Blake Lively announced her pregnancy on Oct. 6, 2014 by posting a photo of her baby bump on her new lifestyle website Preserve. In a post with the title Preserve Celebrations: Falling for Family, the actress can be seen in a two-piece ensemble with clashing prints, smiling and cradling her stomach. The announcement garnered so much attention that the website crashed.
The post was dedicated to all expectant mothers, which stated:
Preserve at its core is about family.
Family is the single word our founder, Blake, built this home on.
We have something for men, for women, for the old, but we realized, we don’t have anything for the new.
With family on our mind, we looked to the origin of it all—to the women in our lives who are right there, at that special moment; at the creation of family.
Today we celebrate them. With food to fill their tummies (as if that needs more filling), presents to soothe their tired (and swollen) soles, toys to warm their baby’s souls, projects to provoke them, and decorations to inspire creativity and merriment in all.
We had too much fun with this. Because there’s so much to share, we break up our first ever Preserve Celebration into multiple parts. In the upcoming days we will bring even more treats and fun. The entire next month will be sprinkled with highlights for women in this exciting chapter of their lives.
Congratulations to all the expecting mothers out there.
Lively, 26, has been married to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, 37, for two years. The pair met while filming “The Green Lantern” in 2011. Reynolds was married to actress Scarlett Johansson but got divorced a year prior to working with Lively. Lively, on the other hand, dated her “Gossip Girl” co-star Penn Badgley for three years before calling it quits.
An article for the Daily Mail made use of Morph Thing to create a composite of the couple’s faces in a bid to guess how the child will look.
Both actors come from big families. In an interview for the September issue of Marie Claire, Lively said, “I gotta get started. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.”
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