Blake Lively has it all. She’s an award-winning actress with looks to die for and in her latest interview with Marie Claire, Ms Lively revealed she has a fairytale marriage, too.
Okay, it’s not like we thought her and Ryan Reynolds weren’t perfect anyway (we mean, Dan Humphrey is certainly no RyRy), but to hear her confirm our suspicions is music to our ears.
“I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me. I’d never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him,” she said. We. Can’t. Cope.
One-year-old daughter James isn’t short of love, either. Speaking of her family, Blake added, “That’s where my heart is. That’s where my everything is”.
Yep, save for a few rogue pap shots, mummy Blake has done a jolly good job of keeping baby James out of the limelight, and apparently it’s all thanks to Ryan’s own experiences.
“Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had. We don’t ever want to rob them of what we had, because we’d feel really selfish.”
And Blake’s childhood? Her career certainly wasn’t what she had in mind…
“I didn’t want to be an actor, because they were all doing it. When you’re the youngest of five kids, you think, ‘Who am I?’ If this is who they are, and they’re shaping who I am so much, then who would I be? You strive for your own identity.”
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Hear, hear, Blake. As for the future, Blake and Ryan will celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary this year, while the pair are also expecting another addition to the family.