The Truth About Ryan Reynolds And Rachael Leigh Cook's Romance

Actor Ryan Reynolds has always had a sweet spot for leading ladies in Hollywood. The Deadpool star has dated a long list of high-paid actresses and musicians prior to settling down with Blake Lively in 2012. It was one year before they got married when he finalized his divorce from The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson. His years as a married man came after a healthy experience on the dating scene with the likes of Grammy award-winning singer Alanis Morissette, Sandra Bullock, and even the '90s fave Melissa Joan Hart, according to POPSUGAR.

In 2001, Reynolds went to great lengths and distances to swoon one movie star who was in her prime and heyday moment. As the star of Josie And The Pussycats and She's All That, actress Rachael Leigh Cook was a busy woman when she first met and hit it off with Reynolds. While he was still working hard to become a household name, Cook already was one at the time. 

Ryan Reynold's cross-country trip to see Rachael Leigh Cook

With Rachael Leigh Cook being a highly sought after actress in 2001, when she first met Ryan Reynolds, she had to fly to Britain shortly after they connected to go film her appearance in Blow Dry, IMDb reported. With Reynolds wanting to pursue a relationship with The Babysitters Club star, he booked himself a flight to London to further swoon the actress. After surprising her with the long-distance effort, Cook and Reynolds enjoyed one year of romance before deciding to call it quits, according to the outlet.

Shortly after their breakup, Reynolds rebounded with Alanis Morissette. The two dated from 2002-2007 and were even engaged two years into the relationship before parting ways. Cook went on to marry The Vampire Diaries star Daniel Gillies in 2004, and welcome two children before calling it quits in 2019. Meanwhile Reynolds eloped with Blake Lively in 2012 and the couple shares three children together.