Blake Lively didn’t took to Gossip-Girl site to announce her pregnancy. Instead, the actress revealed that she is expecting a baby via her website, Preserve.
“Preserve at its core is about family. ‘Family’ is the single word our founder, Blake built this home on,” the website’s editorial team wrote Monday. “We have something for men, for women, for the old, but we realized, we don’t have anything for the new. With family on our mind, we looked to the origin of it all—to the women in our lives who are right there, at that special moment; at the creation of family.”
“Today we celebrate them. With food to fill their tummies (as if that needs more filling), presents to soothe their tired (and swollen) soles, toys to warm their baby’s souls, projects to provoke them, and decorations to inspire creativity and merriment in all,” the team wrote in the photo-heavy post.
“We had too much fun with this. Because there’s so much to share, we break up our first ever Preserve Celebration into multiple parts. In the upcoming days we will bring even more treats and fun. The entire next month will be sprinkled with highlights for women in this exciting chapter of their lives. Congratulations to all the expecting mothers out there. And thank you for being a part of our Preserve family.”
In a picture taken by her brother, Eric Lively, the actress cradled her very visible baby bump. Blake dressed her new curves in Sam and Lavi’s “Lyna” top ($148) and Sam and Lavi’s “Seren” skirt ($178).
This will be the first child for the Gossip Girl star and her husband Ryan Reynolds, who met on the 2010 set of ‘The Green Lantern’ and surprised friends, family and fans by tiying the knots three years ago. The spouses currently live in Bedford, New York.
The former “Gossip Girl” star has been previously open when speaking of her desire to have a big family.
“I’ve always wanted a big family,” Lively told in one of her interviews , adding she wants lots of kids. “Oh, I’d love 30 if I could.”
I gotta get started,” she told Marie Claire for the magazine’s September issue. “I gotta get started. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”
It should be mentioned that Reynolds has similar feelings.
“We’d love to have a big family,” he revealed to reporters last year. “We both come from big families — my parents did four, Blake’s did five. A lot of people say it’s crazy, but we’ll only know when we’re there, you know? We’ll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think.”
In the August 2014 issue of Vogue, Blake gushed about the twice-wed actor, telling the magazine, “He’s going to be a great father and leader and patriarch—he’s so meant to be all of those things. The fact that he lived so much before we got together, he’s the exact realized person that he should be. And so I get to share my life with the person he’s become, and we get to grow from there.”