Blake Lively’s Family, Controversial Dating Past & Her New Pregnancy

Blake Lively is expecting baby number 4 with husband Ryan Reynolds. The actress debuted her baby bump at the Forbes Power Women’s Summit on September 15, 2022, and Hollywood is excited. Of course, the couple would like a healthy baby no matter the gender but are still hoping they break there streak. Blake Lively’s family already comprises of three girls (James, Inez and Betty). Together, Blake and Ryan are hoping for a boy.

Who is Blake Lively?

Blake Lively, is an American actress. She was born August, 25, 1987 in Los Angeles California. Her parents taught acting classes and she has been going to them since she was young. Watching her parents help prepare other future actors for their roles gave Blake the confidence to pursue her dreams. She debuted her acting career in the movie Sandman which was directed by her father at the age of ten years old. Since then, Blake has been in several movies and sitcoms.

Who is Ryan Reynolds?

Ryan Reynolds, is also an actor. He was born on October, 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ryan, began acting at the tender age of thirteen. But it became discouraging to him due to the several short riles that he continuously got. This made him want to quit. However, though he took a short break, he persevered and continued to follow his dreams. Since, Ryan has starred in numerous movies and television series.

How Did Blake & Ryan Meet?

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Blake and Ryan met while filming the movie Green lantern. While on the set of Green Lantern, Ryan, was married to Scarlet Johansson and Blake was dating Penn Badgley (a costar from the sitcom Gossip girls). After the end of their then respective relationships, they went out on a double date in 2011. The thing is, they were not on a double date with each other. Let me explain. They had their respective dates. She was on a date with another guy, and he was on a date with another girl. It was the most awkward date, because it resulted in them realizing that they were attracted to each other. Thankfully, because of that double date, they started dating each other.

“We were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that’s open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, ‘want to dance?’, No one was in there, so it was just totally empty. And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, ‘Oh, I think I just crossed a line.’ And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don’t really need to go into what happened after that.”

Ryan Reynolds explains how he knew that Blake Lively was the one.

The couple tied the knot at a secret ceremony on September 9th, 2012, at Bone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South California. Despite the controversy of the venue (the wedding was on a former plantation that had a history of slavery. The couple has since apologized for using the venue), the wedding was nothing short of a fairytale.  It was reported that they really wanted the Cermony to feel at home. Their faces were lit up with the candlelight at their wedding and they looked as though they were in a romance movie, said a source.

Their relationship has always been interesting because they have been known to have an interesting history of trolling each other publicly. I think that’s what people enjoy about them the most. The fact that they could have this perfectly fun relationship. Imagine cropping your mate out of pictures you are posting. It is so hilarious, and I think that this is what people like about them. They are so relatable.

Blake Lively’s Family & Privacy

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Blake Lively’s family, though private, have always shared snippets of their relationship. On October 6, 2014, she announced on her then website Preserve, that she was pregnant with the couple’s first child through a photo of her cradling her baby bump taken by her brother Eric Lively and just two months after making the pregnancy announcement they welcomed their first daughter, James.

In 2016, following media speculation, because she kept taking photos and was noticeably hiding her seemingly larger mid section, reporters kept saying that she was pregnant. And finally, she attended the Met gala wearing a pink gown not hiding her baby bump. She later said jokingly on the Today show that “we’re officially breeders”. They welcomed their second child, Inez, in September 2016.

In October 2019, they welcomed their third child, a girl. They revealed the name in a sweet way. Taylor Swift, who is a good friend of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced the name of their third child in her new album Folklore. In the song named Betty, Taylor Swift uses the names James and Inez in the lyrics. This prompted media speculation. In the track she sings, “James, get in let’s drive, you heard the rumors from Inez, you can’t believe a word she says. “Betty, I know where it all went wrong” repeats throughout the song. The song was about a teen love triangle. So, though people speculated about that being the name they were still unsure. They still kept the name secret and later on the Today show Ryan Reynolds confirmed the name.

In September 2022, Blake Lively revealed on her Instagram that they were expecting their fourth child. She posted pictures bearing her pregnancy bump. The photos included her lounging at the pool and hanging out with family and friends. In a recent post however, Blake, in a funny way is asking for privacy, she said “Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my house for a sighting will leave me alone. You freak me and my kids out. Thanks to everyone else for all the love and respect and continuing to unfollow accounts and publications who share photos of children. You have all the power against them. And thank you to the media who have a “No kids policy”. You make all the difference. Much love.”

During pregnancy, it is important to protect the pregnant mother. If pregnant women who are not in the public eye, need privacy, what makes her different. So always remember if someone is in that vulnerable condition know your boundaries.

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