Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds visit hospital, hold adorable babies: super cute?

These are some supercute photos of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds visiting children and patients over the weekend at a hospital in Ryan’s native Canada, Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario. Ryan was in town filming Queen of The Night, with Rosario Dawson. I don’t know the source of these images and it took me a long time to find them on a Facebook fan page for Blake (they’re also watermarked on The Daily Mail) but that doesn’t seem to be where they originated. (I had to use a reverse Google Image search. I credit “Catfish” for teaching me that trick, that show is fascinating.) It’s possible someone tweeted these photos, but I couldn’t locate them on the official Facebook or Twitter for the hospital.

Anyway Blake and Ryan have come out of hiding and they’ve done a nice thing! They visited this hospital and requested that there be no press or fanfare. Of course people took photos and posted them online, and Blake and Ryan happily posed for them. Geez this is giving me a warm and fuzzy feeling. Maybe it’s just Ryan’s hot beard though, damn he wears it well. Here’s more, thanks to Northern Life:

Sudbury resident Sarah Lavallee said she was nervous about meeting Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively at Health Sciences North.

Reynolds, who is married to Lively, paid a visit to Health Sciences North’s pediatric unit this past weekend. Reynolds is in town filming Atom Egoyan’s Queen of The Night.

“Ryan and Blake were both very kind to us. They introduced themselves right away and asked how my son was doing. He is only three months old, and wasn’t really able to appreciate the visit like the older children, but it’s something I can tell him about when he is older.”

She said Reynolds and Lively chatted with them and asked Lavallee how she was doing being in the hospital 24 hours a day and when her little boy might be able to go home.

“Even though he had no idea who they were, my son did give them one big smile,” she said. “It was nice to see since he wasn’t smiling a lot at that point, and I really appreciated both Ryan and Blake giving me something to smile about at such a difficult time. It was a very unexpected visit, and I thought it was especially nice of them to take pictures of me with each of them before they left.

“I can tell you the visit was really appreciated by the kids, their parents, and the staff on the unit,” hospital spokesperson Dan Lessard said in an email.

“Mr. Reynolds and Ms. Lively were wonderful with the children.”

Lessard said Reynolds’ publicity team “had requested that it be a private, low-key affair with no photos or media coverage,” so the hospital honoured their request.

[From Northern Life]

That was a nice thing for them to do! I’m thinking it was Blake’s idea, and she planned it knowing that they would get accolades for it and that Ryan would hold babies and look all fatherly. It doesn’t matter, it was still a very nice awareness-raising visit. So this begs the question, and you know people are asking it: when are Blake and Ryan going to have their own babies? You know she wants us to talk about it, she’s clever like that. Also, I now believe her after she went on in that recent interview about how she leaves her hair wet and puts it in a bun to get soft waves, and that she barely wears any makeup. She looks gorgeous, I’m just saying.

Also, note that Blake and Ryan posed for a ton of photos but they didn’t once pose together. (That top photo is just two separate pics side by side.) I wonder why that was.

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Super-sweet. I’m sure everyone will talk about how this was a conniving, manipulative move by Blake and that she’s playing the game..blah blah blah..

    They both look cute here. Ryan’s not normally my type but I like him with a beard.

    • Jegede says:

      OG K, WTF have you been girl????????
      Have missed you Original Cammille; I Choose Me; Mercy; Izzy; and Turtle Dove.
      Good to see ya around

      • Turtle Dove says:

        Why thank you.

        I haven’t been posting that much, but here I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        I think that this is a very sweet gesture on their part. Not all celebs are philanthropic and take time out of their schedules to visit sick kids. Ryan also volunteers/visits a teen shelter in Vancouver too when he’s there. Very nice.

        Ryan and Blake are very similar in their more traditional family values. Both come from strong homes with many children. I think that Ryan was looking for a true partner in ScarJo, but I don’t think that she saw marriage in the same way (obviously from the snark that she dished in interviews). Blake is a better fit. She likes to work, but she values her home life too.

        As far as not posing together. SMART. Then the press won’t have a “family picture” to use when ever they want like they did with that premiere picture when Blake wore the white dress.

    • Mira says:

      I don’t get it either. How did Blake end up being tagged the manipulative bitch? She seems harmless to me and more so she isn’t any more media savvy than the next person in hollywood. Why single her out?

    • TheOriginalKitten says:


      Izzy is around here…somewhere…was there a Cumberbatch post? She would be in the mix if Cumby was around.

      @Mira-I completely agree. I think people sometimes think I’m a Blake stan because I refuse to shit on this girl. She seems so benign to me…not sure where all the hate comes from.

  2. caro says:

    When i was younger i went to thé navire nursery at my hospital once per month (when i understood i never would have kids,i stopped)

  3. livs says:

    It surely was a nice thing to do and what strikes me most is that they both look genuinely happy to be there.
    I’ve really underestimated Blake though. She is extremely PR-savvy.

    • Barbara says:

      She went to hospitals in LA before and all her visits had been private. Some of them had pics leaked like this one, but some of them we only had people tweeting saying that Blake had visited the kids in the pediatric wing. She seems to do it from time to time and never once she got it covered by press.
      I think that’s Lainey’s fault. She created a theory that everything Blake does is a calculated and perfect PR move. Look at the girl, do you really think she’s all that awesome? I love her, but she doesn’t seem like someone that genious-y

  4. Runs with Scissors says:

    I just want her to get her germ-covered hair OUT of that preemie’s face!

    It’s nice what they did tho, whatever the reasons.

  5. Jenna says:

    Awww!!! Babies! Now I want to hug something. -sigh-

  6. Aileen says:

    I’m pretty sure that this visit was supposed to be about the children, not them posing together as if they were at an attraction.

    Very cute. Although I don’t understand why they were holding the babies. The babies don’t know who they are.

    • tracking says:

      Yes, I agree. That way they don’t end up on a mag cover with bs headlines.

    • mercy says:

      Because the parents wanted pictures of their kids with them.

      • Barbara says:

        And Ryan is a Canadian and he’s an A celebrity – blame Sandra Bullock on that if you must – so of course locals will want to have their pics taken with him… As for Blake, she’s a B celebrity – at most – but she’s famous. People will also want their pic with her, especially bc one day she could be more famous than now – I doubt it though.
        the woman said it cheered her a little bit after being in the hospital 24h by day for the past three months. So kudos to BR and whoever else decide to do this. It doesn’t help the situation itself, but it does bring a smile to the parents. And the kids, look how happy the kid in black looks.

      • mercy says:

        Hospitals don’t care what your status is. Anyone can volunteer for a day, or as often as they want.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Mercy that is such a false statement.

        You can’t just walk in and volunteer. You have to fill out tons of forms. Pick a specific wing you want to volunteer in, and only do it during a very small window of time.

        Hospitals use to let people volunteer anytime, but now they’d rather leave spots open for people that need to work off their hospital bill like the elderly that greet you when you come in.

        Also, they’d rather hire you then have random volunteers walking around a hospital unsupervised. That is a recipe for disaster. So, if you volunteer for a day you have to arrange it days or weeks in advance.

        Blake and Ryan probably got special treatment because people like meeting celebrities and they draw positive attention to hospitals and causes.

      • mercy says:

        Please allow me to rephrase that: hospitals don’t care where a person is on the celebrity food chain. They appreciate the effort, whether the person is A-list, D-list, or no list.

        In my experience, if you want to volunteer and are willing to go through the normal procedures for volunteers at the hospital you want to volunteer at, you can. Of course there are different procedures for different hospitals, and for prominent or famous people because they are known quantities.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Mercy thanks for clearing it up. All hospitals are different. The ones near me do not let you volunteer because they “reserve” those spots for students, patients, and photo ops (girl scouts/celebs/politicians). It’s a sick practice, but common.

  7. aud says:

    Ahhh guys with babies do something to me

    Ryan def wants one. I would be shocked if they didn’t start trying soon (if they aren’t already)

  8. Dea83 says:

    Supercute! Nice to see such a private and caring couple!

  9. Mia 4S says:

    It’s always nice to visit those in hospital but, ummm, not to be a killjoy but would most of those kids have any idea who they were? I mean we’re not talking Batman here! Sorry killjoy, I know, it’s nice (calculated) but nice.

    So has Blake really given up on the acting thing? What a loss fo…hahahaha. Sorry I couldn’t get through that comment with a straight face. ;-)

  10. 2OutOfFive says:

    The kid in the red shirt looks like Shiloh j Pitt.

  11. Nicolette says:

    Very nice! Love Ryan Reynolds, he wears everything well. :)

  12. HadleyB says:

    I honestly don’t get why they went .. did some sick child say he wanted to meet Ryan? ( like Batman / Christian Bale?)

    If it’s all about a low key PR stunt it’s still crappy to me.

    Unless it was a kids wish to meet one of them, they are not really helping with these babies/kids…unless they go there all the time to actually help out the ped wing for volunteer work.. and I don’t think any babies or small kids wanted to meet Blake.

    • mercy says:

      Many people, charities, and businesses have expressed a desire to meet them while they’ve been in town. Yes, they are mostly older people, but maybe Ryan and Blake would rather spend time with kids. Blake has visited childrens hospitals before. I only found out because parents shared info on their facebook or twitter pages and fan pages picked it up.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      The parents of these kids often need cheering, and i’m sure that was the idea. It’s very hard keeping yr spirits up when you have a child in hospital, especially when it’s a chronic or serious (or terminal) illness.

  13. Jegede says:

    Good for them. They look exhausted.
    I doubt the photos are sanctioned
    Sudbury has been tweeting like CARZY, when these two move from A to B, since they have been in town. So this spread like wildfire on the radio.

  14. anonymous fan says:

    How does it work when celebrities decide they want to go to hospitals and hold strangers babies?Do their agents call the hospital beforehand and ask permission or do they just walk in and start holding people’s kids and assume their parents and the staff are fans?I’m not being snarky, I really want to know who they get the go ahead from for these lovely photo ops…I mean sweet charitable moments.I’m sure alot of those little kids are Gossip Girl fans and knew who she was.

  15. NorthernGirl_20 says:

    Seriously they were in Sudbury!! I live 3 hours from there dammit…

  16. erin says:

    I work in an events/public affairs department of a hospital and we occasionally have visits like this from public figures throughout the year that we coordinate. So to answer some of the questions above- the visits are always coordinated beforehand- which areas they will be visiting, the routes they will be taking and how long they will be staying in each area. Generally, they also bring gifts or donations to the patients as well. Toys to the children, blankets or something similarly wellness related to the older patients. Often, to visit the most amount of patients in most in the most efficient amount of time, we split the groups up. So it’s likely Blake and Ryan were visiting these people separately and that’s why you don’t see pictures of them posing together- not to mention this wasn’t a photo op about them. Good for them! Even if the kids didn’t know who they were, it’s always nice for them to have visitors and a smiling face.

  17. Dani says:

    I’m really not trying to be mean, but she’s not holding that baby too well. Not enough support for the head.

  18. Faye says:

    Does Ryan look like Saul from Homeland in that first pic to anybody else? No?

    This probably was a PR thing, but it was still nice, so why not? Better to do a nice PR stunt than to act out, a la Lohan.

    And Dani, I had the same reaction. I have a lot of experiences with babies, and I wanted to shout out, “support that head better!”

  19. Lana says:

    What exactly is the point of celebrities going to a hospital to hold random babies? I doubt any if those kids or their parents are fans of gossip girl. I guess it’s nice but these things always seem so pointless to me.

  20. Pookie says:

    I live in Sudbury, Ontario and can tell you that Ryan and Blake have been awesome while filming in the Greater Sudbury area. They’ve blended in with the locals, going to movies like regular folk, walking their dogs, stopping and chatting with people, eating in local establishments etc. Very sweet,nice,down to earth people!!

    • Valerie says:

      Alright fine Pookie this wasn’t a PR stunt and Blake and Ryan are the most wonderful people to ever visit Canada.How nice of them to chat with all the nobodies and walk around like “regular folk”.But the next time they’re in the hospital could someone tell Blake how to hold a baby.She is not supporting the head and her dirty hair is in it’s face.Was everyone in the hospital so star struck they couldn’t tell her it was a sick baby not a doll.

      • Pookie says:

        Wow Valerie, who peed in your Cheerios this morning?
        I’m just saying they’ve been really nice people. We’ve had other celebrities filming here…Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker for instance and they were snobs for the most part, exactly like one would expect. Ryan and Blake assimilated into our community…I’m just saying that’s a nice thing.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Pookie-I’ve shared similar stories about Affleck filming in Boston and there was always at least one person who had to angrily insist that Affleck is a total jerk blah blah blah.

        Wish people just wouldn’t respond. We’re all entitled to our opinions-it’s celeb gossip, but no need to be a giant snarkfactory about it.

    • lilred1 says:

      Pookie I think it’s wonderful that you are able to share a positive celeb encounter. :-)

  21. Feebee says:

    When visiting a ped ward its not always about the kids as yes some are too young to know but like the mum said, it lifted her spirits at a really tough time for her. I’ve been there and Ryan Reynolds walking in to say hi would have just made my day!

    PRed by Blake or not, I couldn’t care less. It was an awesome thing to do. Kudos and thank you.

  22. sal says:

    Anyone who says this isn’t a PR move is being naive. This IS Blake Lively we’re talking about here.

  23. Rachel says:

    It makes a huge difference. My baby was in the NICU for three months and it was TOUGH. Anybody bringing cheer or sending kind thoughts your way helped: more than you would imagine. We had volunteers dress up as Santa and come in on Christmas: it was so nice and although the babies had no idea what was going on, it made us feel less … sidelined for the whole Christmas season. We had a harpist come in and play songs for the babies, volunteer photographers come in and take pictures: really nice stuff. It just made us feel less like we were trapped in hell, which is what watching your child suffer really is. They did a huge mitzvah to those families. They’ll never forget that.

  24. andrea says:

    In one year, most of us are going to have a hard time reconciling new Blake (Mrs. Reynolds) with old Blake (that skank who slept with Ben/that booby chick who dumped Leo).

    Personally, I think it’s fine to want to rewrite your life every few years. If her first career path wasn’t making her happy, maybe this domesticated version of it will. It’s interesting though that they scheduled the visit during Oscar weekend, as if to show she’s so totally not part of the superficial Hollywood crowd anymore.

    Well, roundabout PR or not, it’s still a great thing for the hospital so good for Ryan and her. Also, I can’t argue with cute babies.

    • Dea83 says:

      I agree! PR move or not (I personally don’t think it was) better this rather than attending oscar pre or after parties like many other celebs!

    • mercy says:

      I’ve always had a hard time reconciling the person I’ve seen in interviews and heard about from people who know her or have met her and whatnot with the popular gossip blogger version of her. I think they latched on to a story that sold, or one they wanted to believe for whatever reason, and are having a hard time letting it go.

      Based on pics from the set, Sunday was his last day off before filming moved to another city.

      • Dea83 says:

        I don’t get the gate against Blake, she’s not the best actress ever, but it’s not even sure she’ll always be an actress, she said she wanted to to other things in life. They seem a nice and down to earth couple, they’re terrific together!

  25. lexy says:

    I don’t get the appeal of her…….face…

  26. kbomb says:

    I was on a flight from New York to Toronto with them a couple of weeks ago and they were adorable. I mean, he has that scruffy beard, and she was totally make-up-less per the pics, and basically they looked like super hot homeless people. They were a few rows ahead of me and they spent the whole flight (it was 1 hour) giggling with their heads together. Yeah i was staring. YOU WOULD TOO.

  27. DeltaJuliet says:

    I’m just surprised that is even allowed. I was visiting my OB/GYN office the other day and there are signs posted all over the place that hospital visitations will be very limited due to the flu and everything else going around.

  28. Annie says:

    Does anyone else get the feeling that he’s very controlling? I get major Tom Cruise boss vibes from him. We used to see her everywhere and as soon as they got married, almost nothing. Same thing with Scarlett. In fact, as soon as she married him her career went downhill and hid her a lot too.

  29. meg says:

    Same thing with Scarlett. In fact, as soon as she married him her career went downhill and hid her a lot too.

    Actually the main reason for their divorce was that they spent too much time apart filming their movies…she made a few movies while she was married to him and as for Blake she stated she wanted to take at least a year off after GG ended way before she got married to him.

  30. Tania says:

    Aww. I’m sure their visit lifted the spirits of the children and parents. I work in a NICU and it is so hard on parents. Your primary instinct as a parent is to want to hold your baby, feed them and take them home! And sometimes, none of those are possible. It is heartbreaking.

    I do want them to have sweet little half Canadian babies. I think they just might be ready.

  31. danni says:

    I have to say she is one of the worst actress which exsist

  32. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Awww, good on them. Cute photos too.

  33. Skipper says:

    Aw. I feel like a jerk. I should volunteer more

  34. Isa says:

    This made me tear up. I think it’s very sweet they came to visit. Look at that boy grinning so big! I bet he’s a fan of Green Lantern.

  35. embertine says:

    Is it possible they weren’t photographed together because the other one was holding the camera?