“You will not see me [on the red carpet]. But I will be watching,” Blake Lively said.
Blake Lively is showing fans why she missed the Met Gala 2023. The Gossip Girl actress revealed to PEOPLE at Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue store reopening that she would not be attending the 2023 event. “You will not [see me on the red carpet.] But I will be watching,” Lively said.
When a reporter complimented her on last year’s ensemble, she quipped, “Thank you, that’s very sweet. I’ll be wearing that on my couch on Monday.” The fashion icon has been a regular presence at the Met Gala since 2008, appearing most years—often alongside her husband since 2012, Ryan Reynolds.
So why didn't the Simple Favor actress attend? In a recent story on Instagram, she told fans how she spent her first Monday of May which is an exciting day for several people around the world because it's time for the Met Gala. As per PEOPLE, the mom-of-four shared a photo on her Instagram Story showing her pumping breastmilk in a bathroom. The actress also added a sticker to the bathroom selfie to make it look like milk is pouring out of her chest. She shares four children with her husband having given birth to the couple’s fourth baby just months ago. "First Monday in May," she captioned the shot.
Lively and Reynolds share their recent newborn as well as daughters Betty, 3, Inez, 6, and James, 8. "Everybody's doing great. Everybody's actually doing fantastic," Reynolds earlier said on CNBC's Power Lunch. "I think if we hadn't figured it out by now, I think we'd be in deep, deep trouble." Before the baby's birth, the family was excited to welcome one more addition to the brood. "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.
the met gala is NOTHING without blake lively pic.twitter.com/SmUY4eQtH0— Ron (@midnightstrack2) May 2, 2023
"Blake is the best mom," added the insider. "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.
The couple leans on each other through thick and thin and publically shares nothing but kind words about each other. They're also known for being affectionately playful and even taking funny jibes at each other on social media. "You are the best thing that has ever happened to me … you make everything better, absolutely everything in my life. You've made me the father of my dreams when I thought I only had fun uncle potential," Reynolds gushed about his wife in 2016, according to Insider. Lively on the other hand calls her husband, her best friend. “Now I am his home, and his girls are his home, and just like that 19-year-old boy he races home, whether it’s from across the globe or a meeting across the street; he is hardwired to get home,” she said in a recent speech.
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