The actress and her actor husband are known for keeping their children out of the public eye. They never share photos of their little one, except for one rare moment when they attended their father’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony.
As a result, Lively and Reynolds have been in a years-long battle with the paparazzi. While they tolerate the aggressive photographers when it comes to taking pictures of them, they do not tolerate their eagerness to capture photos of their little ones.
Blake Lively Takes to Instagram Just Days After Pregnancy Announcement—She Hopes It Will Encourage Paparazzi to Stop Scaring Her Children
Sadly, after announcing their fourth pregnancy, Lively revealed on Instagram that paparazzi have been loitering outside their home trying to secretly get photos of their daughters. As a result, Lively attempted to appease the trespassers by sharing personal photos she captured during her pregnancy so far.
“Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a ???? [unicorn] sighting will leave me alone. You freak me and my kids out,” Lively wrote in the caption.
“Thanks to everyone else for all the love and respect and for 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 all make all the difference.”
Several other famous mothers reached out to Lively in the comments commending her for speaking out against the paparazzi. “Makes me angry you have to share such private photos to try and regain your privacy… I love you,” Lively’s sister, Robyn Lively wrote. “And I hope these A-holes back off.”
Actress Nikki Reed who is also outspoken against the paparazzi commented as well. “Thank you so much for continuing to be vocal about this totally ignored issue. You are not alone in this fight. Big love,” she wrote.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, on September 15, Lively and Reynolds revealed that they are expecting their fourth child together sometime early next year!
Both Blake and Ryan are successful actors, they are both entrepreneurs, and collectively they own more companies than we can count! And while they juggle a lot a big family is something Lively has always dreamed of.
In 2014, Lively once said, “If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.” Well, she’s well on her way now that she’s preparing to become a momma of four!
“I’m one of five kids. My husband is one of four, so we’re officially breeders,” Lively later joked two years ago while a guest on the Today Show. “You can go on our website and we will give you some of our children.”
According to E! News, the 35-year-old announced that they were expecting their 4th child while attending the Forbes Power Women’s Summit on September 15. She slyly confirmed her pregnancy while on a panel, saying, “I just like to create. Whether that’s baking or storytelling or businesses or humans, I just really like creating.”
Lively also gushed about becoming a mom to Forbes back in May 2022. She said, “Having children for me made me feel so much more in my skin. 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.”
Currently, Lively and Reynolds are parents to three beautiful little girls, Inez, James, and Betty. And while the couple are some of the most famous people in the world, they have managed to successfully raise their first three children away from the spotlight.
“Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had,” she explained to Marie Claire back in 2016 when talking about keeping their kids away from the public eye. “We don’t ever want to rob them of what we had because then we’d feel really selfish.”
What neither Lively nor Reynolds have revealed yet is just how far along Blake is or if this little one will be the couple’s first son. Only time will tell in that department.
Our sincerest congratulations to the Reynolds family!
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