Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds are ‘thrilled’ to be expecting their second child


Earlier this week, Blake Lively was photographed doing reshoots for The Shallows. I took one look at the photos from the set and declared “SUPER PREG.” And I was right! Yay! Blake and Ryan Reynolds’ people (unnamed sources) confirmed the news to People Magazine and other outlets. Another artisanal baby is on the way, people!

All that laughter paid off: Blake Lively is pregnant again! The actress and husband Ryan Reynolds are expecting their second child, a sibling for 16-month-old daughter James, a source close to the actress confirms to PEOPLE.

“Blake is absolutely thrilled and so is Ryan,” the source tells PEOPLE. A rep for both actors had no comment.

[From People]

For what it’s worth, I do think Ryan and Blake are deliriously happy together. I think they probably make their friends sick with their love. And what was great was that it really felt like their marriage got even stronger after Blake gave birth to James. Like, she loves being a mom and Ryan just can’t believe that he’s living the dream. So, yeah… more babies! I kind of hope she just keeps having girls. What will the next Lively-Reynolds girl be called? Michael (or “Girl Michael” for Arrested Development fans). Or Henry. Or David.


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  1. Sam says:

    So happy for them! I was never a fan of either of them but since they’ve gotten together they’ve grown on me quite a bit. They’re very private and don’t exploit their relationship or their daughter, which I totally respect and love. And then they named their daughter after Ryan’s dad to honor him because he had Parkinson’s and I just loved them even more. Best of luck to the both of them!
    PS I hope they name their new baby Francis ;)

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Yeah I can’t seem to hate on them because they really seem to be in love. My cold stone heart can’t really snark on her no more…okay sometimes but not always. Naming their kid after Ryan’s dad was a way to honor him & always be remembered. So they probably going to choose something meaningful for their next baby.

      I vote that they’ll name their kid either Wade or Serena.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        I liked her on Gossip Girl and The Town and few of his movies, but they were never a deep interest and forgot them until they got together. He seems to have mellowed out his ego and she seems charming. I didn’t know much about her website except that it was Southern inspired but never looked a it. I guess it was off the mark and nostalgic as only a non Southerner could achieve, but hopefully she learned her lesson.
        Congratulations to them. They are one of those couples that together are better than who they are separately.

      • Kimbers says:

        Iowa country parts
        illinois country parts
        Wisconsin (south eastern)
        Michigan country parts

        I’m finding out in my travels these have some charm and the people are far less passive aggressive as the “southern ladies”of the south and def less snarky. Maybe she should have traveled the less traveled paths for inspiration for her site?

        Love traveling the USA!!!

    • LOL says:

      “They’re very private and don’t exploit their relationship…” What? Are you kidding? Oh, and she may make her red carpet baby-bump debut at the upcoming Met Gala. Yes, because that’s what very private couples who don’t exploit their relationship would do.
      They are not private. Eva and Ryan are very private.

      • Ange says:

        And if they do go to the met gala how are they supposed to hide said bump?

      • what says:

        What? Do you think she wants to hide it? It will be her red carpet baby-bump debut! That’s how she wants to CONFIRM it. But maybe PEOPLE magazine is wrong.

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  3. Alix says:

    If it’s a boy, they’ll name him Sue.

  4. Lucy says:

    Very happy for them! They turned out to be a lovely family. And I officially became a fan of his this year. Congrats!!

  5. Jade says:

    Celebitches are good. Some speculated in the previous Blake post that Eva Mendes is also pregnant and it turns out to be true haha. Congrats to both!

  6. Bettyrose says:

    Hope this doesn’t derail her movie career. But snark aside, Congratulations! They’re truly happy and living their best life. Which is a beautiful thing whether in Hollywood or elsewhere.

  7. Jegede says:


    Yikes a mom of two under-5 yr olds, at only 28! Couldn’t be me.
    Are these Irish twins?

    And damn Canada. The Ryans aren’t playing!

    • byland says:

      It’s only Irish twins within the same year. It’s still unclear to me if that means same twelve month period or a January-through-December thing. I’ve been able to find arguments for both. What IS clear is that it’s a swipe at the Irish, especially immigrants for having large families. The shades of religious hatred, too, as almost all (if not all) Irish immigrants tended to be Catholic.

      You’d freak at my life, Jegede. I gave birth to twins in January, the same month my eldest turned five and then in February my second child turned three. I’m also the same age as Blake, although until this post I’d never realized that.

      • BendyWindy says:

        Irish twins are born less than 12 months apart, not necessarily in the same calendar year. And ITA.

      • byland says:

        @BendyWindy Thank you! That’s what I *thought* it had to be, even if simply because the Jan-Dec rule seemed so narrow as to render the term almost unusable, which it clearly was not seeing as it’s survived to this day.

        (Also, I hope it was you agreeing with me pointing out how shaming the term has been in history, not at freaking at my life. Although, yeah, considering the last few days feel free to freak. They’ve been a bit rough. Here’s to turning it around this weekend!)

      • BendyWindy says:

        Ha. I have three kids under the age of eight and I just turned 30. No snark from me. It does get easier, but I’m sure you know that! :-)

      • byland says:

        @BendyWindy I thought that’s what you were seconding, but one never can be too sure, you know? :)

        And a comrade! It’s such an amazing grind, isn’t it? I live in a perpetual state of exhaustion, but they make me so happy that I almost welcome it. Notice I said almost, though. Luckily, I have an amazing partner in this – and all other facets of life – to help bear the load. Although, the easier I go back and forth on. Yes, they stop eating every few hours, sleeping in longer stretches, and becoming verbal so as to tell you what they want and need, but . . . then they’re EVERYWHERE, dude. I look at Thing #1 reading, in ballet class, at soccer practice and I think “can’t you go back to being a baby when it was just a question of being hungry, dirty, or tired?” And the questions! The endless, endless questions. It makes me want time to move slower.

    • BendyWindy says:


      She’s fabulously wealthy, well traveled, reasonably accomplished and in a long term stable relationship. Should she wait for some magical date to start/expand her family?

      Then again, I’m probably just bitter, seeing as I had three kids age (5, 3, and newborn) at 27. It worked for us.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      No, not Irish twins. See the age difference with Britney Spears’ kids for an example of that.

      Although that’s really not a nice term. It was intended to be offensive, so use with caution. :)

      • Jegede says:

        Thanks for the Irish twins correction guys.
        My sister lives in Dublin and its still used in lingo.
        Had no idea it had an offensive backstory.

        And yes, yikes because I think 28 is pretty young for 2, 2(!!) under fives. The thought alone is…..just damn.
        That’s me anyway.

        @byland – I bow to you gurl!!

      • Sitka says:

        Irish people still use the term, I used it myself last week. It might have been offensive some years ago but we got over it :D

      • Bettyrose says:

        Only in the last generation (20 years?) would it be considered unusual to have two young children at her age. Even now, most raised eye brows would be wondering about mortgages and college savings for young parents. When money is no object and one desires a family, it makes sense, IMO, to have them close together.

      • byland says:

        @Jegede Oh, bows are reserved for recitals over here. Thing Two starts piano lessons next month, so there will be another to add to the calendar.

        Like @Bettyrose said, having young children at once used to be the norm. We’re lucky that people can now make their own decisions, i.e. birth control (and in most states other than the one I live in, reliable and safe clinic care). It’s different for everyone. My husband and I were both only children and very much did not want our children to be. We planned on having a large family as we have the means to support them, although we were only expecting to have three right now. My Mom started calling Twin B her “bonus grandchild.” I told her that just meant she was going to have to wait longer for the next one.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      I won’t tell you my spread because I’ve been accused of being insane. All are still small. We wanted a large family and I do like that you are in the same mode because of age. They entertain each other and I can group activities and tasks.
      It looks like Blake and Ryan are serious about having a large family,

      • byland says:

        Ooh! I want to know. I’m trying to pick up tips from other women with large families because there aren’t many ’round these parts. We’re, thankfully, financially secure enough to be able to provide for the family we want but we’re definitely in the minority where we are. We still plan on two years wait, although I like to tease the grandparents that I’ve rethought things.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        Lol. I would say my biggest tip would be organization and pre planning. I keep a list all day of things I think need to be done the moment I think of it. At night I make menus and grocery lists. I have all of my technology synced so my calendar and alerts are on my iPad, phone and laptop.
        My children have their own laundry hampers and I keep their linens and towels separate from mine.
        I really think anticipating their needs and understanding they are individuals is important.
        We like going out to eat but I always give a heads up to the restaurant and always go when the restaurant opens. I try to be a repeat customer so they are accustomed to us and actually like to see us coming.
        Having breaks and I stagger bedtimes according to age.
        Also understand that a lot of times even with precision planning it can fall apart because they are kids and that’s life.
        I grew up in a large family so I had a head start. I loved the natural chaos but within it there was always organization, fun and love. It isn’t for everyone and it’s not easy, but even when I want to run away, it always passes. Being flexible and open to changing course helps too.
        I don’t push or put them in stressful situations like clothes shopping. I shop for their necessities by Internet or by myself. I haven’t met a 4 year old that adores a full day of shopping yet.

  8. Mimz says:

    Happy for them. They said often that they want many kids, and here they are, baby no. 2.
    They seem like a really good match, so I’m glad for them.

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Aw, happy for them.

  10. Erinn says:

    Yay! They genuinely seem to have a strong relationship – and you don’t hear too much about them. They’re both a little boring – which makes me feel like they’re both a little more ‘normal’.

  11. polonoscopy says:

    Sorry, I gotta pop this little bubble. Ryan and Blake get along because he wants a housewife who will always put herself second. This is why it didn’t work with ScarJo, and with Alanis. They had shit they wanted to do for themselves. But Blake can’t find work that often so it’s a match made in heaven.

    • Rhiley says:

      Didn’t he break AM’s heart worse than Uncle Joey did? Wasn’t she pretty torn up about the break up? I didn’t think it was because she wasn’t domesticated enough. They were always an odd pairing to me, but they lasted for a while and she was pretty head over heals for him, or head over feet I should say. I think she probably would have been anything he wanted her to be.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      Couples have their dynamic and make decisions based on how they want to live. He has the bigger career and it could be as a couple they decided to put their family first. It could be on purpose along with a low ebb in her career. She strikes me as the traditional type.

    • Sam says:

      I laugh when people say this. Blake has clearly chosen to make her husband and her family a priority…however she is still getting steady work. She has three movies coming out this year so this notion that she’s just a housewife is false. And even if she was there is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman who wants to put her family and husband first. At least we know Blake is raising their kids unlike other celebrities who have nannies galore.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        Exactly. They seem happy as they are. I’m sure she has a little help but that still doesn’t mean she’s not hands on.

      • Oxy says:

        MTE! She filmed like 3/4 films last year alone – they may not be le prestige films she may aspire for but they are hardly shabby.

        I think people assume she is “struggling” because shes not out on the scene as she was prior to her first child.

        Anyway congrats to the couple – they seem great together and like they both enjoy

    • kai says:

      Yeah, I don’t care for the dismissive tone here. Blake is young and rich, she can do whatever she wants. Maybe having a family is the shit she wants to do for herself.

  12. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them! I feel bad they had to confirm it because of paparazzi photos though, that should be something up to them.

  13. Rhiley says:

    I have known several females named Ryan so that is a possibility. Anyway, congrats all around.

  14. kri says:

    It’s baby season! Well, as always, congratulations.

  15. Alyce says:

    Yay! So happy for them!

  16. Sofie says:

    What a gorgeous couple! So happy for them. They’re well matched and desirous of having a big family.

  17. what's inside says:

    Another happy couple with their whole lives before them –