"She and Ryan are a favorite couple. It's a goal for many of Blake's friends to have what she has," a source revealed.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are overjoyed following the birth of their fourth child and are looking forward to a new parental journey. The couple, who tied the knot in a small ceremony in South Carolina in September 2012, initially made the news about having a fourth baby public at the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women's Summit in September when Lively, 35, unveiled her baby bump on the red carpet.
Blake Lively shows off her baby bump at today's 10th annual Forbes Power Women's Summit. https://t.co/P6t53TmUUq— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) September 15, 2022
Through a fun, Super Bowl-themed Instagram post, she revealed on February 12 that she and her 46-year-old husband had welcomed their new child. The new member joins Betty, 3, Inez, 6, and James, 8. "Blake and Ryan are amazing together. Ryan is a great dad. He is very sweet to Blake. They are very excited about the new baby. The older siblings have adjusted great," a source told PEOPLE.
"Blake is the best mom," adds the source of the mom of four. "She is surrounded by friends that shower her with gifts for all the kids. She and Ryan are a favorite couple. It's a goal for many of Blake's friends to have what she has," the source said.
Reynolds had stated that he hoped the couple's fourth child would be a girl on the TODAY show in November, though the couple hasn't yet revealed any information about the infant. "I know girls, so I'm kind of hoping that," the actor said on the morning talk show. The proud father made fun of the fact that he was one of three brothers for his predilection. "I love my well-being and my home," he said, teasing that his siblings "were just arsonists and firemen."
In a Forbes interview, Lively also discussed being a parent to girls. She claimed that having three girls has made her feel more personally and professionally confident. “Once I had children, that just became even more profound because my time was even more precious, but also I think having children for me made me feel so much more in my skin. I never felt more myself or at ease in my own body or more confident - not to say that there aren't a bevy of insecurities coming at me a million times a day, but I just feel incredibly settled,” the actress shared about the journey.
The actress also reflected on how this journey has impacted her career, saying that parenting has taught her the value of collaboration. “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. When I say authorship, I’m not trying to be like the sole leader or genius. There’s nothing worse to me than that and I also don’t really believe in that. I believe in really valuable collaborations and that’s where I’m getting my fulfillment these days and I’ve never been happier, professionally,” she shared.
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