This is lovely.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of Hollywood’s golden couples, never afraid of public displays of affection or explaining why they love each other in interviews, with Ryan in particular never missing an opportunity to shower his wife in compliments.
‘My wife, Blake, is like an alien, like MacGyver had a baby with Brigitte Bardot,’ he once announced. ‘The most interesting thing about me is her.’
In fact he has made it so clear that Blake is so far out of his league that other A-listers have started referring to the actor as ‘Mr Lively’, something to which Ryan replied, ‘Oh, I’m Mr Lively 24/7 and I’m happy about it. It’s great – it’s the best gig.’
When it comes to their children however, the couple are notoriously private.
Of course they express their love for their two daughters, with Ryan famously saying that he would use his wife ‘as a human shield to protect them’ if they were ever under attack, but privacy wise the couple are keen to protect them, keeping both of their daughters’ names under wraps for as long as possible.
But their secret keeping has been at an all time high recently as it turns out they have been expecting baby number three for quite some time - and no one had any idea.
The couple rocked up to the New York premiere of Ryan’s new film, Detective Pikachu, last night. And when Blake took to the red carpet, it wasn’t her stunning bright yellow dress that got the crowds talking, but her big baby bump.
Yes. It’s official - Blake and Ryan are expecting another baby, already proud parents to daughters, James and Inez.
‘I’m one of five kids. My husband is one of four, so we’re officially breeders,’ Blake once joked. ‘You can go on our website and we will give you some of our children.’
These two have to be the best secret keepers around.
Congratulations Blake and Ryan!
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