Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have welcomed their fourth child. Lively shared the news in an Instagram post celebrating the Super Bowl, which revealed that she no longer has a baby bump. “Puppy Bowl Sunday 2023 . . . been busy,” she captioned a photo of her with Reynolds and his mother, Tammy. The couple has yet to share any further details about the new baby.
Lively announced she was pregnant with her fourth child on Sept. 15 by showing off her baby bump on the red carpet at Forbes’ Power of Women Summit. She never revealed the baby’s gender or her due date; Bustle previously reached out to Lively’s representatives for comment but did not receive an immediate response.
Lively and Reynolds were already parents to three daughters: 7-year-old James, 5-year-old Inez, and 3-year-old Betty. Their youngest child’s name was revealed by Taylor Swift — the couple’s close friend — in her 2020 Folklore track “Betty.” (The song also featured James and Inez’s names.) When James was 3 years old, Swift even included the young girl’s voice on intro of “Gorgeous,” on the 2017 album Reputation. Given how private Lively and Reynolds tend to be after welcoming a new baby, it wouldn’t be surprising if Swift also revealed their fourth child’s name in a future song.
Family is very important to both Lively and Reynolds. Reynolds even recently took a “sabbatical” from acting to focus on his kids, as he told LinkedIn in December 2021. “The biggest thing for me … is that I don’t want to miss this time with my kids,” he explained, adding that he wants them to live “like a normal human” with routines. “For many years when my wife Blake would shoot a film, I would not shoot a film and I would be with the kids and vice versa,” he said. “We never really worked at the same time, but always we were away, so the kids were away, too. Now that they’re in school, they have a somewhat normal schedule. I think it’s totally important for their development and I really enjoy being a present dad. I love taking them to school in the morning, I love picking them up.”
In January 2020, Lively joked that she had “3,000” kids in an interview with Good Morning America, admitting that the transition from two to three children was more chaotic than expected. “At one point, we had three [kids who were] 4 and under,” she said. “It’s like going from two to 3,000. I mean, we have so many children. It’s a lot. People say that going from two to three, it’s the same. You know, it’s kind of easy. Those people do not have three kids. It is crazy.” Now that their fourth child has arrived, Lively and Reynolds’ household is only going to get crazier.
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