Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds ‘more committed to their marriage’ than ever

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have been married for over eight years. I’m still wrapping my head around that, because it feels like it wasn’t so long ago when Blake was Leonardo DiCaprio’s summer girlfriend and she dumped Leo for Ryan. And now Blake and Ryan have three daughters and Blake isn’t thirsty anymore and they live in, like, upstate New York? Or they split their time between Canada and New York. Basically, they’re fine. They’re happy and they’re raising their kids away from the spotlight. I don’t know why we needed that point underlined, but here we go:

Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds are going strong! Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are “more committed to their marriage” than ever, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Blake and Ryan have had their ups and downs like any couple, but overall, they’re very solid,” the insider says.

Lively, 33, and Reynolds, 44, who wed in 2012, share three daughters: James, 5, Inez, 4, and Betty, 13 months.

“They enjoy being parents more than anything,” the source tells Us, noting that the couple try to travel with their kids while they are working. “When Ryan is shooting a movie, Blake and the kids always come with him, the same goes for Blake. They like to keep their family together as much as possible.”

The source notes that the Gossip Girl alum and the Deadpool star make an effort to keep the details of their relationship under wraps.

“Blake and Ryan are two extremely proud and private people and keeping their relationship low-key and off radar is what’s worked so well for them over the years,” the source says. “Away from the cameras, people may find it surprising to hear they’re just a regular couple who love to hang out and do the normal things together without making a song and dance about it all.”

The insider adds that the duo are not ruling out adding baby No. 4 to their family, but don’t have any set plans to expand their brood. “As much as Ryan loves being a dad to three girls, I’m sure he’d love a little boy to add to the mix. But they’ve got their hands pretty full right now with the three kids,” the source tells Us. “[But] it wouldn’t surprise anyone if she wanted to try for one more.”

[From Us Weekly]

Yeah, I bet they’re going to try for a boy. They probably even started trying already. As for the rest of it… I do think they’re genuinely happy, and that happiness sometimes comes across as performative (like all of their social media games), but 90% of the time, they are just being lowkey parents with three young children. I always felt like Ryan was That Guy – the guy who really wanted to “settle down” with a woman who would prioritize family and a life away from the spotlight. And to my amazement, Blake was that woman.

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  1. Div says:

    Normally, I’d find this kind of article suspect if it was coming from People or old US Weekly (the “we are so happy” thing usually comes before a divorce)…but the new US weekly clearly has few real tips nowadays. I feel like they just threw this together for some clicks because Ryan’s been in the news lately with his ad campaigns.

    • Jegede says:

      I agree.

      I thought it was common knowledge that US Weekly, since the sale to NE, was down the crapper.🤔🤔🤔

      They now get so many British royal stories wrong, that RRs in Blighty call them – Bollocks Weekly.😁

    • kc says:

      I can’t believe this article says Blake isn’t thirsty anymore. She is, but Ryan is even worse. Why do we have to know about it? I didn’t even know they have had “their ups and downs”…

      • Lee says:

        @kc
        I agree. they’re both thirtsty. Even their friendship with Swift, that pretty much came out of the blue, screams PR arrangement, imho.
        Blake used to be so close with another singer, Florence Welch, who also sang at her wedding, but I guess being linked to a bigger and more famous singer is better for all parts involved.

  2. Ronin says:

    I always wonder what scandal/bad press/affair is about to drop when I see these rando “they’re totally fine, trust me!” articles.

  3. lucy2 says:

    Does anyone else find it odd that a couple who has been together a long time, out of the blue, has this “we’re happy and everything’s great!” story come out?
    LOL Ronin, great minds.

    • josephine says:

      Yup. My first thought was “oh, no!” I think they’re cute together, and with 3 littles, I just hope everything is ok.

  4. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Any time we’re told a couple is perfectly happy and going strong is precisely the time a couple isn’t perfectly happy and going strong lol.

    • The Hench says:

      Yep – especially when, as the article ironically says “keeping their relationship low-key and off radar is what’s worked for them so well over the years”….

    • Lee says:

      Same for me. Also, I think it’s obvious that those rumors about Ryan wanting a stay at home wife were totally right and I do wonder if Blake is really happy about it. She’s not old, not at all, but in the movie industry an actress ages quickly and she is stepping back a lot to be a mom, while other actresses rise. I hope for her it was worthy at the end of the run, because Ryan isn’t certainly slowing down, he films one movie after the other so I can’t help but laughing when they say they don’t work at the same time. Well, of course you don’t, most likely because Blake does a movie every 2 years or so and spends the rest of the time following him with the kids on his movie sets.
      I read she was lined up and confirmed for two roles the next year, so I wonder if she’ll stick to that or try to get pregnant again.

      • josephine says:

        Kinda sounds like a sweet life for both of them. Work every once in awhile and raise their young kids with lots of time and money on their hands. But I’m sure they are both ambitious, so I see what you mean.

  5. Redder says:

    I don’t necessarily think their happiness comes across as performative. I think sometimes it’s their thirst. I think they very much wanted to be America’s Sweetheart Couple, and to a degree they have succeeded. It’s exhausting though to see often, so I’m glad when they take a step back.

  6. Amelie says:

    I really didn’t think they would last this long because I remember the timeline of their relationship. One minute it seemed Blake was hanging out with Leonardo Dicaprio on yachts and being spotted with him all summer. The next minute, it seemed she had had her fun, dumped Leo (which I get a lot of satisfaction out of because he is probably the one to dump most of his gfs), and hooked up with Ryan Reynolds. And I swear to God three months later they were engaged and married the next year, it was such a quick turnaround it gave me whiplash. I didn’t think they’d last more than few years because of how quick they got together and their 11 year age difference. Blake was only 24 and Ryan was 35 when they got together so she was pretty young (or something around there). Glad they’ve proved me wrong. Even if they do get divorced at some point (and I hope they don’t), they get credit for lasting so long.

    • Darla says:

      I love that she dumped Leo too. Leo should be dumped more often.

    • merl says:

      11 years isnt a big gap tbh, it seems smaller the older you get. and in hollywood, hell, its considered traditional lmao

      • Amelie says:

        No, it’s not but she was in her early 20s and Ryan was in his mid 30s when they first got together. At that age, it’s a significant gap. And since she was just coming off a fling with Leo (also significantly older than her and older than Ryan), I just assumed it was another fling with an older dude. But they’re still together for now so it’s working.

    • Blankisblank says:

      I had completely forgotten about Blake’s whirlwind romance and sudden abandonment of Leo! The memories are like a soothing balm during these bleak times. That was truly a wonderful time in celebrity gossip.

    • Sarah says:

      And isn’t it since her that the ‘Leo Girlfriend Experience’ really became a thing? He’s not going to let any other woman dump him!

    • Emily says:

      Blake used to be so much more interesting for gossip — remember when it was rumoured she’d had an affair with Ben Affleck when filming The Town?

      I hope this story isn’t a precursor to divorce. I like them as a couple and respect the significant amount of charity work they do.

    • enike says:

      I remember during the Leo times, Blake was also with Ryan, they had pictures of walking a dog or something, it wasnt that Blake suddenly dumped Leo and went to Ryan out of blue….. they were together (sort of) during the Leo time
      I wish they stay together, I like them together, Blake is a sunshine
      (comparing to Scarleet, Ryan´s previous wife, who is pretentious), Blake doesnt pretend to be the next intellectual, like Scarlett

      • kc says:

        Blake pretends to be “the next intellectual”… Remember her blog? I think she is tired of trying too hard.

  7. Zaya says:

    Why are they telling us this?

  8. Wendy says:

    I really wish them the best – they have never been on my radar … but Ryan is Canadian and is in the news a lot for his charitable donations – always very generous and good causes – like shelters for homeless youth etc. It seems to me that he is genuinely nice. He’s always very low key about his charity activities but the press pick up on it and it hits the papers at some point.

    • LittlePenguin says:

      I was going to say the same thing @Wendy. He’s in the news in Canada a far bit for quiet charity work. He got the a far Northern school (Nunavut’s Arctic Bay) the winter gear they needed a few weeks back by getting Canda Goose to partner and donate 300 winter coats. And around American Thanksgiving donated $500 million to at risk youth. These are the stories I want to hear about this year, so I hope they are doing well hanging at home together.

    • sunny says:

      I think they are a genuine couple who have learned from some of their messier and ignorant PR decisions in the past.

      They are also both really charitable and Ryan gives a lot of money and time to both American and Canadian causes(he is always highlighting Canadian charities). I also like how he has used his socials to promote mask wearing and other social distancing measures during Covid. I have a friend who works at Ottawa Public Health in their comms team and Ryan’s socials have retweeted and spotlighted some of their messaging.

      Generally, i find “we’re so happy” articles suspicious but maybe they are happy which honestly, is a challenge for everyone right now.

    • cc says:

      Are you kidding? They are always talking about their donations. They are disgusting. They even post about it. I think some of those donations are fake. And now their publicist is sharing this story, but they wants us to believe they make an effort to keep the details of their relationship under wraps.

  9. minx says:

    Blake looks like she’s had a second nose job in that lower pic.

  10. Scarlett says:

    I’m fine. We are fine. This is fine. Everything is fine. Nothing to see here, move along folks….things that make me go hmmm…..

  11. merl says:

    Interesting that this came out the day after the blind reveal on CDAN mentioning RR was actively finding ways to sabotage Lively getting jobs where she’d work outside the home/not be there to take care of domestic stuff/children, bc he wants her home doing all the stuff he doesn’t want to do while away working on his projects being *the* movie star of the family.

    I have always felt RR was a smug, naturally mean guy w/serious narcissistic tendencies. sad thing is its a reality. his quick wit/confidence I believe is what won BL over in the first place.

    • Lee says:

      No better way that keeping her off from movie sets than getting her pregnant again.
      If she’s happy with that, fine with me, her life her choice, but if she isn’t and is just pleasing him, red flag.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      I agree that he is the “star” of the show and he wanted someone that would not outshine him. As for the blind reveal I don’t know whether to think he is an arrogant douche canoe or thank him for saving us from her acting “talent”.

      • Sarah says:

        I actually really loved her with Anna Kendrick in A Simple Favor. I thought that was a really funny film and they were both great in it. I agree she was crap in Gossip Girl but then the material wasn’t great (even though I watched all of it!).

    • T.Fanty says:

      I would absolutely believe that. He seems like he has a really shady streak to him.

      But good for him, I guess. Unwatchable cookie-cutter movies with vague attempts at self-aware irony don’t make themselves you know..

    • Samantha says:

      Yes, that is what I would think too.

  12. Mignionette says:

    Headline like this almost always = divorce or separation announcement on the horizon.

    This is a brand protection announcement, They need to preserve the image of the wholesome young family so I am guessing there is something behind this.

    Happy couples do not speak about happy they are bc they’re too busy being happy.

  13. Mia4s says:

    “WE ARE HAPPY! SO SO HAPPY!!!!”

    O…..K? I don’t remember anyone saying otherwise recently? Hmmmmmm… 🤔

  14. Implicit says:

    These kind of updates SCREAM “somebody’s a cheatin”

  15. Implicit says:

    Indonesia trust Ryan anybody who marries that much younger is always going to want that age of woman trust me on this it’s going down fast. He did something she’s back to being thirsty with this update. Now the next question is was it the Nannyl,work out buddy,or co star?

  16. Leskat says:

    I think these 2 are actually happy together, sue me! I think Blake knew she wasn’t going to be some award-winning actress and she’s happy to stay at home with her kidlets and do a little acting from time to time. She’s still famous!
    I don’t doubt they’ve gone through tougher times- anyone in a long term relationship will. That isn’t news or interesting that a couple isn’t always madly in love. Sometimes you need to recommit and maybe that’s what has happened here. And I also think they strategically put themselves out there so Blake doesn’t disappear totally from the conversation.

    • Goldie says:

      Yes I agree. Everyone says that she gave up her career. Do we really think her career would be that different if she wasn’t married with children? She still gets lead roles, just not oscar winners. If she didn’t have a family, I think her career would be at around the same level that it is now, exçept that she would probably go out to more events.
      She’s probably fine with the way things are. Not every actress is going to have Jennifer Lawrence’s career, and that’s ok.

      • tcbc says:

        We’ll never know. She’s not an Oscar-winner, but not everyone is. (I don’t think her husband will be, either.) I could see her slotting into a Mariska Hargitay or Ellen Pompeo role, playing the lead on a staple tv show, making boatloads of money, beloved by many women, but not having the respectability that the awards contenders have. But so what? Hargitay and Pompeo have more control over their careers, are more widely known by the general public, and certainly more money than Sally Hawkins or Saoirse Ronan. It depends on how you measure success.

      • Dollycoa says:

        Exactly. Shes making an ok living from acting and has a family. Maybe shes happy doing films every couple of years. She hasn’t given up acting. She works steadily. She was never going to set the world alight. Who’s to say she wouldnt rather have a more low key acting career and a family than do Hollywoods bidding until she was 40 only to be thrown on the scrap heap and then struggle to have a child? Many women dont want children and that absolutely fine but if you do, nature is against you. Hollywood doesnt care about women over 40. Why should she throw away her right to a family life to endlessly appease Hollywood producers?

    • OrangeClown says:

      I agree. I think they’re happy and Blake would be happy doing movies if she got them but is more into continuing her celebrity brand for the sake of eventually leveraging it to do something like Martha Stewart has done. She’s more into the business side of things but probably has her hands full with three young kids. Hence these leaks to let us know she’s still alive – because Ryan is in the celeb gossip column every other week for his really-unfunny feuds with Hugh Jackman and now Chris Hemsworth. Nature abhors a vacuum, so keep guiding the narrative; otherwise people might only remember you for your plantation wedding.

  17. Tiffany says:

    Everything about their relationship just screamed, ‘grey area’.

    He was still very married to ScarJo when they became friendly on the set of Green Lantern. Remember the stories of Blake become Suzy Homemaker to all the cast and crew to get Ryan’s attention because he said that was the type of woman he was looking for. And while that was a nail in the coffin of his marriage to ScarJo, they were not separated, legally or otherwise. Something happened on the set of that film, so while it might not have been a physical affair, it was damn sure an emotional one.

    I still believe her being with Leo was to get Ryan’s attention. Basically, s*hit or get off the pot. And it worked.

    Now we are in 2020 and social media has advanced and peoples patience for both of their levels of BS is waning and they will have to answer for it.

    Someone is choosing to grow and see the bigger picture, career wise, and something tells me it ain’t Blake.

    She was never a smart person to begin with.

    How you get em is how you lose them.

    • gff says:

      and Blake was still very much with Penn while filming Green Lantern.

    • Jegede says:

      But Scar Jo was already seeing Sean Penn before divorce papers were filed.

      In fact she hinted in an interview she was still hung up on Jared Leto – all while married!

      Plus, Ryan dated amonsgt others Charlize Theron, S Bullock and Agnes #dontrememebrhersurname.

      There were also many stories about ScarJo & Ryan’s screaming matches and tensions, with Johansson conclusing she was too young for the marriage.

      This was a union on it’s last legs by the end of the 1st year it seems.

      • Amelie says:

        Ryan dated Sandra Bullock?? I don’t remember this! They would have been super cute together.

      • OrangeClown says:

        Ryan Gosling dated Sandra Bullock too. Ryan Reynolds was married to Alanis Morrisette (Spelling?) once upon a time.

    • hipster says:

      Pretty sure ScarJo cheated on Ryan and initiated it; he was absolutely heartbroken over her. Aside, watched some Mr and Mrs Smith behind-the-scenes youtubes the other day and wow, Pitt and Jolie were so obviously flirting in an over-the-top way nonstop (giggling and looking at each other in between takes and laughing at unfunny things) and he was still married at that stage. If I had been one of the (numerous) crew, I’d have been tempted to send Jennifer Aniston an anonymous tip about what was going on. Couldn’t believe those two made it so obvious back then.

    • Lee says:

      @OrangeClown

      He was engaged to Alanis, they never got married. But they were together for 5 years, so it feels like a marriage.

    • Joanna says:

      Well said, I agree w your assessment

  18. Southern Fried says:

    I’m sticking with the fairy tale version, lol. Leo seems creepy and Scarjo is a weirdo while RR and BL appear to be more nextdoor. I find them funny, endearing on SM.

  19. Julia K says:

    “A source ” and an “insider” screams somebody made this whole thing up. And it worked. Because here we are talking about it. Free publicity.

  20. hipster says:

    I wouldn’t say performative but definitely self-conscious. I think Blake has always talked about wanting a big family and to have lots of babies. She comes from a blended but very close family herself so maybe that was the motivation. Smart girl seems to have picked the right guy who’s at the right stage in his life (two? divorces; wants to make this one right). He looks EXHAUSTED these days.

    Incidentally just finished reading Demi Moore’s memoir and the last third was so sad to read as an example of a failing celeb marriage. Ashton Kutcher is gross and I believe 50% of his motivation in getting with Demi was to cement his own career (she was just come out of her A-list period) but she seemed to have a dependent personality. Who would marry an actor, much less one so much younger; they have so many opportunities to get away and cheat with beautiful people…I hope Blake and Ryan make it.

    • cc says:

      Ashton is disgusting. When he was still dating Demi, he said something… It looks like he just wanted to fu.. her to make his friends jealous, but I was so young when he said that, maybe that’s why I thought it was horrible.

  21. JustMe says:

    My guess..publicity for his charity

    Now that we’ve got your attention etc go support “this charity”

  22. Jannie says:

    How dare you, this famous attractive white blonde couple single-handedly saved the world from covid despair with their seemingly unattainable success and happy marriage!