Ryan Reynolds has revealed that he ended his friendship with his best friend of 25 years after he discovered they were trying to sell private pictures of his daughter.

The 38-year-old actor, who is married to Blake Lively, welcomed his daughter James last December. In an interview with GQ magazine Reynolds revealed that soon after James' arrival he caught one of his closest friends trying to sell private pictures of his daughter to the media. 

The couple, who are extremely protective of their daughter, were devastated by the betrayal and felt they had no alternative but to cut that person out of their life completely.

The Green Lantern actor explains how he confronted his friend. He said: "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 worked out.
 
"It was a slightly dark period. A bad couple of weeks. It was like a death."