Ryan Reynolds’ family grew closer when his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The ‘Green Lantern’ star’s dad Jim, a former cop and boxer, was found to be suffering from the disease in 1995 but has never directly admitted having the condition, meaning his loved ones were forced to rally round to try and help however they could.
He said: “I have a slightly different, weird, strange story about that because my father really hasn’t ever said he has Parkinson’s disease.
“He comes from a pretty prideful generation, and he doesn’t really talk about it too much. But, he’s maybe said it once or twice out loud.
“It kind of galvanized everybody else, to sort of seek resources. And for us, it’s in a strange way, it’s really kind of brought us together.”