- Blake and Ryan met while filming Green Lantern. It was 2010 and both were in relationships — Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson and Blake was with her Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley — but after filming wrapped, the actors stayed close. "We were buddies," Ryan has said of their relationship at the time.
- They realised they had feelings for each other while out with other people. After both of their previous relationships ended, Blake and Ryan met up for a double date — with two totally different people — and realised there was something more there. "She was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl," Ryan said on Entertainment Weekly's Sirius XM show. "That was the most awkward date [from their perspective] probably, because we were just like fireworks coming across."
- The two apparently fell in love over food. While out celebrating Ryan's 40th birthday, Blake Instagrammed a photo from the restaurant O Ya. The caption revealed, "We fell in love at your restaurant in Boston. We stay in love at your restaurant in NY."