This year, Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds pleasantly surprised fans when they announced the actress is pregnant with their third child. The couple married in 2012 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina after around a year of dating. Though the couple originally met in early 2010 while filming Green Lantern, they didn’t start dating until they were set up by friends a year later. Their first child, daughter James, was born in December of 2014. Blake gave birth to their second girl, Inez, less than two years later in September of 2016. Given that the couple has always talked about wanting a large family, no one was exactly surprised by her baby news. But boy are we excited! Keep reading to learn everything we know about Blake’s third pregnancy so far.
While many celebrities make a formal announcement via social media to confirm their pregnancy, Blake didn’t have to say anything- she just showed up to the red carpet. The actress rocked a yellow dress to the premiere of Detective Pikachu in early May that flaunted her growing bump, making it clear baby no. 3 is on the way.
Blake hasn’t confirmed how far a long she is or when the baby is expected to arrive. But according to Pop Sugar, the actress looked roughly four to five months along, based on the size of her bump. That means the couple’s newest addition will likely arrive sometime in the fall.
Although Blake nor Ryan have revealed the gender of baby no. 3, source says the couple is hoping it’ll be a boy, as they already have two daughters. “Ryan says he’s outnumbered at home, he’s trying to even the playing field, so a son would be great,” one insider told Life & Style.
Although Blake and Ryan have always seemed like one of the strongest couples in Hollywood, rumors began circulating last year suggesting they were having marital problems.
According to Gossip Cop, Ryan’s anxiety was putting a strain on their relationship. “[Blake is] worried sick his issues will tear their marriage and family apart,” a source said. As such, it’s not far-fetched to wonder if their latest pregnancy is an attempt to save their marriage.
We imagine that Ryan and Blake’s line of work takes them away from their family often. According to Hollywood Life, Ryan has been busy filming his new movie Free in Boston. His wife and two daughters were pictured visiting him on-set earlier this month. With his busy filming s schedule, it looks like Ryann might be apart from his wife during most of her pregnancy.
Ryan once opened up about how he and his wife manage their work with their family. He said that the kids travel with them wherever they go. So, it sounds like Blake has experience traveling with a new baby.
“The kids stay with us, and the family stays together, and that is where home is,” Ryan he explained, People reports. “So if we are in Spain or Utah or New York, as long as we are together, we’re home.”
In the past, Blake has continued filming with a baby bump. Her second pregnancy was revealed after set photos from The Shallow were leaked that showed the star’s visible bump while wearing a wetsuit. But since Ryan will be filming during her entire pregnancy, it looks like Blake will be taking time off. "We don't work at the same time," she told Entertainment Tonight of how they balance their schedules.
No one has really questioned whether Blake’s third pregnancy was planned or not. Given that her youngest daughter is already two, and her girls have a two-year age gap between them, the timing of her third pregnancy seems perfect. Not to mention, Blake and Ryan have always talked about wanting a lot of kids, so it’s no surprise they got the ball rolling.
We have no clue how Blake always manages to look put-together, regardless if she’s pregnant or not. Even though it seems like she has things down pat, thee celebrity has been honest that she still feels pretty clueless when it comes to parenting. "So, do I know how to be the best parent for a daughter? No, I have no idea," the actress once admitted, Entertainment Tonight reports.
Blake hasn’t slowed down her work since becoming a mom-of-two. In fact, it appears as though she’s only become busier in recent years. So, even though she’ll have three kids on her hands in a matter of months, it’s safe to assume the star won’t take that much of a break from her work- not that we’re complaining since we love seeing her the silver screen.
It seems like babies have been on Blake and Ryan’s minds for a while. Last year, the celebrity made headlines when she posted a game of hangman to social media and asked fans to guess the phrase. According to Her.ie, some fans were quick to assume she was hinting about a pregnancy. Some of the fan guesses included baby Reynolds on board,' 'baby Reynolds no. three,' and 'baby Reynolds is coming.’
Given that their parents are such high-profile celebrities, it’s hard to imagine Ryan and Blake’s kids having a semblance of normalcy. But sources say the parents go above and beyond to ensure their childhood are as normal as possible. “Their kids are the most important thing in their lives,” an insider told Us Weekly. “They do everything they can to make sure they have a normal upbringing.”
Blake and Ryan are pretty private when it comes to their family and rarely post photos of their two older daughters. So, fans can expect that it might be a while before we get a look at the couple’s newest addition once Blake gives birth.
"So, the fact that very shy people have to share that shy person with the world -- and are sometimes hurt by it -- it’s very weird emotionally,” Blake once explained to Entertainment Tonight.
If one thing is for sure, Blake’s new baby will have a lot of famous friends to play with once the little one arrives. Earlier this year, the celebrity shared a shot of her daughters playing with her former Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants co-star Amber Tamblyn’s little girl. Reports say Blake’s kids are also close with to America Ferrara and Alexis Bledel’s kiddos, so we bet more famous playdates are in the Lively-Reynolds kids’ futures.
Many fans are wondering if Ryan and Blake will consider their family complete after the arrival of baby no. 3. However, from the sound of it, more kids could definitely be in their future. “Blake comes from a big family, five kids, and Ryan’s parents had four, so she loves the idea of having a lot of children,” a source told Life & Style.
Sources: Life & Style, Us Weekly, People Magazine, Gossip Cop,