Blake Lively is sharing photos from her fourth pregnancy — in the hopes that these photos will take some strength from the paparazzi waiting outside her home.
The A simple grace The star revealed Thursday that she is expecting her fourth child with husband Ryan Reynolds during her appearance at the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit. On Saturday, she took to Instagram to post photos from her pregnancy, which included pictures of her exposed pregnant belly, as well as photos with loved ones like Reynolds, her close friend and collaborator Taylor Swift and her sister Robyn Lively.
The gossip Girl The alum captioned the post: ‘Here are real life pregnant pics so 11 men will be waiting outside my house for a [unicorn] the sight will leave me alone. You’re freaking me out and my kids.”
Lively, who has long spoken out against paparazzi taking pictures of children, added: “Thank you to everyone else for all the love and respect and continuing to unfollow accounts and posts that share pictures of children. You have all the power against them. And thank you to the media for having a “No Kids Policy”. You all make a difference. Lots of love! Xxb.”
The city The star, who is mum to James, 7, Inez, 5, and Betty, 2, has publicly addressed the issue in the past. In a comment on The Daily Mail AustraliaOn her Instagram page, she called out the medium for posting photos of her children without their consent, writing: “My children were stalked by a man all day. Jumping out. And then he hides. A stranger on the street talked to them because it was so upsetting for her to see.”
He added, “When I would try to calmly approach the photographer you hired to take these pictures to talk to him, he would walk away. And jump to the next block. Do background checks on pictures [sic] do you pay to stalk kids? Where are your morals here? I would like to know. Or do you just not care about children’s safety?’
In 2016, Lively spoke to Marie Claire about how it’s unfair to photograph children, who don’t know the reasons for the attention.
“I’d rather not have to deal with it at all, but we knew the lifestyle we were leading, and while it’s hard … it’s another thing when it’s our child,” she said of her daughter James. “He hasn’t had a chance to make a decision about what he wants.”
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