Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively have made a very active effort to keep their home life private, ever since they welcomed their first child – a daughter they named James – at the end of last year. 

No photographs of their little girl have wound up on the net (bar this adorable shot of her teeny tiny feet). However, the young family came so close to having their privacy infiltrated, after a close pal of the 34-year-old actor tried to SELL photographs of baby James to the paps. Yes, really…

Speaking about the terrible ordeal for the first time, Ryan said: ‘I mean, I don't think he thought he would ever be caught, but it's a pretty narrow group of people that I would send photos like that to. They're just, like, my closest family and my closest friends: “Here's us in the delivery room!”’

Needless to say, Ryan is pretty cut up about the tragic situation he found himself in but, for the integrity of his home life, he’s since had to cut the former friend out of his life. How sad is that?

The Deadpool and The Proposal star went on to reveal, in an interview with men’s lifestyle publication GQ, that the childhood friend in question had asked him for money in the past, but this sort of betrayal was a step to far for him to be able to forgive. We don’t blame you, Ryan.

He continued: ‘There isn't really a conversation to have. It's just, “Oh, well, now I'm never going to see you or talk to you again, unfortunately.” That's kind of how it works out.’

And while we’ve longed to see a photograph of Blake, Ryan and their daughter James in all their gorgeous family glory, how and when they choose to give us a glimpse of their home life is entirely up to them. End of story.