Earlier this week, we reported that she is expecting her fourth baby during an appearance at the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit in a dress that showed off her growing baby bump. The “Gossip Girl” star, 35, already shared three daughters with the “Deadpool” star: James, 7, Inez, 5, and Betty, 2.
Over the weekend, Lively took to social media to share an Instagram carousel full of photos of her pregnant belly to keep paparazzi away from her door, and most importantly, her children.
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In an Instagram post shared on Saturday night, “The Age of Adaline” actress slammed paparazzi waiting outside her door and decided to share her own pregnancy photos in the hopes that they’ll keep their cameras away from her growing family.
“Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a 🦄 sighting will leave me alone. You freak me and my kids out,” she wrote in the caption. “Thanks to everyone else for all the love and respect and for continuing to unfollow accounts and publications who share photos of children. You have all the power against them. And thank you to the media who have a ‘No Kids Policy’. You all make all the difference 🙏♥️. Much love! Xxb.”
Model Gigi Hadid commented on the post, writing, “U da best B !” Actress Reese Witherspoon wrote, “Last one is 💯! So happy for y’all!” “Cobra Kai” actress and sister Robyn Lively commented, “Makes me angry you have to share such private photos to try and regain your privacy… I love you 💕 and I hope these A-holes back off.”
One fan replied to Robyn, writing, “I agree wholeheartedly, Robyn. This is such a terrible situation. This is NOT okay and I feel so sad that Blake has to post these photos (even though she looks great) to appease the paparazzi. We will continue fighting for an end to this!! #Spreadprivacynotpictures ❤️❤️.”
“I was thinking that as I looked at the pictures. I thought, s— I shouldn’t be looking at these. They show a beautiful, pregnant woman and look similar to photos of all of us not famous women when we were pregnant,” another follower wrote. “But no one was hiding out to sneak a picture of us, which is good.”
Blake Reportedly Wants To Be An ‘Old-Fashioned Kind Of Mom’
Earlier this week, a source told PEOPLE that “The Shallows” actress “happens to be a really attentive mom,” adding, “Her kids are her first priority over everything.”
“You never would think that Blake Lively, this superstar and beautiful woman, would be this regular person who cooks dinner every night and takes care of the family but she is really wonderful with the kids,” the source went on to say. “She wants to be that old-fashioned kind of mom, when the kids are out or sleeping, that’s when she makes time to do work stuff.”
During a conversation at the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit, Lively opened up about what it’s like to be a businesswoman and a creative talent at the same time. “I just like to create. Whether that’s baking or storytelling or businesses or humans, I just really like creating,” she said, adding that it’s important for her three (maybe four!) daughters to see that “you don’t have to choose one or the other.”
“I don’t need them to choose to be a businesswoman or a mom. They can be both or neither, but I just want for them to see that anything is possible,” she said, adding that she’s “so obsessed” with her family that she tries to only take on projects that she can “really believe in.”
“I’m very into product development. If I can’t create it, I don’t want to be a part of it, just because there are so many great things out there,” she continued, adding, “I want to create something that is missing and I love for my kids to see that across all areas.”