Since marrying in 2012, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have had four children in total. The first of these was born in 2014, with subsequent children arriving in 2016, 2019, and 2023 respectively. While the couple closely guard the privacy of their children, preferring to keep them out of the public eye for the most part, they have revealed the names of three of the four kids — James, Inez, and Betty.
Speaking to Forbes, Lively explained how having children has helped her to accept her own body image and be more comfortable with who she is. “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,” she said. “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.”
In the same interview, the actor hinted that motherhood has also given her a new perspective on life and why she is picky when it comes to working on new projects. She explained, “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.”