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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Welcome Second Child
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcomed their second child. Lively gave birth in New York, and no further details – including the baby’s sex and name – are known. The new addition joins big sister James, 22 months.
Lively, 29, confirmed to PEOPLE in April that she and Reynolds, 39, were expecting baby number two. The Gossip Girl made her baby bump debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in May, when she stepped out for the premiere of her film Café Society – whose New York City premiere she also attended in July, outfitting her growing bump in a beautiful gray and pink dress. In fact, lively was quite the maternity style maven to watch throughout her second pregnancy, from her numerous fit-for-royalty gowns at Cannes to the premieres for her summer films, including her survival thriller The Shallows.
Lively, for her part, has said she always wanted a big family. “It’s something that I’ve always wanted ever since I was a little girl,” the actress said in October 2014. “I never knew what I wanted to do for a living but I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids … it was always important to me.” Even while pregnant with her second child, she hinted that she wanted more. As a matter of fact, both Lively and Reynolds come from big families and have shared their hopes for a big family on their own. “I’m one of five kids. My husband is one of four, so we’re officially breeders,” Lively joked on the Today show in June. “You can go on our website and we will give you some of our children.”
Regardless of whether the couple’s second child had been a boy or a girl, the new dad of two – who has three older brothers – would have been equally overjoyed. “I would love to have a little boy at some point, but I would not be an unhappy man if I had a six-person soccer team of girls,” he joked.
Sources: celebritybabies.people.com, usmagazine.com