If there's anything that the Hollywood couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds love to do, it's provoke the ire of the internet's most jaded inhabitants. From their constant chaffing of each other on social media, it's clear that the pair have a healthy sense of humour - but some online users have a tendency to take their witticisms a little too seriously...
The latest fodder came on a brisk, autumnal Thursday afternoon. The Gossip Girl actress posted a photo of herself and her husband posing with what appear to be voting ballots, signalling that they'd completed their civic duty - and encouraging others to do the same. Lively also highlighted the fact that it was her Canadian husband's first time voting in America.
"It was Ryan's first time," she joked in the caption. "He was understandably scared. It all happened so fast. Like, REALLY fast. He wept. I pretended to weep. Then he called all his friend. #voteearly"
A post shared by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:28pm PDT
More fascinating to the layman celebrity observer, however, was the fact that Lively's shoes—a pair of brown strappy heels—appeared to be drawn on.
Someone please tell me I’m not crazy and that Blake Lively actually photoshopped a pair of heels on her feet for her photo pic.twitter.com/Wiwprqe0y3
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) October 22, 2020
.......did Blake Lively photoshop shoes onto herself pic.twitter.com/GVuGMd2qmC
— boo-ley herdé 👻 (@been_herde) October 22, 2020
There's something to be said about rich celebrities (who can virtually afford any pair of the season's trendiest pumps) drawing DSW knockoffs onto their own bare feet. It's quite possible Lively was bored, as humans tend to get, or simply did not want her naked feet to circulate the internet, understandable for reasons that don't need to be explicated.
And, for the record, Reynolds uploaded his own version of the same photo to his Instagram, and Lively was, indeed, barefoot.
This is my first time voting in America. I’d like to thank my wife Blake for making my first time so gentle and loving. It was super scary at first, then exciting and now I’m a little tired. But proud. #VoteEarly
A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:28pm PDT
However, a quick glance at Lively's Instagram Stories reveals that she was very much in on the joke - even swapping the strappy drawn-on sandals for a pair of sketched brown boots.
"@Louboutinworld are you hiring?" she wrote. "Barefoot iPhone doodler with vast experience avail."
She then added: "Can you tell I was so happy to get out of a onesie and vote? Sure it was an absentee drop off ballot with a mask covering my look. But dammit, I exercised my right to vote. And to not wear shoes that ruined my outfit."
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