Blake Lively reveals that she’s expecting a fourth child with Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively revealed that she is pregnant with her and Ryan Reynolds’ fourth child.

The Gossip Girl star, 35, shared the news that she and her husband are expanding their family once again while attending the Forbes Power Women’s Summit on Thursday, where she debuted her pregnant stomach.

For the 10th annual event, where she is being honored, Lively wore a sheer gold sequin mini dress, which she paired with a pale gold headband and cream platform heels and collars.

During her appearance at the top, Lively referred to her and her growing Reynolds family when she said, “I just love creativity. Whether it’s baking, storytelling, business or humans, I really love creativity,” according to E! News.

Lively and Reynolds, who have been married since 2012, are already parents to three daughters, James, seven, Inez, five, and Betty, two.

The red carpet reveal of the A Simple Favour star comes after she chose to share news of her third pregnancy in a similar fashion in 2019, when she first showed up her pregnant stomach at the premiere of Reynolds’ movie Detective Pikachu.

The news that the couple are expanding their family comes after the Deadpool star revealed that wanting to spend more time with his kids played a big role in his decision to take a “leave” from acting.

Reynolds discussed prioritizing his family during an interview with LinkedIn News’s senior editor in 2021, where he made it clear that he didn’t want to waste time with his kids. “The most important thing to me, and I know you have kids too,” he said, “is that I don’t want to miss this time with my kids.”

The actor, who has spoken candidly about his happiness at being a “daughter dad,” also said that he wants his kids to be able to “live life like a normal human being,” and have a “very normal schedule.”

According to Reynolds, when his children get older, he wants to make sure he’s an “present” dad, a role he said he “really enjoys.”

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“Now that they’re in school, they have a fairly normal schedule. I think it’s absolutely important to their development and I really enjoy being a parent present. I like taking them to school in the morning, and I like to bring them.”

Lively previously suggested that the couple plan to continue expanding their family in December 2020, when she joked during an appearance on the Today show that she and Reynolds were “nurturers.”

“I am one of five children. My husband is one of four, so we are officially educators,” she joked. “You can visit our website and we will introduce you to some of our children.”

On social media, the news of Lively’s pregnancy was greeted with glee from fans, with many congratulating the couple on the growth of their family.

One person tweeted, “Congratulations to VancityReynolds and blakelively on another new little fan of Wrexham,” while another said, “Very happy to blakelively on baby number four, congratulations and enjoy the sweet sentence of joy! So happy to hear the great news!!”

Others joked about how Taylor Swift, who has used the marital baby name in her music, handled the news. One person wrote “Blake Lively is pregnant again and I just know Taylor Swift is ready to write this new kid in folklore/permanent universe as she did with the first three.”

Another said, “So Blake Lively is pregnant again, which means we’re going to get a new @taylorswift13 song with the correct baby name???!”