Blake Lively credits her kids for her feeling confident in her own body. Recently, the 34-year-old shared with Forbes how becoming a mom to three daughters has helped her feel “at ease” in her own skin.
Blake Lively Credits Her Daughters For Helping Her Feel Confident In Her Body
“I think having children for me made me feel so much more in my skin,” says Lively, who shares daughters James, 7, Inez, 5, and Betty, 2, with husband Ryan Reynolds. “I never felt more myself or at ease in my own body or more confident – not to say that there aren’t a bevy of insecurities coming at me a million times a day, but I just feel incredibly settled.”
“I just think that growing up, having kids, all of those things made me feel like I only want to do things where I can have really meaningful collaborations and have authorship,” Lively continues.
“I believe in really valuable collaborations, and that’s where I’m getting my fulfillment these days, and I’ve never been happier, professionally,” she added.
Lively also reveals that she often thinks of her family when making all of her decisions.
“Family is at the root of everything that I do, and it’s also at the root of everything that I create,” she says. “So whenever I create something, I create something with family in mind because that’s just how I live.”
She also spoke on her newest venture, Betty Buzz, revealing how her kids inspired her to create the fizzy beverages.
“That’s part of the reason why Betty Buzz was important to us, that my kids could drink them, as well as me,” she explains. “That it wouldn’t be ingredients that I would feel bad about them putting in their bodies.”
“That also goes into the types of films I want to be a part of. I want to be in films, I want to make films, I want to author films that I would be proud for my children to see,” she continues.
“Even the gowns I wear – I just want my kids to be proud. Family is at the root of everything I do, and it’s why I feel good about what I’m doing because it has a real meaning and heart behind it all.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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