It’s official — Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are parents. Again. According to reports, the couple welcomed their third child, and while the date of birth is unknown — and likely won’t be, considering the couple’s preference for privacy — Us Weekly confirms it was earlier this summer.
Blake and Ryan are proof that you can be a super-famous celebrities and still keep your personal life private — to a point. Someone who is in the know told Us that the baby is “about two months old.” But that’s still impressive. Not only did they secretly have a baby, they’ve also managed to keep the existence of James and Inez’s little brother or sister completely under wraps. Since (presumably) August! Now, admittedly, we don’t know for sure if the baby really has arrived — and likely won’t until we see Blake and Ryan pushing a stroller around, or they casually mention baby Jake/Hugh in an interview. It’s the same low-key way they handled their pregnancy news, keeping things under wraps until the couple showed up on the Detective Pikachu red carpet with Lively’s pregnant belly fully on display.
But it’s not like these two are hiding their love for one another or anything. Blake and Ryan have proven time and time again that not only are they the coolest couple around, they’re also the funniest. On Blake’s birthday, Ryan cobbled together some of his favourite pics of his wife — in the most hilarious way possible. But it’s not all jokes for the two. A week or so before Lively’s birthday, Reynolds proudly showed off “the greatest present” his wife had ever given him and, well, these two couldn’t be more adorable.
Reynolds often jokes about his daughters, saying he’d “rather drink a piping hot bowl of liquid rabies than get on a plane” with them, blaming the bags under his eyes on the “two thankless assholes who refused to go to bed,” or bashing their not-so-beautiful singing voice.
And while Lively jokes about and with Reynolds, she leaves cutting up the kids to her husband. Because when it comes to her kids, it’s all about the love. “All my eggs are in one basket, and that’s my family,” she told Marie Claire in 2016. “That’s where my heart is. That’s where my everything is. That’s the thing that I feel most protective of and the thing that I feel is the most exposed when I feel exploited.” Hence, keeping her children away from the spotlight. A good philosophy.
Welcome to the family, latest baby Reynolds. You couldn’t have asked for two cooler parents and two older sisters who will hopefully take the heat off you, whatever you do.