Serena van der Woodsen is all grown up. Blake Lively got her start on The CW’s Gossip GirlNever looked back.
After staring in The Sisterhood for Traveling PantsLively was cast as the lead in the popular teen drama series. It premiered in 2007.
“There wasn’t a period in my life like Serena went through, where I was doing drugs and having sex with my best friend’s boyfriend. I never went through that kind of crazy,” Lively told Cosmopolitan about her character in 2008, referring to herself as more of a “weird combination” of outgoing and shy.
Lively’s love life first made headlines when she started dating her costar Penn Badgley, who portrayed Serena’s on and off love interest. After three years together, the couple split in 2010.
These are the following The Town star’s brief fling with Leonardo DiCaprioLively began seeing her in 2005. Green LanternCostar Ryan Reynolds.In secret, the couple tied the knot in South Carolina in 2012.
“About a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and we were both single we went on a double date – [Blake] was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl – and it was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across,” Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly In 2016. “We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friends.”
Reynolds and Lively welcomed their first baby together, a girl named James, in 2014. Two years later, the couple got married. SavagesInez was born to star
“Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had,” she told Marie Claire2016 “We don’t ever want to rob them of what we had, because we’d feel really selfish.”
The couple became a family with five children when Betty was born in Oct 2019.
“Blake has a really great support system,” a source told Us Weekly August 2019, “She has several mom friends and loves having them over for play dates.”
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