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:
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.
Since tying the knot, the two have been working on movies (or lifestyle websites) and have maintained minimal public presence, living quietly in Bedford, N.Y.
It won't be as quiet in a few months!
"We'd love to have a big family," Reynolds told Details in 2013 issue. "We both come from big families ... my parents did four, Blake’s did five."
"A lot of people say it’s crazy, but we’ll only know when we’re there, you know? We’ll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think," the actor added.
Blake gushed to Vogue in August that Reynolds "is going to be a great father and leader and patriarch ... he's so meant to be all of those things."
"The fact that he lived so much before we got together, he's the exact realized person that he should be. And so I get to share my life with the person he's become."
"Now, we both get to grow from there."
Reynolds was previously married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008-10. Johansson gave birth to her first child, daughter Rose, with Romain Dauriac this fall.
Congratulations, Ryan and Blake!