Blake Lively is expecting her fourth child with husband Ryan Reynolds, but paparazzi photographers are still camped outside her house like it’s the first celebrity baby ever conceived. In an attempt to disperse the media from her front step, Lively shared a carousel of pictures on Instagram of her own pregnancy photos, including Reynolds and her BFF Taylor Swift to make them even more appealing than an ordinary star snap.
“Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a [unicorn] sighting will leave me alone,” she wrote in the caption.
Lively continued, “You freak me and my kids out. Thanks to everyone else for all the love and respect and for continuing to unfollow accounts and publications who share photos of children. You have all the power against them. And thank you to the media who have a ‘No Kids Policy.’ You all make all the difference.”
In the first image, Lively is wearing a tight red bathing suit, which makes her baby bump very clear. She has a photo of herself in the same suit next to Reynolds by the pool, and one wear they are embracing in their home. Other images show her spending time with her lookalike sister, Robyn, and another where her belly is exposed and she hugs Taylor Swift. She finished the carousel with a selfie in which she is comically trying to pear over the round circle of her stomach.
Lively announced her pregnancy on Friday, September 16, when she arrived at the red carpet for the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit in New York City in a dress that made her condition obvious. The gold sequin ensemble clung to her figure and she was glowing as she chose to stop and pose for photographers, in this case.
Lively and Reynolds already share three daughters: James, 7, Inez, 5, and Betty, 2.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.