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Blake Lively opens up about losing her baby weight

May 8, 2015
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Blake Lively has discussed the pressure put on celebrities to lose weight after having a baby. The actress, who welcomed her daughter James in December, said she's not in any rush to slim down to her pre-baby weight.

"I'm still 15 pounds heavier so it's nice that people think I lost my baby weight," she told BBC's Newsbeat. "I still haven't lost a pretty good chunk of it, but it's also the pressure – who cares?"

She added: "There's pressure to lose it, or women are supposed to look like they did when they were 19 right after you give birth to your child. I think it's silly."

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Blake Lively said she hasn't lost all of her baby weight

The 27-year-old said that she is nowhere near perfect, admitting that her home with husband Ryan Reynolds is "complete chaos".

"We don't have red carpets in our house, or glam squads and people making us look awesome and making it look easy every day," Blake said. "What our house is like, it's just in complete chaos. It's lasting on no sleep and not knowing what to do because you're a parent."

Despite the challenges she has faced as a first-time mum, Blake said she wouldn't change a thing, saying it's been, "a big, fun learning curve and we appreciate every moment because we know how lucky we are to have our family."

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The actress welcomed her first child with Ryan Reynolds in December

Blake has been vocal about her experiences as a mother and recently revealed that becoming a parent has changed her outlook.

"Everything is different. You see a balcony and you're like, 'Oh God, the hotel needs to demolish this balcony because my child can't go anywhere near it,'" she said during an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael. "So, everything is just like, so much more heightened. We're crying all the time for no reason."

The former Gossip Girl star and her husband, who first met on the set of Green Lantern in 2010, are also "pretty equal" in sharing diaper duties. "We're pretty good," said Blake.

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