Is Blake Lively ignoring her professional obligations because of love?

There was an odd little story about Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively last week and I never got around to talking about it. You know how they’re all WASPy and perfect now, and how there were many reports that Blake and Ryan had purchased a Bedford, NY country home together? Well, first of all, there’s some reporting that indicates Blake bought the Bedford home herself, without Ryan’s involvement whatsoever. Ryan also seems to have bought another property in the area recently – basically, they’re both buying real estate like it’s going out of style. But! The New York Post reports that whether or not both their names are on the deed, they are spending time together in Bedford, NY. And Ryan doesn’t seem happy about it at all.

After months of looking for digs in the city, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have opted to buy a $2.3 million mansion in Westchester’s tony Bedford area. The house sits on 2 acres and overlooks the Cross River Reservoir.

We hear the couple, who met on the set of “Green Lantern” last year, were “over the top” in their demands for confidentiality with their purchase. And Reynolds, who divorced Scarlett Johansson in 2010, hasn’t been making friends with the locals.

When another couple happened to walk out of Richard Gere’s Bedford Post Inn restaurant at the same time, Reynolds became hostile. “Are you following me?” he snarled at the diners, who thought the actor needed a reality check.

[From The New York Post]

I used to hear lots of stories about Ryan being a d-bag to many, many people. Maybe he’s a really nice guy when you get to know him, but the idea I have of him is of a dude who is rather temperamental, rude and tightly wound. So, basically, I have no problems believing that he’s not making friends in the area.

Meanwhile, many of us wondered why Blake Lively was not at last Monday’s Met Gala. Surely she was invited – she has a Chanel contract, she’s a self-styled fashion girl, she’s on Gossip Girl… why not go to the Met Gala? LOVE. She didn’t go because of LOVE.

Blake Lively blew off the ball for her beau. Sources tell us the “Gossip Girl” beauty — who was the belle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala last year — passed on attending Monday so she could go on a lengthy romantic trip with boyfriend Ryan Reynolds.

Beginning the last weekend of April, an insider says Lively and Reynolds, who’ve been together seven months, jetted to Napa Valley, where they stayed at the world-class Auberge du Soleil luxury resort and restaurant in Rutherford, Calif. The couple then headed to San Francisco, where their activities included an intimate dinner at Charles Phan’s revered Vietnamese restaurant, Slanted Door.

The leggy Lively and the abs-fabulous Reynolds also took time to stroll the city’s artsy Red Light District. They then made a brief stop in Los Angeles before traveling to Reynolds’ hometown of Vancouver. Our source points out that the lovebirds were visiting Reynolds’ family the night of the Met Ball on May 7.

Instead of walking the red carpet at Vogue editor Anna Wintour ’s haute happening, Lively, 24, and Reynolds, 35, ate dinner with one of Reynolds’ four brothers and his wife at Asian restaurant Blue Ginger, in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. They stayed overnight and returned to the mainland the next day. According to the insider, Lively and Reynolds stayed at the Coast Hotel in Vancouver, but have since relocated to Parksville in British Columbia to continue the more-than-two-week idyll.

Fashion insiders were surprised Lively skipped the Met Ball, since the style- and shopping-obsessed actress was the hit of last year’s party. The blond bombshell is the face of Chanel Mademoiselle handbags and attended last year’s soiree on the arm of the French fashion house’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld.

Our first source says Lively’s absence from the fashion extravaganza is a sign that she has really fallen for Reynolds. A second source notes that Lively would have been more than welcome at the “Oscars of the East Coast,” but decided on the low-key vacation with Reynolds instead.

“Anna loves her,” notes the insider.

Lively also missed the Cinema Society screening of her film “Hick” here on May 3, because she was traveling. She and Reynolds have become increasingly serious during their seven-month courtship. After shopping for homes in Westchester and Connecticut together, Lively recently purchased a $2 million estate in Bedford Hills, N.Y.

Our initial source says Reynolds has been spending a lot of time at Lively’s new pad, and also “gets along great with Blake’s [half] sister Robyn .”

A spokeswoman for Lively did not respond to our request for comment by deadline.

[From The NY Daily News]

At some point does it become unprofessional? That’s my question. I don’t have any problems with Blake and Ryan being loved up, and I don’t have any issues with Ryan settling down with the first big-boob’d blonde he finds. I also think the mini-breaks are cute. They’re both working actors with lots of appearances and obligations, so when they can find the time to go on holiday, why not go? But that’s the problem, isn’t it? Blake is ignoring some of her appearances. Like, how could she not even go the premiere of her film? Is she that important? And surely her Chanel contract requires her to put in appearances at some of the big fashion events of the year, like the Met Gala. Ugh. Blake, what’s going on with you, girl?

Photos of Blake at the 2010 & 2011 Met Galas, courtesy of WENN.

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  1. autumndaze says:

    Shirking any professional obligations is a huge mistake for an untalented girl with a shelf-life of two more years or so…..

    • RocketMerry says:

      I thought that too, but then I had an illuminating idea.

      My point:
      Blake probably does realize she does not have the talent to be a movie actress or to be otherwise “seriously” working in the movie business.
      So, if she wants to stay afloat and circulate Hollywood with some credential of sort, she cannot rely on her acting ability.
      What better way to be legitimately showing up at premières and dinners and maybe even to score a few low/medium key projects than as MRS Reynolds?
      After all, he has a decent career, he has the potential to keep doing movies of good budget for a long time, he is (to some people) rather attractive. I bet he is her n°1 priority right now. Him, and that damn ring.

      You know, Blake strikes me as the kind of girl who really only wants to have a nice family and a pretty life. If she gets that plus a small acting career… score. For her.

      • Sarko says:

        I dont get this. If she is so ‘untalented’ as her haters insist. Why worry about her? If she stays home y’all movie critics should be celebrating no?

      • RocketMerry says:

        All in good fun. You know, gossip speculations and Hollywood rumours? They’re for fun, mostly.

        The players (actors, directors, reality stars…) know about us “haters”, and quite frankly I think they light up a candle every night for our good health and well being, ’cause without us the interest in them goes too. :D

      • QQ says:

        EVERYTHING Rocketmerry said, I think unlike Johanssen If He puts a ring on it her Motheress and Dimples parade and Mom career will rival that of Garner Herself!

      • ZenB!tch says:

        For us “haters” the players are interchangeable. It’s all about watching them make fools of themselves.

        I have actually never heard this woman speak so I have no idea if she has any talent or not.

        I was thinking that maybe she was mad about that hideous outfit Kreepy Karl put her in, in that one photo.

  2. Eve says:

    Lively, my dear…that Elsa Pataky girl has just outsmarted you in the art of famewhoring and social climbing.

    I’m disappointed.

  3. Lindy says:

    I sincerely hope this is the beginning of her fade into obscurity. And his, too, for that matter.

  4. Tillie says:

    I don’t like her hair in this shade, is looks kinda orange..
    She is a pretty girl, but I am just not crazy about her. Don’t really know if she has any talent, couldn’t stand Gossip Girl for more than one episode.

  5. gee says:

    that is the problem with small town suburbia.. it’s small towns, you see the same people a lot. they don’t follow you, they freaking live there.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Even in big towns – in the era between sobriety sticking and Iron Man. I would bump into RDJ at least once a month. He and I both have a coffee habit and at the time hung out on the Westside. I used to jokingly call him my stalker. Thankfully, he never thought I was HIS stalker – maybe because I sometimes had my mom with me. Still it was funny and ended in Beverly Hills right before Iron Man came out.

  6. normades says:

    Blake didn’t go imo because she thinks these events are beneath her. The Met Ball is not the Oscars by a long shot and she seems embarrassed by that film (letting Chloe Moretz do all the promoting herself).

    • Marjalane says:

      Miss Blake better reassess her future if she thinks she’ll get to the Oscars with Ryan Reynolds! or God forbid, on her own acting chops!

      • the opinion says:

        Ryan is a card carrying member of the Academy of Arts and Science and if they want to go, they can go. As far as winning an Oscar nod that is a another subject, but no one can ever rule out winning for either one of them, they are both actors

    • merc says:

      Too big for the Met? Surely you jest. Chloe is handling promotion because it’s her movie. None of the other supporting cast were at the screening or after party, either.

      As for her acting chops, the NY Times and LA Times gave her good notices for Hick, despite their negative reviews for the movie as a whole.

      • normades says:

        Sure you had Beyonce and Goopy there, but it’s really the place for young B-list starlets to show off. Blake was probably like “been there, done that”.

        And “Savages” is not Blake’s movie either, but you can bet she’ll be all over promoting that.

      • merc says:

        Perhaps, but it’s put on by Anna Wintour and she’s no B-lister.

        Her role in Savages will be more prominent if the movie is faithful to the book, and the budget is certainly much larger. There will be more promotion and more will be expected of her.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      The Met may not be the Oscars but it’s at least on par with the Golden Globes. It seems like something a fame-ho would like to attend. Maybe dating Leo turned her off so much she is actually looking for love now?

      I’ve never even heard of Hick. It’s not been marketed well. I can see her skipping that.

  7. liza says:

    I hope they get married and have lots of babies and move to upstate NY forever so I never have to hear about these incredibly boring and non-talented people again.

  8. Beta says:

    Lagerfeld didnt go either to this Met. So maybe chanel just canceled the whole thing

  9. mia girl says:

    On missing the Hick screening, that might have more to do with how poorly the movie is being received.

    I was on rotten tomatoes and noticed the movie had 0% fresh – I didn’t even know who was in it but morbid curiosity made me click on it? While there are only about 20 or so reviews so far, all of them are bad. I mean really bad. Not necesaily directed to Lively, but I doubt she wants that stink on her.

  10. Talie says:

    Actually, I think her Chanel contract quietly ended–I read it was a bit of a flop for them.

  11. Sisi says:

    I have been wondering about this thing for some time now (not a lot though, I have better things to do XD)

    She got the most fame from her red carpets before the whole DiCaprio thing, and since then she hardly made any appearances anymore. I stopped considering her a fashion girl, because she doesn’t do red carpets anymore.

    And I never considered her a true actress…

    So what do I see her as now? well, kinda harsh maybe… but tabloid fodder.

  12. marybeth18 says:

    Couple thoughts…she’s young. When I was 24, I made my boyfriends my entire LIFE. As in, dropping everything else to spend obsessive amounts of time with them. As you get older, you realize all the ways in which that is a bad idea. She’ll learn.

    As for not showing up for “Hick”- it’s not a great movie. Getting really mixed reviews, not getting a wide release, and she has a smaller role. I think she’s trying to minimize her participation in that film since she has “Savages” coming out soon, a film that is getting great reviews and in which she is a lead. Which is unprofessional, but she’s hardly the first actor to be disappointed with the final film and not fully promote it out of personal gain.

    Third, I’ve read for years that Reynolds is a douche. I’ve read many things about Lively, but I’ve never read a single article/comment that she is anything other than a nice person. Wonder what she thinks when he is rude to strangers/fans…

    • Bobby sue says:

      I completely agree with you. I made my boyfriend my sole priority until he became my husband and didn’t realize I had no sense of self until my marriage ended after 2 kids. Reynolds is 35; he should understand that she is not fully matured. Shame on him. Also, because of this, it screams of “rebound” to me. Couples can easily be loved up for 7 months to about 2 years. Then the real stuff begins….Good luck to both of them.

      She is really MEH, imo. Tall, yes, and that’s about it. Her nose job was not a huge improvement and her hair color choices are awful.

      • merc says:

        Except he hasn’t been her sole priority. She was working on her TV show until recently. She auditioned for and won the role in the Soderbergh film. She filmed additional scenes for Savages in Indonesia (nice behind-the-scenes pics on the new site). She’s even done some fashion shoots (Elle cover and tbd) and red carpets (Versace, Jason Wu, Chanel honouring Almodovar, among others). Now she has some time off before she hits the promo road for Savages and she’s spending it traveling with her boyfriend and working on their new home. Seems like a good balance of work and family to me. There’s a lot of people who would envy that kind of life.

      • Beta says:

        chanel honoring almodovar?? cool!! :D im going to google that NOW!

      • ZenB!tch says:

        Above I said maybe dating Leo left a bad famewhoring taste in her mouth and maybe her priorities changed at the same time if she is looking to settle. I hope she gets a new BF ASAP because I think she is “rebound girl” NO ONE wants to be “rebound girl”

      • Bobby sue says:


        Thank you for elucidating Blake’s stellar and noteworthy career thus far! If you hadn’t, I wouldn’t be able to think of one thing she’s been in, such is her relevancy in the industry.

        Also, with all the comments here I’m so pleased you chose to respond to mine.

        Oh, and just to clarify, did you miss the posit of the post: That Blake is currently blowing off important commitments for her relationship and making Reynolds her “sole priority” at the moment, possibly to the detriment of aforementioned amazing career?
        If you feel compelled to defend her you should do so to the authors of the article.

      • merc says:

        Bobby Sue, I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings by responding to your comments. I was responding to the article, and to those who echoed and elaborated on the sentiments expressed within. I responded with the facts as I know them, not personal insults. No one says you have to agree, or even care.

  13. Angel says:

    maybe she is pregnant. There was a blind about an actress who is “very” thin and knocked up and who will start showing around summer….hmm

    • normades says:

      I’ve thought this too.

    • Bobby sue says:

      That blind said the woman in question was over 30. Not her.
      BUT, that doesn’t exclude Blake from being preggers as well.

      • hoya_chick says:

        LOL according to a lot of people on here, her “24 years” gets a side eye and people think she’s shaved a few years off of her age so who knows… could be her in the blind item. I also agree with everyone else in that it’s not the best idea for a marginally talented ‘it’ girl who relies almost solely on her looks to shirk her professional responsibilities/opportunities because of a rebound relationship. In a year or so when they break up (you know they will) she’ll be washed up because she didn’t capitalize on her popularity and he would have moved on to the next 24 year old blonde. Tragic. There should be a balance between work and personal life. He has never done anything for me. I don’t think he is hot or a good actor but people seem to like him. Interesting to see how this all pans out.

  14. lunabell says:

    They’re both so BLAND.

    This also seems like an odd move for them. Even if their relationship is genuine, it’s a career move nonetheless – it can’t be coincidence that paps always catch them doing “normal” couple stuff together. After hitting it big with Leo, her next move is to hook up with a guy as overrated as she is and be caught doing domestic things together? And for him, after being so private for so long, he’s suddenly a bit more sharing about his personal life, but he chooses to promote a relationship with someone as boring as he is? Fail.

  15. T.C. says:

    Reyans was low key with Scarlett. He could be going back to his old ways. Blake Lively us too much of a fame whore. She lost a role to Rooney Mara so it’s time to tone down the appearances and spend more time with the acting couch.

  16. Sarko says:

    Poor Blake
    she shows up somewhere FAMEWHORE- Burn her at the stake!!!!!!!!!!
    she disappears UNPROFESSIONAL – Burn her at the stake!!!!!!!!!!!

    I understand Hick is a film with very little promotion and limited theatrical release and VOD release. Eddie R, Alec B, Juliette L are not on the promotional trail either so why single Blake out?

    As to the MET, on this side of the pond I was tres surprised at a number of no shows; Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Posh and Becks, Burberry, J LO, it happens. The Ball is a choice to attend not a mandate and y’all are irked simply beacuse Blake did not provide the opportunity for a good carpfest as usual. God help her if she had showed.
    There were loads of gorg nubile 20 sthgs to gawp at and critique, Lea, Amber, Leighton, Camilla, Kristen, Carey surely thats enough ammo.

    I dont like her with Ryan but they have been photoged like 3 times in the past 4 months, hardly dressed to the nines and thats mostly due to twiiter sightings, Emma and Andrew, Jason and Olivia, hell even Ryan and Eva are papped more than these two.

    But I guess its the power of Blake, her haters + Leighton stans need their fix when shes not there and is prob why that crazed itch Lainey has to write about her even to complain that ‘boring!

  17. storyteller says:

    Dear God. Blake shows up on a red carpet, what an attention seeker! She’s untalented and doesn’t deserve to be at these events. She doesn’t show up because she’s prioritizing her man and what a LOSER! Ungrateful bitch who thinks she’s better than everyone. WTF do people want from this girl? Not too long ago, everyone was saying she’s career hungry, now that it seems she’s actually more concerned with living her life , she’s unprofessional and ungrateful. I honestly don’t get it. Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t. Poor girl.

  18. Jules says:

    Her orange hair reminds me of that fomer Pussy Cat Doll member, what was her name?

  19. sallyreo says:

    At the risk of being ????. Scarjo seems to be at the height of her career with The Avengers, the cover of Vogue and her “old look at the Met Gala.

    I am happy that she is re-bounding so nicely. I guess she did lose it when she divorced.

    As long as Blake is making Ryan happy, I think the relationship will last. As soon as she starts thinking about herself, I think he will end it.

    • merc says:

      What about all the time Ryan spends with her, making her happy? That shouldn’t go unnoticed, especially considering one of the generally accepted reasons for the failure of his marriage was that he and Scarlett didn’t spend enough time together.

    • sallyreo says:

      As long as he is getting fullfilled, he
      is ok. I think it’s going to be Blake
      who gets tired and bored. I married a boring man and after a while, sex becomes just another chore. Bang, Bang,
      thank you mam. Each one turns on his or her side and falls sleep. Next night,same thing. After a while, it seemed like he was doing me a favor.


  20. UniqJaz says:

    I know she has breast implants but did anyone notice her subtle nose job?

  21. lucy says:

    They are absolutly transparent to me, no salt, no pepper, I’ve seen yesterday ryan’s film with sandra bullock ughhh it was so bad ! blake is just one model she doesn’t have the thing that makes her comes out the mass.

  22. Sarah says:

    Damn, celebrites really can’t win can they.

  23. Blue says:

    Could they at least try to pretend like they aren’t leaking this “gossip” themselves.

  24. zinjojo says:

    I know I’m kinda off topic here, and being picky, but the reference in the NY Daily News article to San Francisco’s “artsy Red Light District” makes no sense at all! I’ve lived in SF for over twenty years and there’s no Red Light District — not sure what the hell the NYDN means, but they don’t sure don’t know SF.

  25. Teka says:

    Barbie and Ken … snoring!

    Oh, Lord! Make it stop. This couple is so boring and ugh, he seems so rude and egocentric. Now they only play house but as a girl I know there comes a time that only playing house is not enough. And as a girl who has 3 brothers, I know there comes a time that stay 24/7 in home bores a guy as hell … one of the two will get tired, but I still don’t know who will be … my bets are in Ryan. Blake sounds so desperate for the ring.

    She with Leo was much more interesting than that. I always thought all those gossip of her playing her smart game (a la Lainey, HA!) with Leo were bullsh*t. It’s clear to me now that Mr. DiCaprio got tired of her and her cupcakes.

    And btw, I am not a hater, I used to like her, not anymore tks to Mr. “I am THE guy” (put Ryan) … it’s just what I see.

    • the opinion says:

      This may be a late comment, but I am so amazed at how this BORING, BLAND couple incite so much anger by just living their lives they want to live, you guys are not just jealous, You really do ENVY these people. Even though they may have money and are recognized around the world, it does not exclude them from needing companionship in their lives, wanting a family and really wanting someone special to love. (whats wrong with you people)

  26. Kosmos says:

    Yes, I agree this looks more like Ryan is her priority now as she did not appear at the Met Gala, a sure sign. Remember, I believe Ryan had issues with Scarlett’s career, making her unavailable, so I’m sure Blake is not going to scare him away by taking off. About her talent, however, just judging from her acting on Gossip Girl, she really hasn’t got much going on. So far, I don’t see any real talent there, sorry. Otherwise, wouldn’t she have had more movie deals by this time? She has the prerequisite looks, but maybe not the talent. I don’t know much more about her, but I have noticed that she is always tastefully dressed and seems to have a lot of skill in that area.

  27. john c says:

    well she didn’t promote her movie Hick…it debuts to under $3000 before going straight to dvd

    Isn’t Blake suppose to be a-list why are her movies getting dumped

    Critics also gave it infamous perfect 0% on rotten tomatoes

    • merc says:

      She’s not A-list. She’s a young actress who has spent the majority of her short career working on a fashion-centric TV show. Hick is a small movie she filmed on a break. She’s on screen for about 30 minutes at the most. Even with the critical drubbing the movie is taking, the performances are receiving generally good notices.

  28. blah says:

    She’s got a pretty slammin’ body but her face is pretty busted, and she doesn’t have much talent. It confuzzles me why some chick who looks like any girl I’d see at the mall is so famous.