Blake Lively covers Marie Claire, talks boyfriends: “I’ve been with very few people”

Blake Lively covers the July issue of Marie Claire as part of her promotional press tour for Savages. That’s the film she did with Oliver Stone – and Blake is really hoping her performance takes her to the next level. I don’t really have an opinion on it, considering I haven’t seen the film and I don’t have a rampant hate-on for Blake. I will say this – I was not impressed with her voiceover in the trailer. She sounded bored and vapid. Maybe that’s her character, though. In which case I think Blake might have been typecast. Anyway, here are some highlights from Blake’s Marie Claire interview:

Blake likes a well-dressed man: “It’s definitely attractive when a man can dress well… What I love most is when someone, guy or girl, is effortless and has this old-timey sort of feel [that] you could take a snapshot of them and they could exist in any time period.”

She loves talking about food: “To be around me, you must love food or I’m the most obnoxious person you’ve ever met. I’m in a big cooking phase. That’s all I’ll talk about.”

She also loves talking about her Louboutins: “What I planned before I got into the business has changed… Now I’m like, ‘Hmm, I wonder what shoes Christian [Louboutin] is going to make me. And which couture house should I go to?’ ”

She’s her own stylist: “My assistant will call fashion houses for me, but I always pick the outfit, shoes, jewelry, and a lot of times I do my own hair and makeup for events. Sometimes I think, God, why do I do this to myself? It’s so much extra work!”

Why does she style herself? “Because I love fashion. It’s such an expression of self. I often see people and they look great, but I can identify who styled them. Every stylist has a signature. Maybe it sounds jerky, but I’m lucky to be on such a fashion-centric show [Gossip Girl]. There’s no designer I don’t have access to.”

She’s holding at “four” boyfriends: “People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl. I dress the same as my character, so they think, She lives this life on and off set. I recently shared how many boyfriends I’ve had [four], and people were like, “That’s impossible!” But it’s true. I’ve been with very few people. If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.”

[From Marie Claire & People Magazine]

Marie Claire’s Nina Garcia also notes that Ryan Reynolds’ dog Baxter makes an appearance during the interview, which is basically yet another confirmation that Ryan and Blake are totally serious about each other. They will get married. Eventually. Blake is waiting to see how Savages does. You think I’m joking – the reaction to the film will determine the next steps she takes with Ryan.

As for Blake’s continued insistence that she styles herself… I tend to believe her. I think that’s why she looks “off” on some many red carpets. But I respect that it’s HER vision for how she presents herself and not someone else telling her “You look amazing!” when she clearly doesn’t.

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire.

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  1. Alexis says:

    She’s painfully dull.

    • Liv says:

      Oh my god, yes! She’d better not talk at all!

      • please says:

        Why did Marie Claire entitle this “50 Shades of Blake Lively?” Talk about coattailing. Don’t tell me she’s gunning for that fanfic role? lolol

      • mercy says:

        please (good name),

        Don’t tell me Marie Claire is not only writing their own headlines, but referencing pop culture?

    • Marjalane says:

      I know- can you imagine the dinner conversation with equally boring Ryan Reynolds? “This white bread, mayonaise and velveeta sandwich, is delicious”

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Marjalane- “If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself”

        I’m not seeing what is either exciting or inspirational about Ryan Reynolds.

    • RocketMerry says:

      @Alexis: “She’s painfully dull.”

      Yes, and I mightily dislike her, but I’ve come to believe she has an incredible sense of self-preservation. And an easily adaptable, strong plan.

      My guess is that right now her priority lies within a good marriage to an actor with a solid career, which would help support her Hollywood claims despite her lack of acting talent. Hence, the dull, boring, “very-few-boyfriends”, vanilla whitewashing. That’s what will land her Ryan, I guess.

    • LittleDeadGirl says:

      So so true

  2. Eve says:

    Would love to read an interview where one of these starlets DOESN’T bring up how “very few” men she’s been with. Really, am I supposed to think she’s “decent” because of that? Or bad about myself if I have been with more people than the number she mentions?

    Annoying as f*ck, I tell you.

    • nofkksgiven says:

      yeah….we don’t need to know how many ppl she has slept with. I just don’t like how she is making it seem like her “number being low” somehow makes her more valuable.

      • Cherry says:

        Co-sign! What is this, the 1950s? Having had few boyfriends doesn’t make you a better person. And by the way: I’d say 4 boyfriends is about average for a 24-year-old. It’s not particularly ‘few’, nor is it a lot. Either way, sharing her number is a clear case of TMI. No-one cares, Blake.

      • mia girl says:

        Just making the distinction that she didnt tell us how many people she slept with, just how many made it to “boyfriend” status.

        She could have slept with the whole football team and their cousins and still be able to make the claim that she is making.

        Either way, what do I care how many bfs or sexual partners she’s had. Agree wuth you that why do we need to know this?

      • Liz says:

        Precisely, mia_girl. Ben Affleck, Leo DiCaprio, Harvey Weinstein, Ryan Reynolds, Penn Badgely… so that’s already 5. Of course, maybe she didn’t count Ben, Leo or Harvey as “boyfriends,” just guys she fucked to get ahead.

    • Cleo says:

      You’re right it’s just so annoying. The worst for me is the sexy pictures going with the comments.I always feel like the message behind all of that is “I’m a virgin but I’m fantastic in bed” or “I’m hot as hell but don’t worry I’m such an innocent girl”. I find it a little bit sexist, to be honest .

      • Cherry says:

        All disciples from the School of Britney Spears. ‘I’m crawling around naked on a bed in my videos, but mind you! I’ve never had sex with my boyfriend.’

      • v says:


      • Eve says:

        Or they live by the philosophy that “oral and anal don’t count”.

        *Lively, if you’re reading this…they count, honey. They count a lot.

    • please says:

      My guess is, this is her long awaited OFFICIAL reaction/response to those nude iphone shots that she supposedly sent to a director/producer etc., to land a movie role – the person(s) she sent these two, decided to release them when she had just started dating Leo DiCaprio, either out of jealousy or, what’s even more likely, warning Leo off her. I heard that’s the real reason she got kicked to the curb by Leo not too long after, as it was someone he knows personally that she sent the pics to originally. Dating Ryan Reynolds so soon after getting ditched by DiCaprio, is said to be her people’s ‘damage control.’

      • Cherry says:

        I remember reading on Lainey last week that it was sort of confirmed recently that SHE dumped HIM- I know, hard to believe, but still. As for those nude pics- isn’t it sort of common gossip knowledge that she made them for Ben Affleck when they were filming Green Lantern? Correct me if I’m wrong…

      • Sassenach says:

        Oh please. That’s just bad fiction. Leo was with her for months after that tame nude picture “scandal”. The reason for her dating Ryan within a week of her break up with Leo was because she dropped him for Ryan. It had nothing to do with damage control.

      • Cherry says:

        BTW, this whole nude i-phone pics-story, the fake boobies, dating Leo DiCaprio and all- I think it’s pretty obvious that Blake’s no innocent, whitebread little girl. Nor does anyone expect her to be- she’s a pretty young actress, why would she stay at home and wait for prince charming? What annoys me is how she’s trying to sell this ‘very few boyfriends’ story as if we wouldn’t take her seriously if we knew she’s sleeping around. One: that ship has sailed. Two: this is 2012, girl. You can sleep with as many guys as you like and still be on top of your game. Just don’t lie about it. OWN that sh*t.

      • mercy says:

        Dating a divorced former co-star is damage control? No.


      • hahahah says:

        Yeah right, SHE dumped Leo, and for that cheesehead Ryan Reynolds no less?? Muahaha. Sure, hon. That is such b.s. You must be on the Lively payroll, or Lively herself. Also, Leo was ditching her sure as shite, but he wasn’t insensitive to her plight, so he played along for a few more weeks, but anyone will tell you, Leo was dunzo as soon as those pics came out. Remember when she was dating him, and Leo went to a friends wedding, and was photographed walking some supermodel home, and then he had his camp leak to the press that he was dancing with all the young women at the wedding – that was HIS way of announcing to the world that he was not serious about casting couch Lively…he gently extricated himself from the relationship, and so Lively and her ‘brand’ wouldn’t look dumped by mega star Leo over the butt nekkid iphone shots, they had her immediately start dating Reynolds, but no one believed that shite. lol

    • mercy says:

      She brought it up, or the interviewer did? As long as people are curious, the questions will be asked. There’s more evidence to support her having had four boyfriends than there is for the scurrilous accusations and assumpions that are thrown about on gossip sites.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Wrote my comment before I saw yours. Eve, the more I read from you the more I like you. Co-sign everything you said.

  3. becca says:

    So I was right, this girl is an idiot!

    • Maguita says:

      Found her to be a bit snotty… But… Is she wearing Jessica Chastain’s godawful transparent dress??!

  4. olivia says:

    Another nose job?

  5. Amelia says:

    Lucky for her casting couch sessions and Harvey Weinstein don’t count as boyfriends.
    Otherwise she’d still probably be counting them.
    hm….so who’s the mystery boyfriend?
    There was Penn, Leo and Ryan … I’m tempted to start a scavenger hunt.

    • Mimi says:

      Exactly. Either that or she’s as bad at math as she is at “styling” herself.

    • Mimi says:

      Oh and don’t forget Affleck. ;)

    • Carolyn says:

      Liar liar pants on fire. I guess Blake isn’t counting guys she’s had casual sex with or others’ husbands (hi Ben, hi Harvey)…just “boyfriends”. Ryan must be really dumb to believe her sudden transformation to Miss Purity.

  6. Maxx says:

    Of course sweetie, of course…. *yawn*

  7. nettie says:

    How is it that they all say how few men they’ve been with? Like they’re all delicate virgins in seedy hollywood?

    • Courtney says:

      I know..please, for the love of blake lively!!! Even if its true (which its not), I can’t believe she shares that info. Makes it much more unbelievable the more she tells that story.

  8. Lady_Luck says:

    It’s funny, in the cover photo here she actually does have a striking sort of resemblance to Leo Di Cap. Maybe that’s why he was besotted with her (for a little while). They do say there is something in “mirror” types attracting one another.

  9. Aubra says:

    She’s not all that exciting, but I can think of other females celebs that (in my opinion) top her in the “dull” department: Zoe Saldana, Julia Styles, and Kristen Stewart to name a few. I like her a bit thouhg, I mean she pulled Leo DeCaprio and then on to Ryan Reynolds, not mad at her at all!

  10. T.C. says:

    – I was not impressed with her voiceover in the trailer. She sounded bored and vapid.

    Her VoiceOver in the Savages trailer kills any interest I have for the movie. She is be OK in the role of a California party girl with 2 boyfriends. It’s an easy role. I don’t know why she wants to keep throwing out numbers of men she has ever slept with. No one is going to believe it’s only 4. Just don’t go there in the first place Blake.

    • please says:

      She’s parsing her words. There’s a big diff between stating how many ‘serious’ relationships you’ve had, and how many people you’ve fcked. She really doesn’t get into details, which is smart. Just talks about “boyfriends,” – but the truth is, the guy she is rumored to have sent the iphone nudie pics to, to land a role – she probably is not counting as one of her four. For every 4 bfs their could be 6 directors and producers. This interview seems to be her way of denying that she’s ‘that kind of girl,’ that would casting couch her way into parts. Though many believe that’s why Leo called a halt. The Ryan thing is reputed to be damage control, but they may actually really like each other and are now trying to make it work. He’s as shallow as she is, and has had just as much plastic surgery, so they make a good match.

    • Relli says:

      Yup me too. I saw it yesterday while catching up on Mad Men and immediately fast forward through it (on demand). Her voice is really easy to pick out because of her lazy annunciation, there is this ad on WB’s website for GG and I can never understand what she is saying in the last scene. It sounds like “Ra’s al Ghul likes to keep things classy,” but why would a batman character be on GG? It always sounds like she’s got a load of spit in her mouth or on meds. Wasn’t she suppose to be in that 1 movie about a pain killer addiction…. maybe that would have been good for her.

  11. Jackie says:

    looks like the good girl/bad girl, madonna/whore dichotomy is still alive and kicking.

    yes blake, we get it. you are a ‘good girl’ and therefore ‘marriage material’.

    i think her shot at the big time has passed.

  12. Nessa says:

    Her body is ridiculous, but her face is so meh. I don’t hate her, I just think she is irrelevant unless she is talking about her love life. That’s all anyone seems to pay much attention to, unless you’re a fan of Gossip Girl.

    • Tiffany says:

      I agree! Some people talk about her as a great beauty, but there are so many actresses that I think are far more beautiful. Blake’s face is just so manly and boring, IMO. Her eyes aren’t big and beautiful enough to carry that nose and thin mouth. If she wasn’t held up as some standard of beauty, it probably wouldn’t cross my mind how much I do not like her face.

      Her body looks good in clothes, but those implants are frightening on their own. Hard and crooked.

  13. lower-case deb says:

    somehow that last picture reminds me of celine dion.

  14. Talie says:

    Isn’t she rumored to have had a few affairs with married dudes…I get that she wants to seem wholesome, but behind-the-scenes people obviously see her another way.

  15. Anne says:

    WOW. This exceeded my expectations, really. She’s IS that vapid and dumb and painfully boring. Oh my…

  16. Ellie says:

    In the first photo, her head is almost wider than her waist. I know she has a crazy body in real life, but they’re definitely still pushing reality here with the ‘Shop.

    • Cherry says:

      Damn, you’re right. I hadn’t even noticed that yet, that’s how jaded I’m starting to get about all these ultra-shopped covers.

  17. alison says:

    Did she come off kind of Goopish to anyone else?

    “Hmm, I wonder what shoes Christian [Louboutin] is going to make me”

    “My assistant will call fashion houses for me, but I always pick the outfit, shoes, jewelry, and a lot of times I do my own hair and makeup for events. Sometimes I think, God, why do I do this to myself? It’s so much extra work!”

    • Kara Ann says:

      Nope ’cause Goop would never call herself “jerky” for having access to designers and any/all luxury goods! After all, (in Goop’s best-better-than-thou tones) “I’m worth it”.

      Apologize for the commercial slogan but something about this story brings to mind that shampoo commercial and also the Enjoli (sp?) perfume commercial with that awful song, “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up it a pan, and never, ever let you forget your a man b/c I’m a WOooo-man, Ejoli”. Any of ya’ll old enough to remember that?

      Okay, I’ll go have my mornin’ coffee now :)

    • Rachel says:

      She comes off as stuck up and full of herself so basically, yes.

  18. bns says:

    Overhyped and overexposed.

  19. Karolina says:

    that poor little woman…must be very very hard to live her life!

  20. Skinnybetch says:

    4 boyfriends? Please. . What about all the casting couch overtime she put in to get where she is today?

    • please says:

      High five. (see iphone nudie pics) The real reason Leo ditched her, and the reason Ryan is her ‘damage control boyfriend,’ now – this is the way she further denies the obvious. She got found out and exposed. What’s telling about this interview, is that they never even venture into that territory (re the iphone nudes) – there would have been nothing wrong with the interviewer inquiring about how she was unfairly portrayed as having sent nude shots to a director/producer etc., and have her answer — even if it was to talk about how unfair and awful it was…but not a peep is made. That shizz was true, and most people who have working eyeballs can see it was true.

      • Wizza says:

        You’re determined to push this malicious narrative as a fact in your multitude of posts aren’t you? Thankfully some of us can see through your agenda!

      • Cherry says:

        @Wizza: I’m curious, what ‘agenda’ do you think ‘please’ has?

      • mercy says:

        You do realise the nasty rumours you bandy about as if they were facts have never been posted anywhere outside of gossip sites? Not even in the trashiest tabloids have deigned to publish.

        I’m with Wizza on this one. The agenda is obvious.

    • bella says:


    • Eve says:

      Not to mention that Leonardo DiCaprio is worth at least 20 men — as far as “potentially getting STDs” goes.

  21. The Original Mia says:

    She sounds vapid as hell. She’s not a loose woman. She’s virginal, y’all! She doesn’t have a stylist. She just has someone call fashion houses to send her clothes. She picks them out herself.

    She’s just a regular girl, y’all. Stop hating on her! *massive eye roll*

  22. Geekychic says:

    Sorry, double post!!!

  23. Geekychic says:

    Cannot stand her. I wouldn’t mind her if she kept herself on her, gossip girl level, But all this hustling, all this showing her down our throats….makes me Wanna barf.
    Good model, yes. A-list actress? Buahahahahahahahahaha
    Sorry for the bit**iness, But I refuse to accept her hustling ways. Lainey lost part of my respect with her odes to her methods-naked ambition (and bed hopping-no one can convince me she didn’t make her career on casting couch,sorry) is not something to covet, IMO.
    Oh, and her “louboutin”(sp?) and coutoure comment is Just obnoxious.

  24. zoey says:

    Sorry but saying she dosnt have a stylist when she is copying the style of serena van der woodsen who is the most focused on, by GG stylist eric daman….he is styling her!!

    and yea lets not forget that bfs are diff from ppl she slept with…

    and yeah it is pretty vapid and douchey to go on abt how many shoes Louboutin is designing for me….

  25. carrie says:

    i don’t hate her and i don’t care about her .
    I never saw GOSSIP GIRL and i only know GREEN LANTERN and the movie about a magic jeans’ (nice chick teen flick)

  26. A says:

    Careful word choice. Four boyfriend, not four people she’s slept with. LOL. Honestly, though, I hate it when we judge people on who they do or do not sleep with. However, what I find hilarious is how the media slutshames and pigeonholes people into a madonna/whore complex, but often the people who are with less dudes are the “whores” and the people who are with more dudes are the “madonnas.”

    Look at Emma Watson for example. She’s been photographed leaving a nightclub with Harvey Weinstein right behind her and getting into a car with Harvey and some other girls. Very FEW people covered it. Off the the top of my head, she dated that older guy when she went to Brown, that Spanish rocker, another rocker in which she was in a music video with, a random, another random, that reality guy, and more. The only person I’m judging her on is Harvey Weinstein, but it’s hilarious that the media has her as portrayed as this virginal girl.

    • Wizza says:

      Interesting A. The Blake haters would be on this info like white on rice in an apoplexy if this were her.
      I do wish ALL these starlets – Blake, Amanda, Keira stopped talking about their sex lives though.
      As Eve rightly says it’s no ones business

    • littlestar says:


      Do you think Emma Watson slept with that scum of the Earth Harvey Weinstein? I remember those pictures, and found it odd too that no one seemed to “notice” that Emma Watson was seen with someone who is known to use young actresses (you sleep with me, I’ll let you be in my movie – Harvey Weinstin is truly a disgusting user). Kinda makes me sad that someone as intelligent and talented as Emma Watson felt the need to succumb to his blackmail :(

      • A says:

        I don’t know if I buy that people actually sleep with Harvey…I do buy that actresses flatter him, flirt with him, etc. to get auditions. Unfortunately, I do think Emma did that. There was a quote Harvey did on Emma that was on Deadline, and it was way over the top in flattery. That plus the photos were kind of suspicious. Harvey is very powerful, and I think that’s the reason so few outlets ran those photos….I think Celebitchy did and Lainey, but none of the tabloids or bigger gossip blogs like Celebuzz or Popsugar did. People tend to forget that Blake did Girl with The Traveling Pants, a few indies, etc, Gossip Girl and that Harvey had nothing to do with Green Lantern or The Town. Emma did a TV film for which she received mostly negative reviews for her acting, and it wasn’t until the last two Harry Potter films that she started getting praise. All of the sudden she’s in a Harvey Weinstein (My Week With Marilyn), albeit in a small role?

  27. wonderwoman21 says:

    I was on skinnyvscurvy and there was actually a debate on whether or not she had a nose job or if it was just good contouring. Oh please, its a NOSE JOB! A really good one, that is not contouring, don’t we just wish contouring could gives us surgical results!

  28. Happy21 says:

    She’s dull and lacks any special trait that makes her “it” but man I am jealous of how she can wear clothes!

  29. Franny says:

    Her implant ridge is bothering me…its like when allure had that kim rope picture…it only highlights the boob job

  30. Bubbling says:

    I think it’s too cute how she takes pride in styling her self, which she fails miserably! Hahah! To have approach to expensive, fancy labels and end up looking like cheap moll queen is new level of failure…

  31. lucy says:

    jesus christ she looks like a man in these pictures.I’ve seen her in real life, and she doesn’t have the WOW factor that people keep saying she does… she’s also shorter than she claims. I’m 5″9.5 and she was a good inch and a half shorter than me (i was in converses she was wearing some kind of stripper boot)

  32. scarlett says:

    She has a great body but I’ve never thought her face was something to write home about. I do believe that she dumped Leo when she realized that Ryan Reynolds was back on the market. What she lacks in talent she makes up with ambition and I do believe that she wants to be a part of an “A” list couple like Brad and Angie. She probably knew that Leo is a serial modelizer who will never marry. When he’s 70 he’ll still be dating a 20-year old VS model. He also looks bad in the sack because why would he put in any effort? He DiCaprio..his ego tells him.

  33. scarlett says:

    I meant to say: he looks like he (Leo) would be horrible in the sack.

  34. Barbara says:

    Well, it seems that’s the place the haters get themselves together and make a let’s hate Blake festival.
    I love the girl – I’m a girl myself – I don’t care how many boyfriends or guys she slept. The same way you don’t believe she slept with only four there are people that who don’t believe she slept her way up. That’s the thing… what way up? She did small movies, then she did The Town and Green Lantern before making Savages. First, those aren’t that great. As much as people say she tried to steal or sleep with Afleck, he seems crazy about his wife, so I don’t believe those rumors. Rumors about her sleeping with producers, directors, married men. To accomplish what? She accomplished so little. You choose what you believe and people who dislike her acting skills (that I agree aren’t remarkable), people who envy her attention and beauty (although many don’t think she’s pretty), etc prefer to believe the bad part and whatever rumor they say about her sleeping around they’ll believe because they don’t like her or think she’s overrated, so it’s easy for you to choose that rumor and believe in that one. But you won’t believe when Oliver and Benicio del Toro say amazing things about her. You won’t believe when people who met her, men and women, say she’s a sweetheart, and that she’s a diva because you already don’t like her. So let’s believe she slept around. With every guy who supposedly help her still inexpressive movie career. whatever, your opinions are as biased as the next.
    I don’t know and I don’t care. I think she’s sweet, I think she’s a good girl, who probably made a lot of a mistakes, and she’s an okay actress. I watched worse, much worse. As for the rest? I don’t believe in neither, not the 4bf, nor the whorish behavior, I do think she planted or made it easy for a hacker the naked pics, she and half of hollywood these days. She dated irrelevant Penn Badgley (sp?) for YEARS and he still is a nobody in the industry. she broke up with him, had a fling with Leo and is dating Ryan. Wow the mother of whores there. whatever, you’ll still be jealous, hater, and have the same opinion about her. But I do think it’s unfair.

    • Bubulle says:

      People are criticizing her because she’s full of it period, it’s nothing new. There is also a lot of hate for Leo DiCaprio and the article is not even about him, so you see it’s not just Blake, so get over it.

    • mercy says:

      I understand this is a gossip site, but too often that is used as an excuse to throw all facts that don’t fit out the window.

      For example, Blake has never done a Weinstein movie, and yet they persist in pushing the “she slept with Harvey!” meme. Even the BI they want to believe is Blake says the actress resisted his advances. But on it goes …

      • A says:

        I’m meh on Blake but I don’t believe she slept with Harvey. I completely agree with you on that. Harvey had jack shit to do with The Green Lantern, the Town, the Girls with the Traveling Pants, or the few indies she did. Personally, I think Blake probably flirts a lot but I don’t buy she screwing guys for better roles. If she was, she would have been in bigger films.

      • Bubulle says:

        She has been trying to be in big movies ,remember how she was considered for the Great Gatsby and the Dark Knight Rises, seriously how can she compete with the like of Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johanson and Anne Hataway, while her biggest achievement is to star in a second rate Tv show and she’s not even the MVP in it. Like Lainey would say how did she do that ? What Blake’s fans won’t admit is that she not that talented nor is she that pretty and even she’s constantly shoved down our throat, Jennifer Lawrence is also heavily promoted but she has actually proven her value, Blake hasn’t , so excuse us for thinking she has actually received extra help to get where she is.

    • Nina says:

      Yeah i don’t get the hate. She’s not a great actress but she seems like a nice girl.

  35. mercy says:

    Keep reading and posting about her and you’re guaranteed to see more of ‘dull’ Blake.

  36. Jenna says:

    Why are people criticizing her for her ‘four boyfriends comment’ it seems like the interviewer asked her to follow up on previous statements she made in Elle, and she did. Even if she is parsing her words (ie boyfriends and not LOVERs), who cares?

    I’m not going to doubt her, or care about her number, or criticize her for dooming feminism or so called perpetuating madonna/whore complexes.

    Some people just live like this or are like this and don’t have many lovers or want to be promiscuous. Also, she isn’t saying she is ruling out future boyfriends or lovers or swearing celibacy.

    I’m not a Blake fan but let’s not hate on her for THIS.

  37. D1 says:

    Of course she’s saying this in a magazine aimed at women – it’s basically the equivalent of an animal lying down in front of another of the same sex to show that they are harmless.

    Deciding who is and isn’t a slut and judging alleged sluts is a favorite past time of teenage girls, and sadly, of many women who never grow out of it (as any Blake Lively CB post will demonstrate).

    In this interview, she is basically lying on the ground & wagging her tail at you ladies, asking you not to hate her (when a beautiful actress talks up her cellulite & other alleged physical flaws in a women’s magazine she is doing the same thing – putting yourself down apparently makes you more likeable & less threatening to female audiences).

    Megan Fox, another actress who was unpopular with women, did the same thing when she suddenly announced that she’s only had 2 boyfriends in her life. After Brangelinagate, which resulted in her being branded a man-stealing hussy in many quarters, Angelina Jolie also felt the need to announce that she’s only had a few lovers.

    Fox, Jolie, and now Lively were being entirely sensible & pragmatic – in this culture, it’s very important for women to look and act sexy, but to not actually have that much sex. Because then they’re dirty sluts – and in many cases, other women will lead the charge to bash them on these grounds.

    I’m not going to condemn celebs for accurately assessing the attitudes of the public their careers depend on & acting accordingly.

    • rainstarr says:

      Well said.

    • hahahah says:

      Regarding your throwing Angelina in the mix, and under the bus — you have your timelines wrong. Angelina talked about her experience and who she’s been with, once, in an Interview with Babs Walters (she said the number of people she had been with she could count on one hand) – but it was shortly AFTER she split with Billy Bob and YEARS BEFORE she ever met Brad. Angelina has always been upfront about her sexuality, she’ll tell you everything and she doesn’t seem to lie – it’s not like she’s known to couch or cover up to portray herself as something else. Besides, as you point out — people are known for getting the way wrong idea about her…so I could see her wanting to clear things up, if something wasn’t true. She was married from 19-23 then from 24-26, then she met Brad Pitt at 27-28. Not a lot of room to be the siren wh*re everyone tries to paint her as. She was just making a point to describe who she is, and mentioned that she didn’t sleep around casually – it wasn’t in her makeup. Notice that’s not what Blake is saying.

  38. Blue says:

    I really wish people interviewers would stop asking young females about their sex lives. This is what happens, since it’s Hollywood it is assumed all the everyone is banging everyone and doing favours to get ahead. You can deny it all you want but no one believes you. All it takes is one person starting a rumour and it doesn’t matter what’s true or not. In Hollywood women have to be screwing lots of people to get anywhere. Who really knows if it’s true or not but no one is going to believe you, because we just figure celebs lor to protect their image. Women should be able to own their sexuality without being doubted or shamed but that’s not going to happen. I think people (celebs and the average joe) should still have the right to say “My sex life is no ones business.”
    That being said I still can’t stand this chick and she needs to find something else to talk about (in general) Also, people any valid argument you may have is going to be dismissed once you throw in the terms jealous, haters etc. not every opinion is “hate ” it’s an opinion.

  39. I Choose Me says:

    So she’s in a movie where she’s dating and doing two dudes at the same time and she also wants to distance herself from her flighty and promiscuous GG persona. My guess is she’s been clued in as to how she’s perceived, so here comes the reiteration. “I’ve been with very few people/am totally not a slut.”

    I know nothing about her sexual life btw, so I’m not calling her out. Heck I actually kinda like her but I hate when women feel that they have to put their number out there. She shouldn’t have to. No one should have to. It’s not my hoo-hah so IDGAF.

    Sigh, I don’t know why this is bugging me so much (the comments ain’t helping) so I’m going back to that Hiddleston link to cool my rage.

    • Eve says:

      Sigh, I don’t know why this is bugging me so much (the comments ain’t helping) so I’m going back to that Hiddleston link to cool my rage.

      You might want to check this out then:

      • I Choose Me says:

        Thank you. *dies* I swear this man is my new obsession. I dreamt about him all last night both as Loki and himself. I love his eyes, his voice, his hands, his intelligence and humor. Gah. I think I need a moment. :D

  40. mercy says:

    Kaiser, that is her character as written in the book. Blake sounds pretty bubbly and enthusiastic in the interviews I’ve seen. Nothing like the jaded Ophelia in Savages.

    If she’s “waiting to see how Savages will do” before deciding to marry, why not wait on buying a house together, too?

  41. stellalovejoydiver says:

    To me it doesn´t matter whether she´s been with 4, 40 or 400 guys, but she is relevant because of her private life and not because of her stellar acting.

    She does have kind of an image problem though because before she got with Reynolds(LOL@ inspiring and exciting), I remember it was reported(German InTouch) that she likes to “throw herself” at guys who are already committed/involved with others (Ben Affleck, Ryan Gosling who allegedly was with Michelle Williams, Ryan Reynolds who was with Sandra Bullock).
    I don´t hate her and she may be a sweetheart but that´s not how she is perceived due to her media-effective hook-ups.

    Note to Jessica Chastain: That´s how you pull of that dress.

  42. dahlianoir says:

    Girl, we don’t care about how many pee wees you said hello to. Seriously, we don’t.

  43. pinchofsalt says:

    I’m SO tired of her ‘revealing’ how many men she’s ‘been’ with. But I must say she is gorgeous and I am convinced SHE dumped Leonardo DiCaprio. Not the other way around.

  44. Beth says:

    Why does she take so much emphasis on the fact (?) that she has only been with four men? Does she think it makes her more precious????

  45. ToastedSkin says:

    ugh just get back with Penn already.

  46. Fred says:

    She’s a pretty girl and I like her, but I’m not buying it. Someone may need to ask what her definition of a “boyfriend” is, in the same lines as Bill Clinton and his claims of not having “sexual relations” with Monica Lewinsky. His definition was different from everybody else’s definition was. Maybe Blake has a certain date limit, after which she considers a guy a “boyfriend”.