Blake Lively has announced that she is pregnant with her fourth child and Ryan Reynolds.
The Gossip Girl star, 35, shared the news that she and her husband are adding to their family yet again while attending the Forbes Power Women’s Summit on Thursday, where she debuted her pregnant bump.
At the 10th annual event honoring her, Lively wore a sheer gold sequined mini dress, which she paired with a pale gold headband, hoop earrings and cream platform shoes.
During her appearance at the summit, Lively referenced her and Reynolds’ growing family as she said, “I just like to create. Whether it’s baking or storytelling or business or people, I just love to create,” E! News.
Lively and Reynolds, who have been married since 2012, are already parents to three daughters, James, seven, Inez, five, and Betty, two.
The A Simple Favor star’s red carpet reveal comes after she decided to similarly share the news of her third pregnancy in 2019, when she debuted her pregnant bump at the premiere of Reynolds’ film Detective Pikachu.
The news of the couple expanding their family comes after the Deadpool star revealed that wanting to spend more time with his children played a big part in his decision to take a “sabbatical” from acting.
Reynolds discussed prioritizing his family during a 2021 interview with Jessi Hempel, Senior Editor at LinkedIn News, in which he explained that he doesn’t want to miss any time with his kids. “The biggest thing for me, and I know that you have children too, is that I don’t want to miss this time with my children,” he said.
The actor, who has been open about his joy at being a “girl dad,” also said he wants his kids to be able to “live life like a normal person” and have a “pretty normal schedule.”
According to Reynolds, as his children grow up, he wants to make sure he’s a “present” father, a role he said he “really enjoys.”
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“Now that they’re in school, they have a reasonably normal schedule. I think it’s super important to their development and I really enjoy being a current father. I love taking them to school in the morning, I love picking them up,” he said.
Lively previously suggested the couple was planning to further expand their family in December 2020 when she joked during an appearance on the Today Show that she and Reynolds are “breeders.”
“I am one of five children. My husband is one of four, so we’re officially breeders,” she joked. “You can go to our website and we’ll give you some of our children.”
Taking to social media, the news of Lively’s pregnancy was greeted with joy by fans, with many congratulating the couple on their growing family.
“Congratulations to @VancityReynolds and @blakelively on another new little Wrexham fan,” one person tweeted, while another said, “So happy for @blakelively on baby number four, congratulations and enjoy the sweet bundle of joy! I’m so happy to hear the amazing news!!”
Others joked about how Taylor Swift, who has used the couple’s baby names in her music, will be handling the news. “Blake Lively is pregnant again and all I know is that Taylor Swift is ready to inscribe this new child into the folklore/eternal universe like she did the first three,” one person wrote.
Another said: “So Blake Lively is pregnant again which means we’ll be getting a new @taylorswift13 song with the baby’s real name???”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/blake-lively-reveals-she-is-expecting-fourth-child-with-ryan-reynolds-41993811.html Blake Lively reveals she’s expecting fourth child with Ryan Reynolds