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Blake Lively stuns in a red mini dress for a heartfelt occasion

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Blake Lively painted the town red as she stepped out in New York City in a stunning new look.

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The actress attended an event at the Empire State Building attended by HELLO! and other publications in a gorgeous red mini dress.

The outfit hit her right above the knees and featured red crystal embellishments, along with a large bow detail that doubled as cap sleeves.

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The Gossip Girl star made an appearance at the event to turn on the red, white, and blue lights of the monument’s model to signal the return of British travelers to the country.

The event held in New York City on Monday featured travellers from the first British Airways flight of the day, who had made the first trip to the United States since border restrictions were lifted following the extended lockdown.

The BA001 flight was a first of its kind, joining forces for a dual take-off with Virgin Atlantic to mark the opening of international travel to the United States once again followiing the pandemic. 

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The actress and her husband Ryan Reynolds recently made waves when the latter opened up about expecting their third child.

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Blake stunned in a mini dress at a special New York City event

In an interview with Access, the Free Guy actor talked about what it was like to raise the three daughters he shares with his wife, James, six, Inez, five, and Betty, two.

"I would not have it any other way," he said. "When we had our youngest, I was quietly terrified it was gonna be a boy because I didn't know, we didn't know.

"I didn't know anything but girls. I grew up with boys and I was constantly being thrown through walls when there was a perfectly good door five [feet] away," he continued.

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He shared more thoughts about his situation growing up when on a recent episode of Live! With Kelly and Ryan, saying: "Our house was a Wiffle house by the time I was a teenager. I mean, there were holes in everything."

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"I did live in fear that it [my kids] was going to be boys. ... I'm 100% girl dad," he concluded.

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