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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on baby number five: everything couple has said on their expanding family

Will the Gossip Girl star and Deadpool actor have another child?


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion"© Getty Images
Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
Updated: November 14, 2023
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Hollywood actors Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds welcomed their fourth child earlier this year and their name and gender still remain a mystery to the public.

The couple - who are also parents to daughters James, eight, Inez, seven and Betty, four - keep their adorable family out of the spotlight but there is no denying how much they adore being parents. 

Although Ryan is outnumbered, he's previously confessed that he loves being a "girl dad" and if his brood were to expand further he'd have no problem with another female in their household.

But as a family of six already, is there room for more children? The loved-up duo have previously revealed they want a big family so is baby number five on the cards? Here's what we know.

WATCH: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' love story

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' life with four kids

Going from three to four children was seamless for Blake and Ryan and when he spoke at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards, he said as much.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City© Getty Images
Blake and Ryan take parenting in their stride

He told ET Canada: “You know, two to three was a huge jump…three to four less so.

“I cannot speak for my wife, but it’s just from what I’ve observed. But, we love it. You know, we would be idiots to do this again if we didn’t love it.”

Blake and Ryan with children James and Inez
Blake and Ryan with children James and Inez

He also revealed that he comes from a family of four and Blake is one of five children, with both of them being the youngest in their families. We wonder if Blake is going for five kids just like her own family set up?

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds want a big family

Blake and Ryan pose for a selfie
Blake and Ryan have four children

Both Blake and Ryan have spoken about wanting a large family together.

Back in 2014, the former Gossip Girl star told US Weekly: "I never knew what I wanted to do for a living but I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I had come from a big family, so it was always important to me."

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Blake and their children are very supportive of Ryan and his role with Wrexham AFC

In 2013, Ryan told Details: “We’d love to have a big family."

“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.”

Blake Lively yellow dress waving pregnant
Blake always wanted a big family

Ryan Reynolds on being a girl dad

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryan was interviewed by Stephen Colbert from his home and confessed: "I do not miss masculine company at all. Really, most men tend to be the architects of someone’s demise. So, it’s fine. I like just being here with the girls. I like doing the girl stuff."

Blake Lively smiling and clapping with daughter James Reynolds© Getty
Blake and daughter James

The father-of-four has called his female brood his "superheroes," and told Access: "No joke, they’re the most capable people I know. If anything got crazy or scary in my life, they're the first people that I would lean on."

He added: "I love being a girl dad. I have three daughters, which I never in a million years would imagine. I come from all boys, I have three older brothers. So for me to have three daughters has been such a ride and I love every second of it." In fact, he loves it so much, he's said: "I'd have it no other way."

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met gala 2014© Getty Images
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Watch this space! Blake and Ryan could be planning baby number five already…

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