Blake Lively Just Posted A Bunch Of Pregnancy Pics To Thwart The Paparazzi

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Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images
Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images
  • Blake Lively is pregnant with baby number four!

  • The 35-year-old actress showed off a baby bump in red carpet photos and announced the news in an Instagram photo dump.

  • Here's everything to know about the news that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting a new baby.

Blake Lively, 35, and Ryan Reynolds, 45, just celebrated their tenth anniversary this summer, and now it looks like they have even more exciting news. Blake is pregnant again! Yup, Hollywood's fave "It" couple is expecting their fourth child, and Blake just confirmed the news in a recent Instagram post.

A couple of days before her post, Blake showed off a very noticeable baby bump on the red carpet.

In photos from the Forbes Power Women's Summit event on Sept. 15, Blake was literally glowing, and her baby bump was on full display in a sparkly minidress. Blake seemed to hint at her possible pregnancy during the summit.

"I just like to create," she said, per E! News. "Whether that's baking or storytelling or businesses or humans, I just really like creating."

Here's the pic:

Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images
Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images

With baby number four on the way, there are a lot of questions floating around about Blake's pregnancy, her due date, and the couple's growing family. Allow me to present everything there is to know about Blake and Ryan's newest baby bump:

When did Blake announce the news?

Blake officially announced the news on Sept. 18 in an Instagram post. “Here are photos of me pregnant in real life,” Blake wrote in the caption.

She shared the cutest photos of her smiling while showing off her pregnant belly to prevent the paparazzi camped outside her house from breaking her news. (Peep, Taylor Swift in one of the pics!)

But while the snaps look joyful, Blake reveals that she posted them to undermine the paparazzi: "so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a 🦄sighting will leave me alone," she wrote. "You freak me and my kids out."

"Thanks to everyone else for all the love and respect and for continuing to unfollow accounts and publications who share photos of children. You have all the power against them. And thank you to the media who have a “No Kids Policy”. You all make all the difference 🙏♥️. Much love! Xxb,” Blake said in her IG caption.

How many kids do they already have?

Blake and Ryan currently have three daughters. The oldest, James, is 7 years old, followed by Inez, 5, and Betty, 3.

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

And, yes. You probably recognize their names from Taylor Swift's iconic song, "Betty," because the characters in the tune are named after Blake and Ryan's kiddos.

Taylor and Blake have been friends since 2015, and have worked on various projects together, per People. Drawing on Blake's children for inspiration was apparently a testament to their close-knit friendship.

"Obviously, the song has nothing to do with our kids other than our kids’ names," Ryan said on a SiriusXM Town Hall special with Jess Cagle, per Us Weekly. "But I mean, what an honor. We thought it was pretty damn amazing. We still do. You know, I still walk down the street and shake my head thinking, ‘I can’t believe that happened.'"

What has Blake said about the pregnancy?

So far, Blake hasn’t said a ton about baby #4, aside from her Instagram pregnancy announcement.

Ryan and Blake like to keep their children out of the spotlight in an attempt to give them a “normal childhood,” Blake told Marie Claire way back in 2016. So, it makes sense that they’re being a little more hush-hush on the matter.

What has Blake said about being a mom?

Blake got real about motherhood when she talked to Forbes back in May.

"Having children for me made me feel so much more in my skin," she said. "I never felt more myself or at ease in my own body or more confident."

Becoming a mother gave Blake confidence and ownership over her life and body. "I just think that growing up, having kids, all of those things made me feel like I only want to do things where I can have really meaningful collaborations and have authorship," she added.

What has Ryan said about the pregnancy?

Nothing to report yet. But, the 45-year-old Deadpool star really loves being a girl dad and "wouldn't have it any other way," he told Access in November 2021, per Us Weekly. Awwww!

Ryan didn't know much about girls before becoming a father of three. “I grew up with boys, and I was constantly being thrown through walls when there was a perfectly good door five feet away,” Reynolds said. “We love having our girls.”

Look how sweet this couple is!

When is Blake's due date?

Given that the news only came out last week, it's not *totally* clear how far along Blake is at this moment. But I did a little sleuthing.

Typically, a pregnant person doesn't start "showing" until her second trimester, when she's between 12 and 16 weeks along. However, a woman on her second, third, or in Blake's case, fourth pregnancy may start showing as early as the end of the first trimester, per Healthline

So, given all this, Blake could be between three and four months into her pregnancy, putting her due date around February or March of 2023.

Stay tuned for more updates. Congratulations, Blake and Ryan!

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