Ryan Reynolds admits he still checks his daughter is breathing at night

The actor talks openly about how he has irrational fears about his toddler James - just like the rest of us

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In a brilliantly frank interview with Men’s Health magazine, American actor Ryan Reynolds has opened up about all the ‘dad’ things he does now he and wife Blake Lively have daughter 14-month-old James in their lives.

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And it’s clear that the fact he’s one of the hottest ‘A’ list stars on the Hollywood block doesn’t stop him from being just like the rest of us when it comes to parenting and having just the same irrational fears.

“I still check on her in the middle of the night and put my fingers under her nose just to make sure she’s still breathing,” he confesses.

“Is that insane? I feel like it might be a little bit insane.”

Aww, it’s not insane at all, Ryan – it’s just being a loving Dad. We’ve all had those nights where we’ve popped into our little one’s room time and again to check they’re still breathing.

And what about those days when we’re just so tired we don’t know whether we’re coming or going, right? Well, Ryan’s been there too…

“The lack of sleep, and the hallucinations…Have a kid and see what it’s like to be awake for a month straight. You’ll have moments where you’re like, ‘Did I really ride a unicorn to work? I’m pretty sure I didn’t, but I don’t know,” he quips.

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