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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds announce their third pregnancy at the ‘Detective Pikachu’ Premiere!

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds announce their third pregnancy at the ‘Detective Pikachu’ Premiere!

After months of speculation we can finally affirm, Blake Lively is pregnant with her third child!

The actress debuted her baby bump on the red carpet while supporting husband Ryan Reynolds at the premiere of his new movie Pokemon: Detective Pikachu on Thursday (May 2) in New York City.

Blake and Ryan, who have been married since 2012, are the parents of two children – daughters James, 4, and Inez, 2.

The couple keeps their children private, but they did bring both kids to Ryan‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony back in December 2016 and the little ones couldn’t have been cuter.

Congratulations to the happy couple on this exciting news!!!

Blake was wearing a Retrofête dress, Stuart Weitzman sandals, a Judith Leiber clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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InStyle: Blake Lively Wore Forever21 on the Red Carpet and Pretended it Was Vintage

InStyle: Blake Lively Wore Forever21 on the Red Carpet and Pretended it Was Vintage

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Perhaps no other show was more influential to early aughts fashion than Gossip Girl. And like most millennials, The Handmaid’s Tale actress Sydney Sweeney tuned in week after week to see the parade of boho meets Upper East Side princess looks worn by Blake Lively a.k.a. Serena van der Woodsen.

And now that Sweeney has become one to watch in the style department herself, it’s no surprise that she still looks to Lively for inspo, especially when it’s time for her to hit the red carpet. “Since Gossip Girl has ended, it’s been so cool to watch how Blake’s style has evolved with red carpet fashion and street style too,” says Sweeney. “I love how she’s always switching it up — one day she is bold, the next day she is elegant, and she wears everything with so much confidence.

Sweeney, who stars opposite Zendaya in the upcoming HBO series, Euphoria, as well as Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, out July 26, says she also admires Lively for opting not to use a stylist. “I’m still trying to find my style and there are always so many opinions that go in your ear when you’re starting out,” she says. “You just want to figure out what works best on you, and I love that she doesn’t use a stylist and yet she was still able to do that.

So for InStyle’s May issue, we connected Sweeney with Lively, her ultimate fashion icon, to talk shop. On the agenda? Red carpet regrets, the person they trust most for an honest outfit opinion, and why you should always channel J.Lo when you want to look fierce.

Keep scrolling for the full conversation. And for more stories like this, pick up the May issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download now.

Sydney Sweeney: Blake, I’m such a big fan of yours.

Blake Lively: I’m a fan of yours! You’re so great in The Handmaid’s Tale.

SS: Thanks! Well, I’ve loved all of your red carpet looks over the years, especially the dresses you’ve worn to Cannes, like that beautiful black and white Gucci gown [below]. How long does it usually take for you to pick out a dress for an event?

BL: It all depends. There are some things I’ve had my eye on for years, just waiting for a special event to wear it to, and hoping it hadn’t been lent to someone else. A lot of designers will hold things for you, as long as you always make good. That black and white Gucci gown was actually made for me to wear to the Met Ball, inspired by the Charles James exhibit, but I figured that it might look similar to things that other people would wearing, so I saved it for Cannes. I just try to find designers who I like and trust and who make my body look better than it does when it’s not in clothes.

SS: I read that you don’t work with a stylist. How did you start developing relationships with designers? I remember you wore a Forever 21 dress to one of your first red carpets.

BL: I wore Forever 21 much longer than I admitted. I just started saying it was vintage because I was so shamed for it. [laughs] For me, fashion is a form of self-expression. It also really takes me out of my comfort zone. One of the reasons I’m an actor is that I’m naturally very shy, so it’s liberating to dress up and pretend to be someone else.

SS: I’m the same way. When I’m on set, I’m 100 percent comfortable, but at events and photo shoots, I’m beyond nervous.

BL: Same. When you have to be you, it’s the most intimidating part. The only way that I feel comfortable doing red carpets and interviews is when I adopt the same thing that I do when I’m acting, which is to play a character. So when I’m going to a premiere, I think, who is that character? And I step into that. I still get knots in my stomach before red carpets. You just want to represent yourself properly, so that’s why I chose to style myself. I also had the very fortunate and unique opportunity of being on Gossip Girl, where fashion was a main character. So I started developing relationship with designers, and then I’d get their email addresses. It all happened organically.

SS: What did you learn about style from Gossip Girl?

BL: Well, everything I know about fashion is from my mama. She’s so creative and expressive in her choices. But then being on the show, I learned so much from the incredible costume designer Eric Daman. I also figured out what I was comfortable with. For one of my first events, I wore a dress that I was so insecure in, but I was told that I couldn’t back out because it was made custom and it would hurt my relationship with the designer. It didn’t fit right though, and everybody knew it was a mess. Whenever I look at a photo from that red carpet, I can see how uncomfortable I was in my own skin. I’d never do that again.

SS: Has your style changed since you’ve become a mom? My mom wears a lot of suits like you do, and that’s one of the main things I love about your style — all of your suit moments.

BL: I think it’s changed more as I’ve gotten older. There are lots of cute little baby-doll dresses in my closet from my early 20s that I know I’m not going to wear them again because I’m not in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. I really need to adopt the Marie Kondo method, but I haven’t yet because everything in my closet still sparks joy. My style is, hopefully, becoming more elegant over time, but I still like pink and some frills.

SS: Who do you trust to give an honest opinion about an outfit? My mom is definitely very honest and so is my boyfriend.

BL: It used to be just my husband [actor Ryan Reynolds], but now it’s my kids too. And kids do not filter. [laughs]

SS: What has been your most memorable red-carpet look?

BL: I honestly can’t pick one. And I know that sounds crazy, but I love fashion too much to pick one look. I used to say my gowns from Cannes and Met Ball because that’s when you get to be the most bold and expressive. It’s Hollywood glamour in its most grand form. How about you?

SS: I loved the beautiful pink Reem Acra gown that I wore to the Emmys [below]. It was one of those princess moments where I couldn’t stop smiling.

BL: As much as I love a smoldering face, I always like people who smile on the carpet because we’re so fortunate to be there.

SS: Oh, I can’t master the smoldering look to save my life.

BL: With some outfits you need to do a smolder because if you’re wearing a slit up to your hip bone and you’re smiling like you’re on Space Mountain, it just doesn’t go together. It took me a few years to learn it too. If you pretend that you’re J.Lo, that helps.

Blake Lively talks about being a shy teenager in a new interview

Blake Lively talks about being a shy teenager in a new interview

Blake Lively gave an interview for the british magazine Psychologies were she talked about being a shy teenager and her upcoming movie The Rhythm Section. The interview was transcribed by the team of Blake Lively Source, so please, give the due credits.

Actress Blake Lively talks about being a shy teenager, how she built her confidence through acting, and her new film,The Rhythm Section, in which she plays an ex-heroin addict.

On the surface, Blake Lively has it all. much more outgoing and enthusiastic. Happily married t0 Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and mother of James, four, and Inez, two, she enjoys the kind of life that comes with being a talented and successful actress. But, growing up in California in a family of entertainers, Lively was a tall, gangly and awkward teenager whose insecurities were a constant source of anguish for her. ‘I was pretty shy growing up,Lively admits. ‘I had problems with some of the other girls in high school and, because I was tall, I felt insecure about standing out in a crowd when I really just wanted to disappear and be alone. I was kind of withdrawn and I spent a lot of time by myself, lost in my own thoughts.’ But it was acting that built her confidence. ‘It wasn’t until I began taking acting classes that I was able to overcome my shyness in social situations. When I was 15 or 16, I started becoming much more outgoing and enthusiastic with people; I had spent so much time being this
strange introvert but, deep down, I was longing to have fun and be expressive.

It was only a few years later that Lively would burst onto the scene with her role as Upper East Side princess Serena van der Woodsen in the TV series Gossip Girl. Today, she’s enjoying life with Reynolds of Deadpool fame. While he has reinvigorated his career with the billion- dollar ‘anti-superhero’ franchise, she has maintained a steady workload while raising their children. Some of her recent films include last summer’s A Simple Favor, a mystery thriller co-starring Anna Kendrick; The Shallows, in which she plays a desperate surfer trying to survive a shark attack; and drama The Age Of Adaline.

Lively’s new film, however, the action thriller The Rhythm Section, marks a distinctive change of pace for the actress, who plays a former heroin addict, Stephanie Patrick, who transforms her life pursuing the people who orchestrated the plane crash that killed her family. Shot mostly in Dublin and Madrid, the highly anticipated film, directed by Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale), co-stars Jude Law. ‘I did ride-alongs with police on drug busts and spent a lot of time walking through alleyways talking to addicts, some of whom were just teenagers,’ explains Lively about her preparation for the role. ‘It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

For the past four years, Lively and Reynolds have chosen to live far away from Hollywood in the quiet town of Bedford in upstate New York with their daughters [James is named after Reynolds’ late father]. They also hope to expand their family in the coming years: ‘I’m one of five kids; Ryan’s one of four — so we’re officially breeders!’ In the meantime, the couple have opted to pursue their acting careers with as much passion as ever, staggering their work schedules and accompanying each other on set with the children in tow. ‘We decided that we wouldn’t be separated as a family, so we just make a home for our kids in whichever place we happen to be filming’ she says. Lively recently revealed that long before they became romantically involved, she sensed there was something special about her relationship with Reynolds. ‘I knew he’d be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing for me. I’d never known anything like the friendship I had with him. I liked him as much as I came to love him.’

The Interview

You seem to have a pretty positive personality. Is that your nature?

I get that from my mother. She would always tell me and my sister: ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ That serves as my personal mantra when things get complicated in life and you want to feel sorry for yourself. I try not to let myself go there because it doesn’t do you any good, and that’s the time when you need to energise yourself even more, rather than mope around. I’m usually in pretty good spirits and I like to think I bring a positive mood to people around me.

Even though you have confessed to being shy and awkward as a young person, did you have an upbeat perspective on things, even back then?

Even as a little girl, I would think, ‘It’s a good day to be happy!’ That kind of feeling and thinking has stayed with me my entire life and I hope I never lose it. If you have self-confidence and a strong sense of
determination, then good things are going to happen to you. You can make your own luck, even when life
throws roadblocks in your way.

Do you find yourself becoming more confident with age, success, and the life you’ve made as a wife and mother?

Confidence is a strange thing sometimes. I was lucky that I grew up in a secure home environment with a family that was very supportive and loving. Then, as a young adult when you’re living on your own and making your way in life, you can lose that confidence, especially in this business where the media often tries to bring you down and some people take pleasure in criticising your work. So, that makes you question yourself; a lot of self-doubt started to creep into my head, even though I was on a successful TV
series. I went through so much soul-searching and it took me several years to regain my confidence. But I also think so much of that just has to do with struggling to figure out who you are, especially in your 20s.

Have you overcome your tendency towards shyness in social occasions?

I am much less inhibited and more open with people than I was when I was younger. Acting did that for me… But I’m still slow to make friends. I’m not the type 0f person who meets someone and, after a few minutes, I want to exchange phone numbers. It takes me some time to feel comfortable with someone.

How do you feel about performing in films with dark storylines — the violent Savages [directed by Oliver Stone] and your troubled character in The Rhythm Section?
I get to project myself into all these dark spaces and indulge in a lot of heavy psychological states. That’s what I love about acting. It helps me to understand myself better and not just stay in my comfortable little world. I’m a pretty happy person but it’s much more interesting to play tormented women who have to struggle in life. I feel that every time I finish a film I’ve become a stronger person and that pushing yourself to the maximum leaves you feeling much more confident and less fearful.

Apart from work, you’ve continued to indulge in your passion for cooking over the years… [Lively worked as a pastry chef at the celebrated Per Se restaurant in New York on her 23rd birthday and Reynolds often makes reference to his wife’s prowess in the kitchen.]

I like to tell people that I’m really a cook by nature and an actress by accident! I feel that I have a natural gift for cooking. I can get incredibly passionate about coming up with interesting dishes and learning how to prepare food and create different flavors and tastes. I love to cook for my friends and I can spend hours in my kitchen trying out various ideas and learning to concoct meals with attention to detail and taste.

Are you enjoying married life?

It’s been wonderful. Ryan and I like doing everything together. He loves helping me choose things for the house, he’s interested in all types of cuisine, and he says he loves everything I cook for him — he’s such a good liar! We help each other when we’re preparing our characters for a new nlm, too. It’s great to be partners like that with someone you love.

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Blake Lively attends the Christian Dior fashion show

Blake Lively attends the Christian Dior fashion show

On September 24, Blake Lively  attended the Christian Dior fashion show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France.

Blake was looking gorgeous in a tule dress by Christian Dior Autumn-Winter 2018-2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection, Christian Louboutin ‘Spikoo’ pumps, coat by Christian Dior Fall-Winter 2018-2019 Collection, Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2018 metallic caged skirt, Dior Cruise 2019 bag and a coat by Christian Dior Fall-Winter 2018-2019 Collection (thanks to @thelivelycloset).

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60 seconds with Blake Lively – Coveteur

60 seconds with Blake Lively – Coveteur

Coveteur

Her favorite burger topping, and the secret talent so secret she doesn’t even know it herself.

Dripping in Lorraine Schwartz diamonds—stacked on every finger, up the earlobe, and extra earrings pinned on lapels like broaches—and wearing a stippled Bottega Veneta pantsuit that plays tricks on the brain like a Magic Eye painting. It’s a look only Blake Lively can pull off. But are you surprised? In her latest role, as Emily in the twisty-turny comedic thriller A Simple Favor, she shares the same inimitable sartorial tact. Since we can’t give too much away about the film (you’ll just have to go see it for yourself), we peppered her with a whole slew of random questions, like her favorite decadent burger topping. What, you didn’t want to know that? Press play to learn a whole lot more about Blake Lively.

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Blake visits “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Blake visits “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Blake Lively visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 13, 2018. She spoke about Baby Spice, tweets, “A Simple Favor”, and played a game with Jimmy, Carrie Underwood and her A Simple Favor co-star Henry Golding!

She was wearing a Dolce Gabbana velvet print vest, Dolce Gabbana velvet-straight leg pants, Christian Louboutin zazou patent leather brogues wore Valentino Micabo tux jacket (thanks to @blakelivelyreynolds.outfits)

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Blake Lively visits “Good Morning America”

Blake Lively visits “Good Morning America”

On September 10, Blake stopped by ‘Good Morning America’ for an interview. She spoke about ‘A Simple Favor’, parenting and kissing Anna Kendrick.

Blake was wearing a Bottega Veneta grape suede wool coat, Gucci floral fill coupe flare pants, Gucci floral jacquard jacket and Stuart Weitzman Juniper booties (thanks to @blakelivelyreynolds.outfits)

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Blake Lively, Henry Golding, and Anna Kendrick Get Naughty in A Simple Favor

Blake Lively, Henry Golding, and Anna Kendrick Get Naughty in A Simple Favor

Vanity Fair – Comedy director Paul Feig turns dark with his latest film, A Simple Favor—a noir thriller starring Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, and Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding—which gives its cast a chance to portray the sort of sinister characters they’ve never played before.

It was so much fun to play someone who is so incredibly heightened. My character is a complete psychopath,” said Lively at the film’s premiere, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Monday. “She’s so different than me. I don’t really swear, and I don’t drink. The whole experience was fun. I got to be a wild child.

Lively, who arrived at the premiere with husband Ryan Reynolds, was thrilled to work with Feig on a genre-bending movie like this one. “He cranks these characters up, and makes them so over the top that it makes it comedic and funny,” she said. “I love that, because every day we had complete freedom to be emotional—to be over the top, funny, and to make bold choices. You don’t always get that. Sometimes you’re boxed in.

Based on Darcey Bell’s popular 2017 novel, A Simple Favor (out September 14) centers on perky, type A, suburban-mommy vlogger Stephanie Smothers (Kendrick), who seeks to solve the sudden disappearance of her new friend, Emily Nelson (Lively). Emily vanishes after she asked Stephanie for a simple favor: to pick up her son from school one afternoon. Stephanie and Emily’s husband, Sean Townsend (Golding), set out to find where she has gone. The missing-person plot takes several warped twists and turns, keeping moviegoers off-balance as the mystery unfolds.

Golding, for one, said he was “gobsmacked” by that serpentine plot. “There are these moments where I was like, ‘This is insane!’ And there is a lot of potty-mouthed dialogue, and it comes from surprising areas.

Kendrick, tasked with playing an overzealous parent who video-blogs about homemade gazpacho, also found the film demanding—especially when her character had to go up against Lively’s.

O.K.—for real, it was a challenge,” the Oscar-nominated actress said on the carpet. “The character that I end up going head-to-head with is a very strong, beautiful woman, and my character is lonely, and she’s awkward, and doesn’t always say the right thing. So I tried to show her humanity as much as I could, because normally if I’m in a situation where I’m up against a 5-foot-10-inch blonde who’s beautiful, well dressed, and wealthy, I rely on wit and my sense of humor. And that wasn’t something that I could rely on with Stephanie. So I really had to dig deep and find the ways that I could show you that she’s been through trauma, and behaves in ways that are off-putting because she’s trying to cover the darkness that she feels inside of her. It was a lot of emotional work, but it was really fun. And it’s nice to have that kind of challenge.

As Emily’s morally ambiguous husband, Golding upends expectations at every turn. It’s a role completely opposite from his lovable, swoon-inducing on-screen persona in Crazy Rich Asians.

You’re kind of unsure if my character is good or bad,” said Golding. “That’s something that I want to continue—not just be stereotyped and be the heartthrob and romantic lead, but to play as diverse [of] characters as possible.

Golding had finished Crazy Rich Asians, his first big-screen role, a mere two weeks before Feig contacted him about A Simple Favor. Feig had learned about Golding through his wife, a fan of the Crazy Rich Asians books who had been following news about the movie. “I watched all of Henry’s travel shows that he hosted, and I fell in love with him,” said Feig. “He’s so charming and so charismatic. And then I called Jon [M. Chu, who directed Crazy Rich Asians,] and asked, ‘Can he act?’ And he said, ‘He’s the best. He works so hard. He’s the nicest guy in the world.’ And I was like, ‘He’s in!’ Henry is a movie star that I have not seen in a long time. He’s a version of Cary Grant.

Since the release of his first blockbuster, Golding’s life has changed dramatically. He’s getting recognized on the street, sitting in the front row at fashion shows, and enjoying the perks of fame—especially the special treatment he gets at airports.

One time, I got picked up at L.A.X., and they have this special car that takes you from the plane on the tarmac directly to the other place where they collect your bags,” he revealed. “It was like a little strange look into the world of Crazy Rich Asians. I’m not used to that at all. That was a treat!

Blake Lively & Anna Kendrick answer the web’s most searched questions

Blake Lively & Anna Kendrick answer the web’s most searched questions

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the internet’s most searched questions about themselves. Is Anna Kendrick scrappy? Is Blake Lively on LinkedIn? Does Anna Kendrick actually sing?

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Blake Lively on ‘A Simple Favor,’ being her worst parenting critic: ‘It means you care’

Blake Lively on ‘A Simple Favor,’ being her worst parenting critic: ‘It means you care’

USA Today – Blake Lively can make a mean martini.

It’s a skill the actress perfected while shooting the R-rated “A Simple Favor” (in theaters Friday), in which she plays blunt-spoken, cocktail-shaking housewife Emily, who will guzzle a stiff drink (or three) sooner than she’ll acquiesce to humdrum suburban life.

But despite her expertise and familial connection to the liquor business (husband Ryan Reynolds owns Aviation Gin), Lively doesn’t actually enjoy the taste of alcohol.

I am the in-house mixologist in my family, but I don’t drink, which is the joke,Lively says with a grin. “People come over and I start to pull out the shaker and muddler, and they’re like, ‘Why is she making me a drink? This is going to be terrible.’ And I say, ‘Just trust me.’

You wouldn’t be wise to believe her latest character, though. Shortly after striking up an uneasy friendship with chipper fellow mom Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), Emily asks her for “a simple favor” of picking up her son from school one afternoon. But after days with no sight or word from Emily, Stephanie and Emily’s husband (Henry Golding) begin to fear the woman they thought they knew has disappeared – or worse – which sets off a twisty, twisted chain of events.

Lively, 31, who struck surprising critical and box-office gold with shark drama “The Shallows” in 2016, knew she wanted to make “Simple” even before reading the script, primarily because director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) was attached.

When she finally read it, “I was suddenly very confused because the script was a thriller, and yet Paul Feig was making the movie,Lively says. “I sat down with him and asked him if it was a thriller or a comedy, and he said, ‘Yes.’

From the get-go, Lively leaned in to the story’s heightened tone and style, choosing to outfit Emily in chic three-piece suits accessorized by colorful pocket squares and walking sticks (inspired by Feig’s own dressy everyday wardrobe).

I thought, ‘This character has lived so many different lives, that in order to do that and not be recognized, she must jump ship and have a completely distinct identity in each life,’Lively says.

Adds Feig: “I always (encourage) my actresses to come up with their own look, and she was the one who decided she wanted the character to dress like me, with suits and ties and all that. She also had a lot of great ideas how to make Emily understandable and sympathetic, even though she’s a pretty devious character.

Before she vanishes and her dark past is revealed, Emily begrudgingly admires Stephanie’s adept parenting: cooking for her son every day and eagerly volunteering at his school, earning eye rolls from other moms and dads. Lively could relate to sometimes feeling inadequate, as a parent to daughters to James, 3, and Inez, almost 2.

Every good parent I know is hard on themselves, which is beautiful, because it means that you care,Lively says. “I live for my family, so where I might have insecurities about other things in my life, I know I’m giving the best of myself to my family. That’s not to say I’m without plenty of mistakes, but I’m confident that everybody knows how loved they are. I sleep easiest at night knowing I’m at least giving it my all.

The Lively-Reynolds brood sticks together even when they’re working, which means only one of the two actors is shooting a project at any given time. (Lively shot spy movie “The Rhythm Section” in Madrid this summer.) While the “Gossip Girl” star enjoyed flying solo in her 20s – traveling to places such as France and South Africa to study and explore – having a family made the concept of alone time null.

They’re always so much more fun and interesting to be around than being by myself,Lively says. “So when I do get the time to do nothing, all I want to do is drink them up.

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