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Less than a week after Mila Kunis gave birth to a sweet baby girl, we've learned that Blake Lively is pregnant, giving us a new A-list celebrity mom-to-be.

Even crazier? The way she revealed the news in a stunning photo taken by her brother Eric Lively, and subtly posted on her website, Preserve.

Blake looks to be in her second trimester, easily, meaning she hid her baby bump for some time now. Did she drop any major clues prior to today?

The former Gossip Girl cast member and her husband of two years are very private, having married in secret before any media knew about it.

The couple was more candid about their mutual desire to start a family, but still, no one said anything about a timeline and she's been out of the spotlight.

Now we know why.

In late July, though, Blake answered 73 questions in six minutes as part of a Vogue video interview, and she may have dropped a couple of hints.

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It wasn't long ago that Gossip Girl premiered on the CW and quickly became the hottest show on TV, buoyed by some of the hottest young celebrities around.

Well, we suppose 2007 is sort of a long time ago. But it feels like it was yesterday!

Upon hearing the exciting news that Ryan Reynolds got Blake Lively pregnant, we got to thinking about what the her former co-stars are up to these days.

The answer, at least in some cases? More than you might think. In other cases ...

Blake Lively
Blake Lively, after closing the book on Serena van der Woodsen, married her Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds and is now pregnant with their first child. Since Gossip Girl wrapped, she moved on to film projects as an actress, and has kept a pretty low-profile, which doesn't always mesh with her fashion icon status and being named one of TIME‘s 100 Most Influential People. She also launched a new lifetyle website, Preserve, on which she revealed her pregnancy.

Their careers may have peaked on the Upper East Side in the late 2000s.

We're not trying to be harsh, but where has Chace Crawford been? Ed Westwick? For a time, the BFFs were the "it" guys of teenybopper TV. Nowadays?

You'll have to click through the gallery above to find out the answer.

Some cast members would likely prefer you not watch Gossip Girl online marathons so as to appreciate some of their more recent, and refined, work.

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Blake Lively is pregnant with her first child, according to the actress herself, who broke the news somewhat cryptically on her new lifestyle site Preserve!

Lively, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, just launched a Preserve Celebration of Family on her site, in honor of “that special moment at the creation of family.”

Publishing a host of pictures of happily pregnant women, Blake congratulated "all the expecting mothers out there," then shared one more special photo:

Blake Lively Pregnant

The photo of the Gossip Girl beauty and her baby bump was taken by her brother Eric Lively. Posing in the twilight, she cradles her future offspring proudly.

Lively has been quite vocal about wanting to start a family since marrying Ryan Reynolds in 2012, and as one of five kids, she says she wants a big one, too.

Still, no one saw this pregnancy coming.

The couple, who met while filming their 2011 movie, The Green Lantern, secretly wed in an intimate South Carolina ceremony and keep a low profile.

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Not everyone is psyched about the Veronica Mars movie funded by Kickstarter.

Blake Lively would just as soon not give Gossip Girl producers any ideas.

Blake Lively in NY

The actress' breakout role as Serena Van Der Woodsen helped put her on the map, but she wants nothing to do with any Gossip Girl movie at any point.

According to reports, this is actually being talked about.

Producers and the beautiful blonde’s former cast members are said to be “infuriated” that the 25-year-old doesn’t want to sign on for a film based on the show.

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Stop us if you've heard this one before, but gorgeous Gossip Girl cast member Blake Lively is apparently nothing like her character on Gossip Girl! Crazy!

Primary case in point: Blake does not party or get around.

The 24-year-old actress tells Marie Claire that “People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl."

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  • Blake Lively Marie Claire Magazine Cover

"I do dress similarly to my character, so they think, She lives this life on and off set ... I recently shared how many boyfriends I’ve had [four], and people were like, ‘That’s impossible!’ But it’s true."

"I’ve been with very few people. If I’m not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I’d rather be by myself.”

Those four guys would be Ryan Reynolds, Leonardo DiCaprio, Penn Badgley and ... the guy before Penn Badgley. Lucky fellas!

On preparing for her Savages role, Blake told the magazine, “I went to the gun range and learned how to shoot a gun for the first time."

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One hundred episodes of drama, scandal, snark and Gossip Girl fashion.

January 30 marks the 100th installment of the CW hit we know and love, and on Saturday night, the cast celebrated the completion of its filming with a red carpet event at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. It was, as expected, a stylish affair.

In addition to their male co-stars, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester were on hand, albeit a few hours late, leaving the cameras breathlessly awaiting their arrival. Both stars were a bit under-dressed for the cold weather ... but looked fabulous.

Who looked the most fabulous, though? Vote in our Fashion Face-Off!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the Gossip Girl 100th episode party, Blake Lively or Leighton Meester? View Poll »

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Unlike her TV alter ego, Blake Lively doesn't party, get fake married, kill people, straddle her best friend's boyfriend during bar stool sex or any of that stuff.

But when it comes to Gossip Girl fashion, she and Serena van der Woodsen mesh.

“I dress just like Serena!” the 22-year-old actress tells the November issue of Nylon. “I own half her wardrobe, so it’s far too similar to how I dress!”

She loves the oddity of looking like her real self, but being someone so different.

“I feel ridiculous at times with her, because I’m, you know, killing someone or marrying someone, but I look like me. I’m like, ‘Oh, this is absurd.’”

Blake Lively in the new issue of Nylon.

Having her character's style be similar to her own isn't something common for Blake, who is rumored to be getting engaged to Penn Badgley in the near future.

“I hide behind the character’s hair, makeup or clothes. If I can transform myself, people will believe that’s who that is. And I need to believe that’s who that is.”

One fringe benefit of trying out a character? Getting into new products that she might not try on herself, including her latest beauty obsession: press-on nails.

“They’re really amazing,” she says. That and free handbags that may fetch four or even five figures in a boutique. Talk about job perks. Some girls have it all.

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Despite barely scraping together three million viewers a week, Gossip Girl has become arguably the most talked-about, culturally relevant series on television.

It's also going to have about three million sets of parents up in arms and shaking their heads once this round of photos from Rolling Stone starts circulating.

BEST. SHOW. EVER. Does anything else need to be said?

Since only, like, BFFs would eat the same ice cream cone, suck each other's fingers and deep-throat Twizzlers, we assume co-stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester - occasionally rumored to be feuding - are totally cool with each other.

As are we, with them.

If you don't watch the show, and haven't been convinced to by the photo above, Rolling Stone calls the drama "not a conventional TV hit," "sharp and connected to modern life, references, music" and "sexily subversive." Case? Rested.

As the CW readies for a deluge of hate mail from parents of impressionable teens and 'tweens, click to enlarge more pics of the Gossip Girl cast in Rolling Stone ...

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  • Naked Gossip Girl Cast!
  • Best. Show. Ever.
  • Gossip Girl Cast: Hot!

Blake Lively Biography

Blake Lively in Cosmo Girl Blake Lively is the lovely star of The CW's Gossip Girl. Blake Lively is known for her tall, lean build and striking blonde hair. Her new... More »
Born
Birthplace
Tarzana, California
Full Name
Blake Christina Lively

Blake Lively Quotes

I once heard someone say that I'm similar to Paris Hilton, since I have a dog and blonde hair, that must mean we're alike.... I don't go to clubs, I don't party, I don't dance on tables, and I don't like sex tapes.

Blake Lively

At the end of the day, I want to go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to go to a club and not wear panties.

Blake Lively
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