects us in some way. ‘
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have been married since 2012 and share three young daughters.
The actor couple is usually very reserved with the girls, keeping them out of the spotlight.
Still, sometimes they can’t help but get excited about them, Ryan told Access Hollywood last year that he loves being a girl dad!