Blake Lively's Most Honest Quotes About Motherhood, Marriage & Martha Stewart
ON HER LOVE OF THE SPICE GIRLS (AND GIRL POWER)
"What was so neat about them was they were all so distinctly different and they were women and they owned who they were, and that was my first introduction into girl power. And I’m watching this movie, and the women nominated in this category, and when you guys voted for this, you didn’t just vote for this movie or me, but you voted for girl power."
ON HER LOVE FOR RYAN REYNOLDS
“Thank you to my husband, who’s everything to me ... You can't have him, he's mine!”
ON LOSING THE BABY WEIGHT FOR THE SHALLOWS
"That movie was an athletic event as much as it was an acting job because they didn't hire a stunt double until the last two weeks, so it was just insane underwater stunts … I don't look like that in real life. That's not me. That was an eight-week period of my life. I'm luck to have an amazing trainer, this guy Don Saladino, who just kicked my butt."
ON HER 'MUCH, MUCH EASIER' SECOND PREGNANCY
"It's a lot faster. You get bigger faster, too, which has been nice to try to fit into clothing strategically."
ON HER LOUNGE-WEAR AESTHETIC
"I'm usually home in pajamas all the time. I feel good. I feel fancy."
ON FOLLOWING A PERFECT MOM ON INSTAGRAM
"Her toddler is giving her reflexology massages. What?! My kid is like playing with explosive devices. I don't know where she found them. She already knows how to drywall because she puts holes in the wall."
ON WATCHING HUSBAND RYAN REYNOLDS' SEX SCENES
"I was on a plane with my baby. It's kind of torture these days, because I'm on a plane and everywhere I look there's my husband in a sex montage throughout the holidays with another woman – because everyone wants to watch Deadpool on a plane. So for 14 hours having your husband have mashed potatoes eaten out of his butthole – because that's in the film. It's lonely, it's a cruel and unusual form of torture."
ON BEING PARTNERS WITH REYNOLDS
"We help each other with basic things from just helping what we have to do that day to saying, 'Hey there's an emotional challenge in this, what do you think? You know how you would conquer this?'"
ON HER 18-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER JAMES' CHANGING LOOKS
"[She] looked like [Ryan's] doppelgänger for the first six months … She has my clammy hands! And my heavy eyelids, my meaty eyelids."
ON JAMES' QUALIFICATIONS TO BABYSIT HER NEXT CHILD
"I feel like at a year and a half, she's equipped to be a babysitter. Like, we can go out and go on date night."
ON PUTTING FAMILY FIRST
"All my eggs are in one basket, and that's my family. That's where my heart is. That's where my everything is. That's the thing that I feel most protective of and the thing that I feel is the most exposed when I feel exploited."
"It should be as celebrated to fail as it is to succeed, because that's life. That's always made me the happiest: to follow what I feel like I can't not do."
ON BEING A 'BREEDER'
"I'm one of five kids. My husband is one of four, so we're officially breeders. You can go on our website and we will give you some of our children."
(SERIOUSLY. SHE WANTS A LOT OF KIDS)
"If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would."
ON HAVING AN 'L.A. FACE WITH AN OAKLAND BOOTY'
"I was celebrating my body. It's nice to have a nice curve and not look like you're starving to death."
ON REYNOLDS' FLIRTATION WITH WOMAN IN GOLD COSTAR HELEN MIRREN
"Should I be concerned that my husband's never looked at me this way?"