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Ryan Reynolds' friend tried to sell photos of his baby

Ryan Reynolds attends the "Woman in Gold" press conference during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on Feb. 9, 2015, in Berlin.

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Ryan Reynolds might love his friends, but not when they put his baby's privacy on the line.

Reynolds said that he had to drop a long and close friendship after his pal tried to sell photos of his baby with Blake Lively, James.

Reynolds told GQ that it was his childhood friend of 25 years -- someone he considered one of his closest friends.

He said of the betrayal: "It was like a death. It was like one of those devastating things to find out."

Reynolds added that the friend simply wanted to make money off of the photos, and had asked Reynolds for money before. After giving his friend several checks, he told his friend, 'There's no more checks to be had," per GQ.

Reynolds said the two had a "strongly worded conversation" after he learned that his friend had been shopping around the photos, and now, he doesn't talk to that friend anymore.

"It's just, 'Oh, well, now I'm never going to see you or talk to you again, unfortunately,'" he said. "That's kind of how it worked out."

Reynolds isn't letting the incident stop him from enjoying life as a dad, though. He seemed excited and joyful when he talked about baby James on "Live! With Kelly and Michael" on Monday. He overshared a bit on having to put a thermometer up James' rectum when she was sick, and also revealed that James loves to call him "Mama."

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