Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively surprised everyone recently when they stepped out with their new(ish) baby in tow!
The infant was already a couple of months old, though no news had broken yet of the baby’s arrival. It’s not all that surprising, though, because Ryan and Blake have been known to keep their kids out of the public eye as much as possible.
The only shocking part is how the couple managed to keep it on the down low! Blake and Ryan clearly value their kids’ privacy, though. They have said in the past, of their older daughters James and Inez, that their kids’ privacy is extremely important to them.
A source confirmed that to be true as well, telling Us Weekly that “they do everything they can to make sure [the kids] have a normal upbringing.”
While some celebrities love showing off their kids to the world, this couple wants a bit more of a normal upbringing for their children. More power to them! They deserve to give their kids whatever kind of life they want, even if we’re a little sad we don’t get to see their (presumably adorable) faces much.
Blake and Ryan are obviously committed to keeping their kids out of the glare of the paparazzi. That’s probably why they live a more quiet life just outside of New York City. “Blake has a really great support system there,” a source told Us Weekly.
Blake has also talked a lot about how important it is to make sure the kids have a normal life. She told Marie Claire in 2016 that their privacy is a huge priority. “My family: That’s the thing that I feel most protective of and the thing that I feel is the most exposed when I feel exploited,” she said.
Of course, the new baby’s arrival is super exciting, and no doubt the parents are thrilled, but we don’t know much about their newest addition just yet. Blake and Ryan haven’t shared the name or sex of the baby. And no, we don’t know the name, either!
Ryan and Blake have an adorable history of trolling each other on social media. It’s super hilarious. Unfortunately, they don’t troll their kids, though. At least, not yet.
While it was a pretty epic move to keep the baby’s birth a secret until he or she was 2 months old, Ryan and Blake are professionals at being hush-hush when it comes to their kids. Blake surprised us all when she stepped out on the red carpet several months ago with a fully developed bump! Who knew? Almost no one, apparently.
The pair are clearly committed to keeping their family thriving in privacy, especially during the early days after their babies are born. It can be such a wonderful time to take a break from the outside world, and it seems like that’s just what the couple has done each time they’ve had a baby.
Blake and Ryan didn’t share their older daughter’s names with the world until they were both a few months old. So, hopefully, we’ll know at least a little bit about the newest addition soon enough. Right now, they’re definitely soaking in the family time, though, so the reveal may not be too soon.
Ryan seems like a pretty hands-on dad, too, in addition to being #husbandgoals. He took some time off from a filming a project to be with his wife and their newborn, the Us source said. Luckily for them, no one from the set shared the news, so their secret remained!
Ryan also told People, in an interview in May, that the family is really committed to working together as a unit. He and Blake won’t work at the same time because they’d never see one another, and that just won’t fly. “If she is doing a movie in Thailand and I am doing a movie in Vancouver we would just never see each other,” he said.
Family is clearly of the utmost importance to both of them. Blake has stated before that she adores kids and would have tons of them. “I’ve always wanted a big family,” she told Allure in 2012. “I’d love 30 [children] if I could.”
Even if they did, we’re fairly sure they’d find a way to keep it quiet, too. But perhaps as the kids get older, Ryan and Blake will want to show them off a bit more. As for now, we’ll have to keep waiting for an occasional glimpse.
The way this family cares for their kids is really inspiring, either way. They should absolutely take all the time they need to just focus on one another. After all, that’s what those early weeks and months with a new baby should be all about.
Maybe it’s the key to maintaining a happy family when you’re constantly in the public eye — focusing on what’s happening in your own house and keeping your kids away from the glare of the cameras. It seems to be working for Blake and Ryan and their young but ever-growing brood.
Our guess is, this family is only just getting started. Hopefully they’ll have plenty of time to just be together as a unit. Those newborn days really are the best!