All thanks to her. While accepting the People’s Icon award at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards, Ryan Reynolds took the time to dedicate the award to his family and wife Blake Lively.

“Wow, I feel like I’m at my funeral except I get to leave,” Reynolds, 46, joked as he accepted the award on Tuesday, December 6. “I guess I finally tested positive for icon. I’ve been avoiding it for years but here we are.”

The Free Guy actor continued his speech by shining light on his family, saying, “It starts with family and ends with my family.” He dedicated his accomplishment to his mother, three brothers

— with one of them in attendance at the event — and to his father who passed away a few years ago.

“Boy if he could see if he could see all the things that have been going on, and he wouldn’t be impressed with this,” the Wrexham AFC owner spoke of his late father.

“He’d be most blown away by his three little granddaughters. Wherever he is right now he’s probably not watching the People’s Choice Awards. He cultivated most of his opinions in life from old episodes of Baywatch.”

After thanking his “original family” for making them who he is today and their “unfailing support” during some of his most “questionable” years, the Red Notice star went on to thank his wife, 35-year-old Lively.

“I gotta thank my family, family, Blake. Blake and my three daughters,” he continued in his speech. “It’s going to be a fourth child very soon. If it happens tonight while I’m here I will be looking for a couch to sleep on for a little while. I venture to guess that Shania Twain has an amazing couch.”

He continued: “You’re my heart, you’re my hope, you’re my happiness. I joke my family exhausts me but in reality, you give me more strength than any man could possibly deserve.”

The Deadpool star was announced as the recipient of the award for his work in the entertainment industry back in November. Past winners of the award show’s biggest honor include Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry.