Ryan Reynolds poses for a portrait in promotion of his role in the film Woman in Gold on Feb. 26, 2015 in New York.
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By Nolan Feeney
September 21, 2015

Becoming a parent is hard enough, but raising kids in the public eye has its own unique set of challenges. In the new issue of GQ, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds says one of his oldest friends tried to sell pictures of James, Reynolds’ daughter with wife and fellow actor Blake Lively, for money.

“He had been shopping pictures of my baby around,” he told the magazine. “I kind of got in front of it, which is good. But it was a slightly dark period. A bad couple of weeks.”

Reynolds says it was the first time he felt betrayed by someone close to him since becoming famous. “It was like death,” he said. “It was like one of those devastating things to find out.”

After learning of the attempted sale, Reynolds confronted the friend with a “strongly worded conversation.” “It’s just, ‘Oh, well, now I’m never going to see you or talk to you again, unfortunately,'” he explained. “That’s kind of how he worked out.”

Read the rest of the interview over at GQ.

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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