Blake Lively covers Marie Claire: ‘If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would’


I wasn’t surprised to see Blake Lively on the September cover of Marie Claire, even given the fact that she literally has NO film or TV project to promote. She managed to get a Vogue cover even though she was only promoting Preserve (her shopping site). So, obviously, she got another major fashion cover. And it’s terrible. The cover is bad – her head is at such an awkward angle – but the interior shots are really awful. Anyway, you can read Marie Claire’s excerpt here and here are some highlights:

She isn’t surprised by her life at all: “I always knew I would do something like this.”

Random details from the interview: The interview is conducted at NYC’s Bowery Hotel, with 10 flavors of Il Laboratorio del Gelato ice cream on the coffee table. She has a white MackBook and she got a Disney sticker of Snow White to “go” with the Apple logo. And “Her go-to curse word is ‘gosh.’”

Working with Chime for Change, courtesy of her Gucci contract: “I was so excited, because I knew [Gucci] could help me realize some of the desires I had,” says Lively. With other charities, she explains, “you can send them your donation, but it’s hard to track the progress of what you’ve given, so it’s hard to stay emotionally invested.” Also, a lot of organizations have seemed mostly interested in getting a good photo op with Lively … which is kind of a bummer. “It brought a moment of attention to them. But I don’t want my picture taken. I want to do something.”

On her relationship with Ryan Reynolds: “We’ve never gone a week without seeing each other. There’s no major decision that I make without him. The best part is when we turn off our phones and just talk and hang out. He’s my best, best friend. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing.”

On her past claims of wanting 30 kids of her own: “I gotta get started. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”

On her new venture, Preserve, an immerse lifestyle e-commerce website: “I went straight from high school to Gossip Girl, and both were very structured, scheduled environments, so I never had freedom to explore and carve my own path. When I finished my show, I wanted to take a break from acting and try what I would have tried if I hadn’t acted, and that was this.”

On Reynolds’ favorite meal: “Honestly, all he wants to eat is hot-fudge sundaes.”

[From Marie Claire]

Blake has been using similar lines about baby-making for the past few years. She either really wants babies or she really wants people to believe that she wants babies. Which is it? I think it’s probably both. She wants to be a mom and maybe it’s slower going than she expected, but I think she also wants to check off that box – “Blake can’t wait to be a mom!” headlines on People Magazine, etc. As for Ryan’s desire to eat hot fudge sundaes all the time… there’s some sort of sex joke in there but I can’t work it out.


Photos courtesy of Guy Aroch/Marie Claire.

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  1. Lizzie says:

    Oh your favourite swear word is “Gosh”?
    Well gosh blake….you are f**king dull aren’t you?

  2. Hello Catty says:

    She’s gross. Because she’s FAKE.

  3. Lilacflowers says:

    She looks like she is about to sneeze in that cover photo.

  4. Jenni says:

    LOL this cover is really horrible. Her face looks so flat.

    • V4Real says:

      I can’t decide which headline title photo looks worse, Blake’s or LeAnn. Blake looks unattractive and LeAnn is morphing into a cat.

    • Dani2 says:

      Can’t believe a professional picked this, it’s mind-boggling.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The cover is really terrible! I agree, Dani2, its shockingly bad. Her pose looks very stiff, her face looks blank and frozen, and her arm looks very awkward. She’s pretty, I can’t believe they didn’t have another shot that was better than this!

    • lisa says:

      this picture is terrible

      the emma ferrer cover is better

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      The cover is horrible but I wouldn’t blame it on her. The photographer is part of the process, and so is the editor

  5. Jaderu says:

    Maybe she would be a mother by now if she knew that babies don’t come from spitting.
    Honestly though, for some reason, I like this chick. She makes me laugh even though I doubt she’s trying to.

  6. GiGi says:

    I suppose her schtick is that she’s nice? I guess she seems alright. But very, very, very average. Totally flatlines. I can’t shade her for talking about wanting kids and not having any yet… perhaps they’ve been trying and it hasn’t happened. I do like what she says about her marriage. She always comes off likable, but plain.

  7. Tiffany27 says:

    I think she actually does want children. I read a blind on Lainey that I think is about her.

  8. Jegede says:

    First glance I thought it was Mishca Barton.

    And it economics
    Nothing to promote but Marie Claire giving her a coveted September cover to celebrate their 20th issue is something…..her 2012 cover for them must have sold well enough to warrant it

  9. Lindy79 says:

    She has a white MackBook and she got a Disney sticker of Snow White to “go” with the Apple logo. And “Her go-to curse word is ‘gosh.’”

    F*ck off with your fake twee-ness

    • Wren says:

      I was fine with it until I got to the “gosh” part. Really? Really?! My very prim grandmother who never uttered a swear word in her life was more hardcore than that!

    • Val says:

      Where did she get a white MacBook? Those haven’t been around since 2005, lol.

  10. Talie says:

    God, that was a dull interview. This girl spills no good tea ever… how dreadful.

  11. mkyarwood says:

    She would… spit out a litter!? Ugh.

    • Meredith M. says:

      Such a gross way to put it! Also, once you’ve had one kid, darling, you may feel differently about wanting a whole “litter” at once.

      • nicegirl says:

        My thoughts exactly, Meredith! If she had already ‘spit out’ a kid, she’d know for sure it ain’t called LABOR for nothin’.

  12. maybeiamcrazy says:

    LOL at her favourite curse word. Could she be any more vanilla?

  13. Kiddo says:

    Was Marie Claire’s photo editor on a bender when they selected that hand pulling a clump of hair shot? That’s all I see, is that odd bunched up hair. Is it intended to mean ‘she is pulling her hair out’?

    • Frida_K says:

      I think it’s supposed to mean that she’s a sexy beast. That beneath that “gosh” and white laptop and Snow White sticker Wonderbread (also white) exterior, the truth is–actually –that she is a wild and sex-ay BEAST.

      A Love Tigress, if you will.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      That’s one of the worst covers I’ve ever seen.

  14. Darkladi says:

    how’s life in Stepford, Blah, I mean Blake?

    • Greyson says:


      She was the breakout star from GG, but now that’s the shows over, I think Leighton is doing better. Both girls got married, but Leighton and her husband Adam Brody are working broadway actors. Whereas, Ryan is off in the stratosphere in his career while discouraging Blake from being a working actress in her own right.. She had good momentum after the “The Town” but squandered it by chasing Leo and then getting with Ryan..

    • Lucy2 says:

      She really does seem Stepford-ish. And so intent on promoting that image that I can’t believe it’s genuine.

    • Green Is Good says:

      Ha ha ha! I pictured this boring trick in a big floppy sun hat, white gloves, pearls and a flowey dress; shopping for dinner for her dear darling husband.

      Love the original “Stepford Wives”. The fashions alone are hilarious.

  15. RedWeatherTiger says:

    Oh! She is so wholesome and nice! Why do I dislike her, then? She couldn’t think of a single interesting thing to say, and whomever described her could also not come up with one endearing or quirky detail that might leave any sort of impression upon a reader beyond BLAH. She doesn’t make a major decision wthout consulting her husband? What a revolutionary approach to marriage! I hope she blogs about it!

  16. littlemissnaughty says:

    Well, sh*t. I just commented on the post on Zosia Mament saying how much I like what she had to say and bam! there’s this. The complete opposite. I don’t actively dislike Blake. In fact, on screen I find her pretty watchable even if there’s no Oscar in her future. But goddamn, the insistence on not working out, on eating cupcakes all day, on LOVING baking and cooking and Martha Steward-ing, on having the perfect marriage and wanting babies babies babies … she is so exhausting. And now the lifestyle thing. Is she actively trying to make me feel like crap? I don’t think she is because aren’t I supposed to be her target audience? Or now her customer? Well then stop polishing you image! It’s blinding me at this point. I just … need a nap.

  17. Mia4S says:

    I’ve decided to swear off threads on this snoozefest, but I was struck by this story being on the same page as the death of Lauren Bacall. Ugh. They really don’t make them like they used to do they?

    Now after reading the quotes I need another coffee to keep me awake.

  18. hutter says:

    Isn’t there a blind item about Blake and her womb?

  19. Lex says:

    That face angle really highlights her nose job 🙂

  20. Grumf says:

    “Her go-to curse word is ‘gosh.” Well,f**k me.

    • Hello Catty says:

      LMFAO @ Grumf! : p

    • Chris says:

      Hahaha! Fook me, how dainty and refined.
      As is the case with most slebs, I only know them from here really. This woman though is everywhere, magazine covers, major ad campaigns….. She must have an exceptionally energetic publicist, and if it’s to push that lifestyle blog, then you query its independence from sponsorship deals.
      (Comment produced in association with the Dept of the Blindingly Obvious)

  21. bettyrose says:

    Anyone else in love with her new shampoo ads? Such brilliant works of fiction and Oscar worth hair tossing.

  22. tracking says:

    She’s harmless enough, and certainly very pretty, but I just can’t with her photos and the dumb, mouth open pose. Ugh.

  23. Random says:

    I don’t mind Blake but the writing on her website is over the top.

  24. Lydia says:

    She’s the new Jennifer Aniston. Always talking about being on the verge of a litter, still doesn’t have them. I bet she and Ryan split up before they ever have any.

  25. siri says:

    Gosh, how exclusively boring! “He’s my best, best friend. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing.” Well, that might be one of the reasons she’s not pregnant yet:-) But I wonder where Ryan’s lust for hot-fudge sundaes comes from…

  26. Hissyfit says:

    I love all the outfits on the magazine but those sexy, open mouth pose is not a good look for her. It’s very try hard.

  27. OriginallyBlue says:

    Who picked these pictures? They are dreadful and the cover looks like Mischa Barton.

  28. Savanna says:

    I’ve had that Snow White sticker on my Mac since I got it 3 years ago… that just ruined it for me.

  29. Tiffany :) says:

    I was very meh about her, indifferent. Then the whole Preserve thing happened, and I gave her too much credit when she said it would be like nothing else. Then the site dropped and it was so pretentious and her interviews surrounding it were pretentious, and the result is that I went from “Meh” to “Nah” pretty quickly.

    In interviews, it seems like she is trying to sell me something. Like when a telemarketer calls and asks you how you are doing…you know they really don’t care, they are just winding up for the sales pitch. I feel like her interviews feel like SUCH a sales pitch, inauthentic, contrived and attempting to be manipulative.

  30. OhDear says:

    She really is pushing that wholesome and sweet image, isn’t she? Well, she may not be interesting, but she’s harmless (for lack of a better word).

  31. Xantha says:

    I used to just think she was bland but now I’m getting irritated. First it was her Vogue interview. Hon, if your “friends” have to fake laugh just to get others to realize you’re joking, then you’re not funny. And she actually came off as a secret bitch trying to portray herself as a nice good girl.

    Then came her lifestyle website. I actually don’t mind the layout of her website Preserve. It’s the writing that gets me. So much purple prose over shit that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

    And now this interview. Once again reminding all of us that she is a good, good, girl who would doesn’t even curse! It just rings so false at this point that if it comes out that shes the KingPin of a Mexican Drug Cartel, I wouldn’t be surprised.

    • Chris says:

      Hahaha! Excellent notion. They made a mistake in Miami Vice, casting a racially cliched inscrutable schemer as the nogoodnik……nobody would have suspected Blake, (nor indeed grappled with her in the back of a cab)

  32. Observer says:

    I would believe the wholesome image if it weren’t for those nude pics she took with her iphone. What has been seen cannot be unseen. A*s, t*ts, cra*k…I’m sorry but after that I just don’t believe in her act anymore.
    Also all the plastic surgery….those two nose jobs she got really changed her whole face. I can’t believe no one has questioned any of it. She must know some very powerful people.

  33. Blythe says:

    I know Blake is boring as hell, but I think her and her husband would be great parents.

  34. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I cannot stand it when people use the word ‘litter’ when it comes to having human babies. I just can’t. And yes, there is a sex hint to the hot fudge thing. And yes, they could keep that to themselves. Please.

  35. bondbabe says:

    I see four pictures of her in this post (none of them are remotely flattering), and she is not smiling in any of them…so CLOSE YOUR MOUTH! Can’t she not physically close her mouth?!

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      No, I don’t think she is capable of closing her mouth. I don’t think she’s capable of holding her head straight either — she almost always has her head tilted like a dog with an ear infection. I get vertigo just looking at her. Ugh. I really don’t know what she’s ever accomplished in life (I guess she’s an actress, but I’ve never seen her in anything), so why is she on these magazines?

  36. Emily C. says:

    I used to kinda sorta like her. She wasn’t interesting, but at least she wasn’t apologetic about having a sex life. But ever since she got married, she’s pretended to be some kind of gross Stepford fembot. And she thinks this is what will sell to other women in 2014? Whatever, Blake.

  37. Lux says:

    She’s just so incredibly dull.

  38. Francis says:

    There are a ton of people who like Blake, which is why she keeps getting magazines and coverage.
    For someone people refer to as so dull, she sure gets comments every time a article of her comes up.

    IMO She’s nice, she’s gorgeous ,She’s harmless , she’s known to readers of those magazines and she sells magazines and many of them like her.

  39. pumbi says:

    I kind of like her, I always did. I mean, she was ok at Gossip Girls, she is not an amazing actress, but she also does not pretend to be one like others (Jessica Biel). She has an amazing body, awsome hair (extensions) and good style, that is why she is the face of Gucci and not the next Meryl Streep.
    She likes backing and Martha Stewart good for her! She seems to be a nice person without star allures, and somebody who is easy to make happy with cupcakes and kittens.

  40. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Can’t tell her and Kristin Cavilarri apart.

  41. HoustonGrl says:

    The sad thing is, this is exactly how the media encourages women to behave.