Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds want to be ‘the new Brangelina’: oh really?

I can’t think of any younger celebrity couple that I would consider the “next Brangelina”. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are definitely more than the sum of their parts, a concentrated whirling dervish of A-list careers, charity work, money, fame and controversy. How in the world would Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds even compete with that? And why would they want to? But according to Star Magazine, Blake and Ryan do see themselves as the heirs-apparent to Brangelina. Huh… I’ll buy it about Blake wanting to be more like Angelina, but I don’t know about Ryan.

Ryan and Blake Lively are totally obsessed with becoming the next Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!

“Ryan and Blake get extremely excited when people tell them they remind them of Brad and Angelina,” an insider tells Star. “They love how Brad and Angie live their lives and they go out of their way to mirror them.”

For one, both couples have ditched the madness of Hollywood in favor of more private home bases. While the Jolie-Pitts have residences in New Orleans and France, the Reynoldses have hunkered down in Bedford and British Columbia. There’s also a mutual appreciation for art: Brad has apprenticed with Frank Gehry and designed his own furniture and “Ryan loves art – he never gets tired of museums.”

Blake and Ryan have also talked about their desire to have a large family. A source says, “They definitely want to have a couple of children biologically, but they love the idea of adopting from Third World countries in order to draw attention to the places, like Brad and Angelina have done.”

Blake once said, “I don’t have that whole Angelina Jolie air to me. I wish that I did.” A source says, “Blake constantly monitors Angelina’s clothing style on and off the red carpet.” Blake also wants to begin to do humanitarian work – “Blake has a great deal of respect for all the humanitarian work Angie has done.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Star also points out some other similarities – the age gap between Blake and Ryan is 11 years, same age gap between Brad and Angelina. Brad and Ryan have both been People’s Sexiest Man, both Ryan and Brad ride motorcycles, and both couples met on-set, working on a film. Eh. Blake could have been a more scandalous and more Jolie-esque person if she had owned some of controversies, but she traded in a potential “wild child” image for something much more wholesome. And I think that’s what she wants, that’s how she wants to be seen, as a wife and a cook and whatever. As for Ryan… he wishes he was seeing some of Brad’s scripts.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. lisa2 says:

    I know there are people that will rag on Brad/Angie but the fact is they are the STANDARD. You are forever hearing that this person is the next Brad Pitt or the next Angelina Jolie. I don’t hear that about any other celebrity. Other celebrities are always dropping their names for PR. If you have ever worked with them in any fashion, a person interviewing you is going to ask about them. This is the second story on this site today that relates to them.. Amber Heard is talking about not wanting to be like them.. (as if that was ever a worry she needs to have)

    there is no other couple like them. Like them or not they are still being talked about 8 years into their relationship. Again like them or not they really are one of a kind, and no there are not other couples out there that are comparable.

  2. CC says:

    Ryan is no Brad and Blake is no Angie . Good luck to them and their name-dropping.

  3. littlemissnaughty says:

    *snort* Cute. But no.

  4. pwal says:

    Strangely enough, I always thought that Lively gave off an Aniston vibe- good body, decent face, desperate need to appear approachable, questionable talent/career trajectory. But yeah… I can see them wanted to be the Brange… only more relateable, although the mystique is part of why Brad and Angelina are Brad and Angelina.

    And I do remember back in ’07 when Reynolds was mistaken several times as Brad while riding his motorcycle. And around that time, Lively kept name-checking Brad. But both Lively and Reynolds seems too skittish to admit any fascination with Angelina publicly. Usually when people do, they tend to get backlash for it.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah I think that’s not a bad comparison at all, except I like Blake a lot more. I also think she’s smarter than Aniston at the PR game.

      I feel like I always have to add that I’m not an Aniston-hater or anything, I just find Blake more interesting as an actress (stop laughing). I could see Blake carving out a career in rom coms, but I really hope she doesn’t. Honestly, even at 26, Blake has a more interesting and diverse resume with Sisterhood, Savages, The Town, Hick, Pippa Lee than Aniston, who had only done TV by age 26.

    • mercy says:

      Ryan has been riding bikes for a long time. I remember when Alanis got a bike because she wanted to ride with him.

  5. Mia 4S says:

    Zzzzzzz…sorry what?

    That is these two summed up in one sentence. Like them or loath them, Bragelina is not boring.

  6. Monty says:

    One Branj is more than enough but thank you Ryan and Blake for applying.

  7. Turtle Dove says:

    They’re both gorgeous couples, but the Brange is otherworldly.

  8. Lark says:

    Ryan has now had four major studio bombs. It’s one thing when an indie bombs or some hard sell of a movie, but mainstream, easy-sell movies with big budgets? He’s not going to have much of a career unless his recent indie choices are very well received.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I agree. Even’s Brad Pitt’s bad films tend to do well. ‘Green Lantern’ should have been a no-brainer. That should have catapulted him to another level.

      • mercy says:

        Really? I never knew much about the comic, and none of the big comic book fans I know were fans of that character. Even the name ‘Green Lantern’ sounded stupid and did nothing to make me want to see it. When I did finally see it, the story was weak. I can’t fault the acting, though Blake was miscast. I don’t know who could have made a good movie out of that script.

        Same story with R.I.P.D. Never heard of it, no comic book fans I knew had,and it had stupid title.

      • FingerBinger says:

        @mercy Many of those comic book and graphic novel movies usually have a built in audience. There is usually some buzz and good word of mouth that makes people want to go see it. ‘Green Lantern’ should have been a slam dunk. It wasn’t going to be Iron-man, but that was probably a movie that should have solidified Reynolds as a movie star.IMO

  9. lisa says:

    who on earth is telling them they are like brangelina with a straight face? that is some good acting

  10. Emma says:

    Blake looks more like Aniston than Jolie.

  11. Barbara says:

    It definitely amuses me how people keep buying those stories, especially Star stories related to Ryan/Blake.
    I really doubt they want it… if they did they would ‘Brange’ the heck out of his movie premieres, but instead she always go, but is never pictured with him. He didn’t even go to her Savages premieres as far as I remember… so if they wanted to be the next Brange don’t you think they’d use every possible red carpet to promote their relationship? Aside from the kids, that Brange’s biggest trademark.
    It’s bullshit, but people buy everything these days…

  12. Viv says:

    While Blake is prettier than Aniston, she doesn’t touch Jolie in the looks department.

    And Ryan, OMG, he doesn’t even come close to the good looks and sex appeal that Brad Pitt has had all these years. I’d say the closest guy to me would be Chris Hemsworth.

  13. magpie says:

    I see them more as the new Ben Affleck/Jen Garner.

  14. The Original Mia says:

    Bwahahahaha! That’s a joke right? These two collectively don’t have the gravitas of Angelina’s big toe. Comparing themselves to Brangelina is delusional.

  15. Katy74 says:

    Would they have to KILL OFF Angie & Brad?? When have you heard a story so RIDICULAS? These are adults who work in the same profession and have TRY to have private lives. I have never heard Ryan or Blake mention one word about either one of them. Blake did something w/Brad in New O., I do not think they need any more publicity than they get now, good & bad. The voyeurs outside of their world think one way & actually have NO clue about their thoughts & desires. The comparisons to their relationship fit any couple. Ryan chooses to marry, Brad & Angie have 6 children out of wedlock. Ryan is a very frugal Canadian guy choosing to live outside of HW, who is making a decent living doing what he likes to do. Their careers goals are different. Blake has always talked about lots of kids and she has always being associated with having her own style!! Does anyone think that they may JUST be satisfied being Ryan and Blake Reynolds. Does that sound so bad ?? I think the blogger has run out of logical lies to print and has just crossed into the” TWILIGHT ZONE”.

    • mercy says:

      Not only does it not sound like a bad life, it sounds like a far more desirable situation than living with the pressure Brad, Angelina, and their kids must be under. I feel sorry for those kids every time I see flashbulbs going off in their sweet little faces.

  16. Mew says:

    I think this is quite a made up story. And if it’s true, if they’re (or one of them) is obsessed about becoming the new brangelina, good luck – they can mimic all they want but they will always be just who they are, not become anyone else.

  17. Ginger says:

    This story is coming from Star so it is automatically suspect. Blake comes nowhere near to Angie as far as being a “wild child” goes. Angie of the blood necklace, knives and guns, tattoos, leather, motorcycles and airplanes. Oh and kissing her brother in public, appearing naked just about everywhere and admitting to sex with BBT in the back of a limo. How is Blake even remotely like this? Yes, Angie has matured and become a good mother and ambassador but I still think of the wilder Angie fondly. Perhaps Blake only wants to model the current Angelina? But whatever, they are both bland and boring and cannot compare in my mind.

    • bettyrose says:

      Modeling the current AJ still requires a commitment to international causes, women’s rights, and an interest in adopting multiple children. Let’s review: international women’s rights & Blake Lively. Spitting out your drink yet?

  18. mercy says:

    It’s just The Star making up another stupid story about them.

  19. Katie says:

    You can’t always get what you want

  20. Lux says:

    They’re both so vanilla and boring. Yawn.

  21. bettyrose says:

    Ryan and Blake seem like the most average, stereotypical, Stepford couple to have graced Hollywood since the fictional 1950s. I can see their marriage lasting, though.

  22. YvetteW says:

    They don’t have the talent. Next.

  23. Becky says:

    Eeeeee nop!! not at all!! Brangelina are UNIQUE!

  24. katie says:

    Star magazine is not really credible.
    Aspiring to be B&A is baloney. The press likes to promote their good acts, do you really aspire to be a heroine addict like Jolie? a stink bomb like Pitt farting and smoking and drinking his way through life AFTER ANISTON.

  25. Wingnut says:

    Brad and Angelina have brilliant PR tactics. Correction, Angelina has brilliant PR tactics. They’re charitable and lead very public lives. They get a lot of press. Beyond that, I absolutely don’t understand why people envy them. They’re modestly talented and try very hard to come across as sexy. The constant tid bits we get about their sex life and all their children? Hardly legendary. Notice how its always B and C list actors who envy them? Do any of the real legends even care about it?

  26. Katy74 says:

    This is such a juvenile story and most comments indicate they have bought this silly story “HOOK LINE & SINKER” The comparisons they make between the 2 couples would fit just about every Hollywood couple in that town, they all have their causes, everybody is pregnant, Everybody rides a motorcycle and Everybody has a couple of houses in the country. Everybody is trying to get movie roles and everybody is married EXCEPT Brad & Angie, BUT do they ALL want to be like THEM?? I would think not and I would suspect Ryan and Blake don’t either.