You probably know Blake Lively from her role as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. Serena was the girl who had it all: the perfect boyfriend, glamorous life, the best friend anyone could ask for, and one of the television’s most enviable wardrobes. Blake’s life is not that much different from Serena’s. Perfect husband, lead roles in blockbusters, glamorous dresses. Check, check, check.
Here are some less known facts about the girl who has it all.
1. The family
Blake Lively is born on August 25, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in a family where talent runs in the genes. Her two sisters Robyn Lively and Lori Lively, as well as her two brothers Jason Lively and Eric Lively all work in showbiz.
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2. Her parents
Blake Lively’s dad is actor Ernie Lively, who had a role in action-comedy television series The Dukes of Hazzard in the 80s. Her mother, Elaine, is also an actress. Both of them taught acting classes and used to take Blake with them – it is where she learned the basics of acting.
3. Her older brother was her first manager
It’s her older brother Eric she needs to thank for starting her acting career. He was the one who helped Lively get auditions.
4. She never dreamed of becoming an actor
When Blake was in high school, she was a popular cheerleader, the class president, and a hardworking student who wanted to continue her education at Stanford University. She was never particularly interested in acting.
5. The first audition
Blake’s first audition was for the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She showed up unprepared and looking confused, she didn’t know what to do so she just gave the producers her photo. It worked, as they found her sense of humor appealing and thought she would make the perfect Bridget.
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6. Initial success
Even though she was never serious about the part, it did get her a nomination for a Teen Choice Award.
7. Falling in love with acting
After graduating from high school, she continued with acting. She got a role in Adopted, where she was starring alongside some big names like Justin Long and Jonah Hill.
The movie was not well received by the critics, but Blake’s portrayal of Monica Moreland put her on the map.
8. Gossip Girl
Blake got the lead role in the teen drama series Gossip Girl where she was earning $60,000 an episode for her portrayal of Serena. While on the show, she started dating co-star Penn Badgley, who was a childhood friend.
There are rumors she has waved the green flag for a Gossip Girl reunion. Fingers crossed.
9. Blake hated doing the intimate scenes in Gossip Girl
Even though she was in love with her co-star Penn Badgley, she was never a fan of the intimate scenes they had to do on set.
10. Blake had only four boyfriends her whole life
Before landing one of Hollywood’s hottest bachelors and marring him, she was dating the most wanted man on this planet – Leonardo DiCaprio.
Source: Daily News
11. She met Ryan Reynolds on the set of Green Lantern
When Blake met Ryan Reynolds in early 2010, he was still married to Scarlett Johanson, and she still had an on-off thing with co-star Penn Badgley going. Soon after Reynolds finalized his divorce with Scarlett, he started dating Blake. The rest is history.
12. One of Hollywood’s favorite couples
Things moved pretty quickly for Ryan and Blake: they quickly bought a house together, got married and had children. They say they are so in love with each other, they can’t wait to grow old together.
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13. Blake is a food enthusiast
Blake absolutely loves to cook. She even signed up for classes at the Le Cordon Bleu workshop in Paris. Ryan is a one lucky man, this girl must make the most delicious cakes.
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14. Martha Stewart is her idol
No one bakes a cake like Martha Steward does. Blake had the chance to learn from one of the biggest names in the culinary word. You can see how exited is she to be on The Martha Steward Show.
Source: Lainey Gossip
15. Blake and Ryan’s wedding was featured on The Martha Stewart Show
For their wedding cake, of course, but also for all of those delicious beery parfaits, whoopee pies and the rest of it. Yummy.
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings
Have you fallen in love with this amazing, adorable, beautiful person yet? Pretty sure you did, she is irresistible.