Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds relationship—what we know about their kids and home life
A whole history of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' relationship—including how many kids they have, where they live and details of their secret wedding
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of the most-loved couples in Hollywood thanks to their playful relationship and grounded appearance. When it comes to Hollywood pairings—like other co-stars to lovers Tom Holland and Zendaya—they're one of only a handful that have reached legendary status to the point that if they were to ever break up—it would spark global heartbreak.
And now that they're expecting another child, with Blake Lively revealing the news with an iconic pregnancy announcement at the Forbes Power Women's Summit, you might find yourself wondering how many kids they already have and what they get up to in their everyday life. Allow us to catch you up to speed on the internet's favorite couple and their growing brood.
Here's everything we know about the couple that renew our faith in love on the daily—with their flirtatious trolling of each other online and their red carpet appearances—including how many kids they have, where they live and what their relationship has been like so far.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' kids
How many kids do Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have?
Blake and Ryan share three daughters together, with a fourth baby now on the way—though there's no word yet on whether they're expecting a boy or a girl.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's children's names
Their daughters names are James, Inez and Betty—so cute!
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's kids' ages
As for their ages, Blake and Ryan's eldest daughter James in seven, Inez is five and little Betty is two-years-old.
Some fans think that the Ryan Reynolds named their youngest daughter, Betty, after Hollywood icon Betty White, with whom he appeared in romcom The Proposal alongside Sandra Bullock. However, the actor has never confirmed or denied these musings.
Blake Lively pregnancy
In classic Serena Van der Woodson fashion, Blake announced her pregnancy on the red carpet.
She arrived to the Forbes event in a gold, sequin mini dress—proudly debuting her baby bump.
She looked positively glowing as she posed for photos, with one hand on her stomach.
As you can imagine, the internet freaked out over the news, one fan tweeted: "Serena Van der Woodson spotted pregnant again I just love Blake Lively!"
Serena Van der Woodson spotted pregnant again 😍😍 I just love Blake Lively!September 16, 2022
A second fan commented: "Blake Lively is literally the cutest pregnant person on planet earth. a literal goddess." Agreed!
Another fan had a very relatable reaction to the news, tweeting: "if I have children I want to be the Blake lively type of pregnant how does she do it."
if I have children I want to be the Blake lively type of pregnant how does she do itSeptember 16, 2022
With another adding: "If and when I get pregnant again I'm gonna wear all the shiny things like Blake Lively"—definitely a vibe.
How old are Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds?
The soon to be parents of four have a ten year age gap, Blake is 35 and Ryan is 45—and we would very much like to know their skincare routine because this couple does NOT age.
Where do Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds live?
Sadly Blake doesn't live on the Upper East Side like her Gossip Girl counterpart, but the couple do live in New York. They own a mansion in a town called Pound Ridge in West Chester.
Their home, which they bought together in 2012 is worth £4.3 million according to HELLO! and is complete with seven bedroom, six bathroom and even on old barn!
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's Instagram pages
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You can find both Blake and Ryan on Instagram at @blakelively and @vancityreynolds—you can also find them both on Twitter under the same usernames.
Following the on social media will mean you're occasionally treated to their hilarious and sometime savage exchanges—just to give you a taster, Ryan has been known to unsubtly crop Blake out of pictures...
Blake and Ryan relationship timeline
July 2010: They meet for the first time
The couple famously met on the set of Green Lantern, with Ryan starring as the Green Lantern and Blake as his on-screen love interest. Though their own love story didn't start here, as they were both in relationships with other people.
Blake was dating her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley and Ryan was still married to MCU star Scarlett Johansson.
Both now single, they reconnected on a double date which Ryan once jokingly described to Entertainment Weekly as very 'awkward' for the other couple, as fireworks were flying between him and Blake.
From that point on, the rest was history!
September 2012: They marry
The pair secretly tied the knot in South Carolina—though controversially they had the ceremony at Boone Hall Plantation, which Ryan has since apologized for.
October 2014: Baby number one
In 2014, Blake announced that they were expecting their first baby on her lifestyle website Preserve (which is no longer exists).
Blake then gave birth to their first daughter James, in January 2015.
April 2016: Baby number two!
After weeks of speculation, US Weekly confirmed that news that Blake and Ryan were expecting another baby.
They welcomed Inez in October.
November 2016: Ryan revealed when he knew Blake was the 'one'
In an interview with GQ magazine, Ryan gave a very rare insight into the pairs very private relationship. He recalled the precise moment when he realised Blake was 'the one.'
He said: "We were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that's open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, 'Want to dance?' No one was in there, so it was just totally empty.
"And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, 'Oh, I think I just crossed a line.' And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don't really need to go into what happened after that."
May 2019: Baby number three
Much like how she broke the news of baby number four, Blake announced that she was pregnant at the premiere of Detective Pikachu, which Ryan starred in.
The couple welcomed Betty in October of the same year.
September 2022: Baby number four
Now, you're pretty much caught up—Blake announced that she and Ryan were having a fourth child together at Forbes Power Women's Summit.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
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