Blake Lively is totally over Ryan Reynolds’ “let’s go camping!” thing

According to Star Magazine, Blake Lively is totally “over” this whole outdoorsy thing. I don’t mean to gloat, but hahaha, I told you so. I told you so originally with Scarlett Johansson too, but no one listened to me. Ryan Reynolds has a strange power over women – first of all, he attracts glamorous young women and I guess the Ryan Dong is so amazing that these women fall into the trap of pretending that they’re perfectly matched with him. Like, ScarJo pretended that she liked to hike and be outdoors and that of course she didn’t want to stay in the city and go to a party and wear a fancy dress. The same thing is happening with Blake, mark my words!

Ryan Reynolds, 36, has a real-life insistence on green, outdoorsy vacations and it has his wife, Blake Lively, 25, seeing red.

“He’s taken her camping on both of the short breaks they’ve managed to get in since their marriage in September, and Blake’s starting to worry they’ll never go on a fancy vacation again,” a close friend tells Star.

According to the source, Ryan is in danger of repeating a past mistake: his camping obsession is one of the reasons he and Scarlett Johansson never worked out!

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I don’t know who to be angrier with – Blake for pretending she was into all of Ryan’s outdoorsy stuff or Ryan for pretending that he didn’t realize he was marrying yet another “city girl” who loved the finer things in life. Granted, I think Blake is more suited to Ryan, and maybe their happy-medium between “camping” and “living in Manhattan” is their country home. But there are still more compromises to be made if this marriage is going to work out. And I’m erring on the side of Team Lively, probably because I loathe camping. I’m not a full-on city girl, but I don’t think it’s “cute” or “enchanting” to sleep in the wilderness. Give me a bed, for the love of God.

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  1. Claire says:

    I just hate not being able to shower or use proper toilets.
    If the campsite can provide hot water, toilets that are vaguely clean and don’t stink like piss then I am more than happy to camp!

  2. teenydj says:

    Yeah I’m with you on the hating camping thing. Who decided that “wouldn’t it be cute to like, pretend that we’re homeless?” was the inspiration for a good vacation?

    • lin234 says:

      lol cheap guys probably came up with the whole thing or guys who like to feel manly.

      I love nature but I will need a hotel nearby. I don’t find it fun to not shower after being outside all day. I’ve only seen pictures of people using buckets as toilets and I’d rather chew off my own foot before that happens.

      • Cazzee says:

        The thing is, there’s camping and then there’s camping. I used to do a lot of camping in state campgrounds when I was in my twenties (yes, I was broke) and the state campgrounds can be fine – they have hot showers and clean bathrooms and cost around $15 a night. I could deal with that.

        However back-country camping is where I drew the line – the operative phrase in that kind of camping is “pack it in, pack it out” and you are supposed to bring back everything, including used menstrual items. Yuck.

        Then there is the super-nice kind of camping, where you are in a “tent” that is set up on a platform and has real beds. Those kinds of places tend to come with gourmet meals prepared for you as well. I have never done this kind of camping but it sounds great!

        So, yeah, the question I have is: just how crunchy was she pretending to be? Are they doing back-country camping, bringing the dehydrated spaghetti alfredo in their backpacks along with their water purification tablets and toilet paper, or were they staying at some luxury camping resort with their own staff? The luxury camping resorts are pretty much ‘camping minus the dirt’ which is okay by me. After a certain age, you just don’t want to sleep on the floor anymore…

    • phlyfiremama says:

      I don’t “love” camping but I am proficient at it. Some of the events I attend leave no other choice, so I can either miss them or camp. So I camp~as comfortably as possible. I LOVE my creature comforts.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    Joining the ranks of those who loathe camping. It gives me nightmarish flashbacks to my Duke of Edinburgh program.

    Plus, Ryan is Canadian, so he probably likes to go to places that are FREEZING. There is no man hot enough to get me to co-sign to camping in a cold wilderness.

  4. RavenClaw says:

    This is one of the stupidest things I’ve read in a while (the Star article not celebitchy). Why are we listening to Star as a credible source??? They only had two short breaks since September? BULLSHIT.

  5. Mauibound says:

    When I was a kid, I swear I slept with a rock in my back all around southern California! So over camping!

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    Camping sucks! I really like Blake and Ryan together and I hope that they make it…and what marriage isn’t all about the compromise…I’ll go see your crappy action movie this week and next week we go see my rom com…my family gets Chirstmas this year, your family next year…marriage is just one big compromise and if a couple doesn’t figure that out pretty quick…they are doomed…

  7. flor says:

    Wait a minute. Are you trying to tell me that Blake poops under the tree? Blake, the Chanel girl? BWAHAHHAHA

  8. Turtle Dove says:

    I call foul on this ‘report’. I think that both Blake and Ryan were looking for more traditional partners and they found that in each other.

    PopSugar has some new pictures of her, and Balke’s gotten back into shape big time. She looks great.

  9. Erin says:

    Really surprised that I’m the first person on her to say they LOVE camping!!! I’m totally with Ryan; one of my favorite things to do with my boyfriend is spend a few days camping or yurting outdoors. I suspect I would fare better in a post-apocalyptic world than most of you ;)

    • merski says:

      Same here. Surprised with the camping-hate around here. Me & my husband live in a very big, busy city and our absolutely favorite kind of holiday is to just pack up some things and go hiking and camping around Scottish Highlands. I live for that stuff!!

      • Louminary says:

        I totally agree! seems like a bunch of delicate flowers on this site.
        Love camping, grew up camping, what can beat sitting by a campfire, warm and cosy, beautiful sky full of stars, and a shot made by burning a marshmallow, pulling off the outside so its like a cup, and filling it with baileys! ahhhh, camping!

        Then again Im half canadian, so maybe that explains it :)

    • pfeiffer87 says:

      Same here! Been camping every year since I was small. I get that it’s not for everyone. I love the fresh air & getting woken up by the sun. Makes me feel healthy.

      • TG says:

        Me too. I love backcountry camping. It is the best and so liberating. I just wish I could do more of it these days.

      • karmasabiatch! says:

        Uhhh…Team Lively. Wish I could take a large, water-smoothed stone rom every stream I was forced to camp by (with collective buckets of respective, piss, feces and menstrual items) and bash out the brains of ex-boyfriends I was game enough to camp with.

        Sorry, to me, camping is worse than a Ritz w/a static-y TV and hot water on the fritz. Ryan needs to sack up and pay for a decent hotel/ motel so his woman can feel clean and sanitary.

        Camping??? Only for penis-challenged guys w/ masculinity issues, testosterone to prove and a loving wife/gf who’s willing to suffer the tortures of the damned to prove her love for him.

        Camping = NO flushing toilets, HOT WATER or hygiene….SUX!!!!

    • Karen says:

      I love camping too. I’m a city girl, born and raised, and there’s nothing like communing with nature. Finding that perfect campsite after hiking in with no one around for miles.

    • banga says:

      I love it too — the more back country, the better.

    • MJ says:

      Me too! I live in British Columbia and the backcountry camping here is truly unparalleled. As long as I have a tent, sleeping bag, dehydrated food, a water filter, and a trowel to dig a cathole, I’m happy. I think way too much, and a weekend in the back woods is really the best cure for stress.

    • Wanda Full says:

      +1 on loving camping! :D I feel like a hick against some of the comments upthread “I can’t camp in a tent” “There has to be toilets” ….lol, in PA its not considered “real” camping unless you pitch your own tent and build your own fire. And never in a designated campground! LOL

  10. Miss Kiki says:

    I miss Blake, I feel like I haven’t seen her in forever. I want to see her wearing some fug Marchesa on a red carpet, darn it I want to see her wedding dress.

  11. Roma says:

    I actually love camping, but I grew up in Calgary. It’s a huge western Canada thing to do. Now in Ontario, we cottage.

    • Gia says:

      I’m from Ontario and grew up ‘cottaging’ but all my friends camped. I would go camping as a teen and 20 something but now that I’m in my 30s I have taken a stand and no longer live the lie that I like camping. I’m loud and proud! My husband and friends think it so awful that I hate camping, lol. Like it makes me a bad person or something. I go on an annual trip with all our friends and kids, but that’s it. It’s pure torture for me, lol.

  12. annabelle says:

    Do multimillionaires CAMP?

    Or do they have a team of people go out and set up all their gear, walk around in the woods for a while, eat a little something and then call it night in a glorious cabin?

  13. hoya_chick says:

    While I don’t necessarily believe this story I do think there is something to it. They didn’t date that long before they got married and Blake was always known as the fashion girl not the outdoorsy girl. So they probably don’t know each other that well and the newness will be wearing off pretty soon and their real colors will start showing. Anyone on this board who thinks they will be married for more than 5 years is kidding themselves. I just don’t see it happening. Didn’t he and Scarlett get married in the wilderness in Canada? LOL. Look how well that turned out.

    I grew up in a very rural, secluded area. I always joke that everyday was a camping day and it was NOT fun. Mosquitoes, no running water or indoor plumbing. That’s not fun. I don’t need to get in touch with nature, I have touched it enough for a lifetime and then some. Camping is not a vacation. Vacations are relaxing. To me camping is so much work! Different stokes and all that jazz.

  14. Talie says:

    Ryan is like Artie Shaw, who married both Lana Turner and Ava Gardner. Trying to turn glamorous, ambitious women into housewives never works.

  15. Hautie says:

    Now when I say camping… I mean to imply going to the cabin.

    That is in the woods and a short walk down to the lake. Where the boat is docked at.

    Where we have flushing toilets and fully stock bathrooms. And a wonderful back deck for grilling out.

    But you can go hiking and exploring all day.

    Yet, get to come back to a legit structure for the evening. With solid walls. And air conditioning. :)

    I am not about tents, sleeping bags and bugs.

  16. Remember The 80s says:

    Camping with your man can be such a good, kick back time (no phones, no freakin Internet), just mountains, rivers, a big campfire, speciality camp cocktails with blueberry puree, shrimp scampi on the grill, cheese and crackers and the warm sun on your skin…..(I do it up gourmet style and hell yeah, I’d camp with Ryan.)

  17. irishserra says:

    I’m almost 40 and I’ve never been camping before. I’ve been curious about it. I would have no idea where to start. :)

  18. CC says:

    They should just move to Connecticut and buy a farm or something, and do the constant NYC outings like other rich people. They have no excuse, lol.

    Rich people’s problems, replacing first world problems haha

  19. gurl says:

    Hate camping and I’m not really a prissy girl. Just bugs and stuff….ew. On anther note, that face does not look 25. Was watching her in that movie “Savages” and she was so obviously not a teenager like she was playing in the movie. Which I mean, most 25 year olds can pass for teenagers IMO. She just looks over 30 to me and so what if she is. I just can’t stand the lying about your age thing that goes in Hollywood. Okay rant over lol

  20. jules says:

    I’m on team Non-Camper. I just… I don’t get it. I work hard all week long to have enough money so that I don’t have to sleep on the ground… and now when I finally have a hard-earned day off, you want me to go sleep on the ground? No. Do not want.

  21. Rux says:

    I am a country girl married to a city guy HOWEVER we took two months off and traveled cross country with our dog and we camped, in a tent; TOTAL outdoors and the city boy broke into a outdoorsy boy.

    We take two vacations a year. One is outdoorsy and wilderness, etc. and the other is more high end. It’s a good balance and a compromise.

    I think it’s Ryan that needs to learn to stop being bratty. Because I swear I can hear him saying “A good wife would do what their husband wants”.

  22. bopit says:

    the more primitive the experience, the better it is for me. BRING ON the elements I say!

  23. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    Women in relationships should and need to be more honest about their interests. I’m to prissy to ever go camping, but my ex was a fanatic about it. I told him from day 1 I’d rather wait in line at the DMV for eight hours than ever go camping! He never asked again. :)

  24. kibbles says:

    I am a city girl but spent many summers in rural areas living in a cabin with an outdoor bathroom. I can survive in small and rural towns and can appreciate nature. I have gone hiking with my boyfriend and can spend the day in a national park and meditating in the middle of nowhere. That said, I prefer a nice place to sleep at night. Sleeping on the beach in a sleeping bag can be fun a few times each year but not on a regular basis. If there is a hotel nearby, no way will I choose to sleep in a tent or a cabin with no heat.

    Here’s the thing though. I think Lively is the type of girl who doesn’t like nature, period. I have a friend like that. She’s a total city girl. She’s not even going to compromise on spending a day in the wilderness even if she gets to spend the night in a 5-star hotel.

    I don’t think Lively and Reynolds are roughing it at night. That’s not the problem. The issue is that these two seem like complete opposites other than the fact that they are both good looking and look cute together. Personality wise I don’t think they are a great match. If they don’t share the same hobbies and interests, this marriage won’t last long, especially for two rich and good looking celebrities.

    Reynolds needs to stop jumping into marriage so quickly. I think what he needs is a cute yet normal non-celebrity woman who enjoys the outdoors. Unless Lively gets knocked up, I doubt this marriage will last.

  25. dholmas says:

    I don’t buy this. They probably go camping with all or most of the luxuries of home. I used to do back-country camping when hiking in the White Mountains. Had a blast, but, as I got older no. My last camping trip in a tent we had an air mattress with sheets, down comforter and down pillows. Very comfy. Screen tent, lawn chairs, Coleman stove, 3 pans for water, (washing, rinsing and hand washing)folding lawn chairs and real LLBean camping cookware, plates and utensils. A spade was the flush for the toilet. LOL. Oh by the way, the only way to get to the campsite is by boat. A few trips from truck to campsite. We also had a solar water bag for showers. Did this a few times in my 30′s-40′s. Would do it again now in my 50′s. Oh, my cousin’s wife would put a full face of makeup on in the morning. That was the funniest thing of one of our trips. Needless to say she never went again or is even still married to my cousin. LOL!!!!!!!!

  26. Nicolette says:

    The closest I’ll get to ‘camping’ is renting a lakeside cabin in Maine (beautiful state). Love the lakes, pine trees, bonfire at night and getting away from television and internet isn’t such a bad thing, the kids even do well without it. It’s actually pretty nice to just kick back and decompress. But it is nice to have a cabin with a kitchen, beds and a shower. :)

  27. WOM says:

    I don’t buy this story for one second. Ryan Reynolds is way too metrosexual, high maintenance and pretty to enjoy camping. He wouldn’t survive a day in a place with no mirrors.

    A Canadian Who Camps.

  28. aston martin says:

    – quoth my husband

    I don’t mind it, and in fact love it for a night. Like a day, night, day, leave that evening sort of deal. And with as few humans around as possible. I’m willing to forgo a traditional shower/toilet if it means not having to experience humanity for a couple of days. Pooping in the woods sucks, as does helping one’s child poop in the woods; but the blanket of stars, scents, sounds, lack of man-made anything is soul-comfort in a way nothing else can provide. I mean a deserted beach could, but I mean look at Leann and Eddie — all they want in the world is a private humanity free beach vacation, and it just neeeeeever happens. Waaaah.

  29. mercy says:

    Hate to rain on the gossip party, but this is utter bs, like most of what The Star has to offer. Celebs don’t get to travel in anonymity since the advent of twitter and other social networks. They stay at swanky hotels like most celebs. I even remember a rather funny (old) quote from Ryan saying his days of roughing it on vacation were over as he required more comfort in his advancing years.

  30. aston martin says:

    OT but I soooooo wish I could find occasions and pull off so easily wearing hats as does Blake. How does she do it? I’m crazy tall and always feel like hats call unnecessary attention to that fact.

    She just has great damn casual style.

  31. Melissa says:

    It’s making me happy all you lovely ladies are sayin the same thing bout not being crazy in love with camping! I literally got dumped by a guy because we ‘didn’t have enough in common’ and by that he meant because I didn’t like to camp …. Lol

    • Gia says:

      You are not alone Melissa! Stand tall and proud! “Screw camping!!!”

    • KLaw says:

      Me too, Melissa, and I was such a good sport and actually WENT camping and didn’t complain once!!

      Hooray Celebitches!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Even if I didn’t have the bad back and knee and horrifying allergies camping wouldn’t interest me. Even if the snowdrifts weren’t up to my thighs this winter and many other ones and I didn’t take photo-sensitive medication camping wouldn’t interest me because camping doesn’t interest me. It just isn’t who I am. Why should it me a bad or weak person full stop? Who cares? I don’t drive or dvr or own a dishwasher and that’s not just on vacation, but even if that weren’t the case camping wouldn’t interest me because it’s doesn’t interest me.

  32. d says:

    Oh man, I looooove camping and the only reason I don’t do backcountry camping anymore is I have a bad knee and it can’t handle the weight stress. Although, it is nice that the possibilities of nighttime grizzly encounters are less too. Sigh…oh, to be in the Canadian Rockies again.

    IDK about this story. Although, it does seem like Lively would be less than enthusiastic about camping. I just can’t see it, unless it’s some sort of luxury style camping.

    Yeah, good to be honest about your interests, otherwise, you’re just wasting each others’ time.

  33. SandyStrange says:

    Heh, I went camping in for a week in freezing temperatures with no showers and disgusting porta-johns. And that is what we called Basic Training:) So I little camping trip is nothing anymore to me, as long as it is warm outside.

  34. AnnieN says:

    NY has great campsites, you can either go upstate or head towards the beach at the end of LI. Most campsites do have bathrooms, running water and garbage/recycling stations. They are also not so far from town so you can go the supermarket every day. We used to camp up near Woodstock every year and would hang around town during the day. Also, they have something called air mattresses so you are not actually sleeping on the floor! Camping in the NY tri-state area is not as ad as you make it sound!

  35. MsPaige says:

    I’m from rural Alaska so I don’t mind camping one bit. Ryan Reynolds can take me camping any day!

  36. paranormalgirl says:

    The closest I get to camping is our home in Lake George, NY.

  37. The Original Mia says:

    Blake worked hard to become Mrs. Ryan Reynolds. She’s not going to let the occasional camping trip get in the way of her dreams.

    I’m calling BS.

  38. rose says:

    I’ll take it. I;ll marry u Ryan

  39. N-Bear says:

    Ryan needs some guy friends to go camping with – that’s what guy friends are for!

    Then, there will be career-advancing bisexual rumors for him and abandoned-wife-on-the-prowl rumors for her. It’s a win-win!

  40. Ashley says:

    Someone needs to send Blake this shirt:

    I would love to see Blake Lively a few days into the backcountry. Last time I checked, Christian Louboutin didn’t design hiking boots though he probably would for Blake if she asked. Betch.

  41. Patrice says:

    You know what? Assuming this is true, you only have yourself to blame if you pretend to be someone you’re not in the beginning of a relationship in order to “hook” or “snag” a man *cringe* and then it doesn’t work out. The whole notion of it is so antiquated and insulting! Ugh.

  42. Agnes says:

    I hate camping, and I married a man who hates it. I can’t feel bad for anyone who fakes the funk and then is upset that their outdoorsy partner doesn’t change.

  43. B says:

    Does he grow the facial hair/circle + flavor-saver situation to make the mouth look not-so-tiny? Hmmm, just wonderin’

  44. silver says:

    I used to love camping, hiking & enjoying the outdoors, until I learned how prevalent Lyme disease is in NY. Now I limit my exposure & take all the safety precautions. Lyme disease is a problem in California too, and plenty of other states, unfortunately :/

  45. spiffypaws says:

    Successful relationships usually require comprimise, don’t they???

  46. Cletus says:

    I might go by “Cletus”, but I’m a Jewish gal from the South and I assure you, it would take a LOT for me to consent to go for-real camping. I don’t want to shit in a hole, and I don’t want to moulder in 500% humidity in the middle of a hot Southern night. That being said, I’m from Hurricane Alley and I know how to rough it, I just really, really perfer not to. I don’t mind bugs getting on me- that’s a reality based fact-of-life where I live. If I could try camping in an environment where I wouldn’t dehydrate, I would probably try it, just for giggles. I would bring emergency vodka, though.

  47. JennBee says:

    I think Blake probably has the same idea of camping that I do. Camping is staying in a hotel without 24hr room service!

  48. Emma says:

    Umm, this is Star ….. Why are we discussing this as if it’s anything more than fiction?

  49. jk says:

    My parents had the right idea about ther great outdoors. They has a 4 bedroom 3 bath home built on a lake. YOu could go up there in the winter to snow mobile or ice fish off the dock. Feed the animals or wolves and go to the house take a hot shower use a real bathroom ,sit by a fire at night and sleep in a bug free that is the way to camp.

  50. Nikki says:

    This is where compromise should come into a marriage, ideally they’d alternate who picks what vacation.

  51. Mew says:

    I think men are better suited for camping, they have generally short hair and they have it much easier to go toilet.. they are not so cold, they don’t generally need fancy clothes or other such commodities etc etc etc. I think most men would be just fine with camping and if anything, they’d just miss their playstation and beer.

  52. Mia says:

    As much as I want to hate on Blake lively for being a rich skinny blonde, I once read about her love for baking and getting in the kitchen at Per Se and developed a soft spot for her. But I just can’t see her being THAT perfect that she also happily goes camping.

    I’m a former country girl and no one will ever get me camping. I like feeling clean. I don’t even like it when my hair hasn’t been washed in two days and my legs are prickly.