Celebrity Families

Why Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds kept the birth of their third baby a secret

Are these two the coolest parents or what?

By Alex Lilly
For one of Hollywood's hottest couples, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are pretty good at keeping a low profile.
In early October, various outlets reported that the couple had welcomed their third child and the bub was already two months old. And now, we have some insider info on why the parents-of-three kept schtum on their recent bundle of joy.
According to a source from Us Weekly, Blake and Ryan, who also share daughters James, four and Ines, three are trying to keep things relatively normal for their family.
"They do everything they can to make sure the kids have a normal upbringing," the source revealed.
The now family of five also live away from the bright lights of New York in Westchester, outside of the city, where "Blake has a really great support system."
"She has several mom friends and loves having them over for play dates," the source added.
Blake and Ryan want their kids to have a normal upbringing. (Image: Getty Images)
Blake debuted her gorgeous bump at the premiere of her husband's movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu alongside Ryan on May 2.
Dressed in a sunshine yellow frock, the Gossip Girl star glowed as she cradled her belly and posed for the cameras.
"They are so happy and excited about having another baby," a source told PEOPLE magazine at the time. "They really are the most in-love and in-tune couple, and very hands-on parents. They'd have a dozen kids if they could."
The couple are already parents to James, four and Ines, three. (Image: Getty Images)
Not only is she stunning and talented, but we love Blake's refreshing approach to motherhood.
In a 2016 interview with Marie Claire, the mum-of-three said: "We want our kids to have the same normal life that we had. We don't ever want to rob them of what we had, because we'd feel really selfish."
WATCH: Blake Lively on post baby body expectations. Post continues after video...
For her 2016 film The Shallows, Blake had to do a lot of endurance training just eight months after giving birth but thought that new mums often have a lot of pressure to get their post baby body back.
"I think that a woman's body after having a baby is pretty amazing, you don't need to be Victoria's Secret ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer, you just gave birth to a human being," she said while promoting the film.

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