Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Split Their Parenting Duties

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Blake Lively wowed the world on the first Monday in May at the annual Met Gala. This year’s theme was the Gilded Age, the era famous for the late nineteenth-century extravagance of the East Coast’s elite.

Her dress stole the show.

As co-chair of the event, she definitely had to stay on theme, but boy, did she deliver.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtBlake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022, in New York City (Credit: ABACA / INSTARimages)

Paying homage to the Statue of Liberty, and New York City itself, her rust-colored Versace dress turned turquoise to resemble the natural oxidative process of bronze, and its long train depicted constellations like those on the ceiling at Grand Central Station.

Her famous husband also looked amazing in his well-fitting Ralph Lauren black suit with a white waistcoat.

It’s almost easy to forget that this power couple are parents to three young girls: seven-year-old James, five-year-old Inez, and their two-year-old, Betty.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are parents of three daughters, James, Ines and BettyBlake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are parents of three daughters, James, Ines and Betty (Credit: DNphotography / ABACA / INSTARimages)

While speaking to David Letterman in a teaser for his Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Reynolds admitted, “Blake, full disclosure, really showed me how to do all this.”

“Blake runs the show,” Reynolds added. “I would kind of really phone things in if it wasn’t for her. She has higher standards.”

The two continued to discuss Reynolds’ role as a girl-dad, and he noted that the “division of labor” is important when raising three children together.

Ryan Reynolds says he and his wife Blake Lively share the "labour" of parentingRyan Reynolds says he and his wife Blake Lively share the “labour” of parenting (Credit: BauerGriffin / INSTARimages)

Reynolds isn’t new to making his children his top priority. This busy actor and producer took a brief break in October of 2021, telling People, “We all want to be together during this time. Our kids are still quite young, and I don’t want to miss it.”

Later, he said to Access Hollywood, “My kids, they’re growing up faster than time and space would have suggested, so I want to be there.”

The 45-year-old actor had this to say about raising his girls: “I just try to be as present as possible.”

And it’s true. Spending time together is important for the Reynolds/Lively household.

Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and their daughters Inez and JamesRyan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and their daughters Inez and James at a ceremony as Ryan Reynolds is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 15, 2016, in Los Angeles, California (Credit: Tony DiMaio / Startraksphoto)

“We don’t split up. Like, I shoot movies and my wife shoots movies and we go travel all over the place, and we just all go together. I think that’s been the best part of it is that we really don’t spend a lot of time apart. I get to spend a lot of time with my girls.”

Lively and Reynolds first met on the set of his first foray into the superhero world. Reynold’s played the titular DC Comics superhero Green Lantern, and Lively was his love interest. In case you don’t remember, this 2011 movie flopped like most early DC films.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met on the set of Green Lantern in 2010Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met on the set of Green Lantern in 2010 (Credit: INFphoto)

But it wasn’t love at first sight: Lively had been dating Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley on and off since 2007, and Reynolds was married to actress Scarlett Johansson.

In October 2010 Lively and Badgley split for good, and Reynolds and Johansson called it quits just two months later in December 2010.

The couple announced in a joint statement: “After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”

Their divorce was finalized in July 2011.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lively/Reynolds rumors didn’t spark until October 2011 when they were spotted outside of a Boston apartment while Reynolds was filming the 2013 American supernatural action comedy film R.I.P.D.: Rest in Peace Department.

“They are very much a couple. They’re really happy together,” a source told People, confirming their relationship.

On September 9th, 2012, the pair married at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and have been happily together ever since.

Both Lively and Reynolds currently have multiple films in production.

Blake Lively attends CHANEL Fine Jewelry hosts The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 'Fete d'Hiver' at The Four Seasons Restaurant on November 4, 2009, in New York CityBlake Lively attends CHANEL Fine Jewelry hosts The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s ‘Fete d’Hiver’ at The Four Seasons Restaurant on November 4, 2009, in New York City (Credit: WENN)

To a red carpet event back in 2009, Blake Lively donned a classic black Chanel Resort 2010 gown paired with Chanel satin pumps with logo-engraved pearl heels.

The outfit was completed with a floral corsage necklace.

Blake Lively's Chanel satin pumps with logo-engraved pearl heelBlake Lively’s Chanel satin pumps with logo-engraved pearl heel (Credit: WENN)

While on the topic of Chanel, have a look at these Chanel heels that Lily Collins wore two years ago paired with an angelic-looking dress from the same brand:

Lily Collins flaunts her legs at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Coco Before Chanel'Lily Collins flaunts her legs at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Coco Before Chanel’ held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on September 9, 2009 (Credit: WENN)

Don’t you love the center-parted half-up hairstyle she wore for the premiere of the 2009 biographical drama film Coco Before Chanel?

Lily Collins shows off her feet in embellished Chanel shoesLily Collins shows off her feet in embellished Chanel shoes (Credit: WENN)

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