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Successful, attractive and by all accounts happy: from the outside, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds seem like the most confident couple you could imagine.

But according to Lively, that’s not necessarily the case.

The actress has confessed to US Glamour there’s more to she and Reynolds than meets the eye – they’re actually both quite shy.

“We’re really shy people who express ourselves best when we’re acting, when we’re hiding as someone else,” the 29-year-old The Shallows star said.

“So the fact that very shy people have to share that shy person with the world—and are sometimes hurt by it—it’s very weird emotionally,” she explained.

But not wanting to be accused of being ignorant of her privilege, Lively was sure to add that her and Ryan’s issues are “champagne problems.”

Blake also dropped a bombshell for fans of Reynolds often darkly comic tweets that sometimes talk about their daughters James and Ines: they’re totally made up.

“When he says ‘my daughter,’ he’s never, ever talking about her,” Blake explained.

“Everything is a completely made-up scenario. He’ll run them by me sometimes just to make me laugh. But oh, I’m so in love with him when he writes that stuff. I mean, I’m in love with him most of the time, but especially with that.”

A recent update from the Green Lantern star read “My daughter loves being buried up to her neck in sand at the beach. Her little face lights up when I come back to get her the next day.”

It’s unlikely anybody thought that one was for real, but thanks for clarifying anyway, Blake.