Just a few days after sparking pregnancy rumors on the set of her upcoming film, The Shallows, US Weekly has confirmed that Blake Lively and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, are expecting their second child.
The Gossip Girl actress sent the rumor mill into a tizzy when she appeared to try and hide her belly during a recent film shoot in Malibu. Wearing a wetsuit for the scenes, she donned a robe, tied a shirt around her waist, and carried a prop surf board in front of her while attempting to evade paparazzi. However, photos emerged showing the slightest of bumps on the slender star, and that was enough for fans to take notice.
The glamorous couple have made no secret of their desire to have a large family together. In 2013, Reynolds told Details, “We both come from big families — my parents did four, Blake’s did five. A lot of people say it’s crazy, but we’ll only know when we’re there, you know? We’ll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think.” For her part, Lively once told Marie Claire, “If I could spit out a littler of kids, I would.”
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