Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are ‘hoping for a boy’… after announcing she is pregnant with their fourth child

Blake Lively is pregnant with her fourth child with husband Ryan Reynolds, and the couple is ‘hoping for a boy.’

The 35-year-old Hollywood siren broke the news on Thursday as she showed off her baby bump in a dazzling gold mini dress when she attended the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit in NYC.

Blake and Ryan already have three kids together: James, seven; Inez, five; and Betty, two.

A source told US Weekly, ‘They are hoping for a boy this time around. But, of course, they just want a healthy baby, no matter the gender.’

The insider added that the couple ‘love being parents’ and are ready to expand their family. ‘The timing is perfect because all of their kids are two years apart, so they’re keeping with the pattern.’

Blake and Ryan met in early 2010 while working on the movie Green Lantern and started dating in October 2011. They wed in 2012.

In 2020, the bombshell stated she was very content being a mother.

‘I guess I really have to really, really, really, really love it, because I’m just obsessed with my kids,’ Lively explained when asked how she picks her roles during a chat with Harper’s Bazaar.

Reynolds recently shared about his decision to step away from acting for a bit to focus on fatherhood.

Ryan said: ‘The biggest thing for me, and I know you have kids as well, is that I don’t want to miss this time with my kids. When I’m shooting a film, I’m often times in Europe, I’m away, there are incredibly long hours, it’s a ton of constant, kind of requirement to be there the whole time, not just because I’m performing, but I’m also generally producing and writing on my movies as well.’   

He added: ‘I really enjoy being a present dad. I love taking them to school in the morning; I love picking them up.’

A couple of months ago, Blake was by husband Ryan’s side as he cheered on his new British soccer team Wrexham in a trophy final at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Ryan purchased the football club along with fellow actor Rob McElhenney last season.

The Gossip Girl alum and the Deadpool star will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary this September.

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