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Ryan Reynolds talks having a son with Blake Lively as adorable family life revealed

The Deadpool actor and Gossip Girl actress share four kids

Ryan and Blake smiling as they hold one of their children each
Hannah Hargrave
Hannah HargraveUS Deputy Editor
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively  welcomed their forth child earlier this year  — and they celebrate their eleventh wedding anniversary this Saturday, September 9. 

While the happy couple have yet to reveal the gender of their newborn, the Deadpool actor, 46, recently made an unexpected comment about the possibility of having a son.  

Ahead of the birth of their baby, Ryan was the only man in the five-strong household with his wife, Blake, and their three girls, James, eight, six-year-old Inez, and three-year-old Betty.

He adores being a dad, and previously admitted life in a household of females is everything he could have wished for.

Rather than yearning for a boy, Ryan embraces being a 'girl dad' and his comments about his family are adorable.

During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, he 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."

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."

Blake Live Ryan Reynolds holding hands© Getty
Blake Live Ryan Reynolds

He added: "They have wisdom and strength. They're calm under fire, they have courage under fire."

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 Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City
Blake and Ryan pose for a selfie
Blake and Ryan posed for a selfie

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."

Ryan and Blake revealed the arrival of their latest child in the most subtle way. She shared a photo of herself on Instagram, showing the A Simple Favor actress visibly without her baby bump, alluding in her caption that it was a recent snap and that she had "been busy."

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Blake's baby announcement was very subtle as she showed off her lack of bump and said she'd been 'busy'

Ryan was asked about his fourth child during an appearance at the CNBC's Power Lunch just after the Super Bowl.

He was quizzed over the gender of their baby, all the actor had to say with a laugh was: "I'm not telling, this ain't a birth announcement."

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