Blake Lively is sharing photos from her fourth pregnancy – in the hope that these photos will take some power from the paparazzi waiting outside her home.
The IS A Simple Favor 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, including pictures of her exposed pregnant belly, as well as shots with relatives like Reynolds, her close friend and collaborator Taylor Swift and her sister Robyn Lively.
The IS Backtalk girl alum captioned the post, “Here are photos of me pregnant in real life and so are the 11 guys waiting outside my house for [unicorn] look will leave me alone. You make me and my children angry.”
Lively, who has long spoken out against paparazzi taking photos of children, said, “Thanks to everyone else for the love and respect and continuing to unfollow accounts and publications that share photos of children. You have all the power against them. And many thanks to the media who have a ‘No Kids Policy’. You all make the difference. Big Love! Xxb.”
The Town star, who is mum to James, 7, Inez, 5, and Betty, 2, has publicly addressed this issue before. Comment on The Daily Mail AustraliaOn her Instagram page, she called out the outlet for publishing photos of her children without their permission, writing, “My children were being stalked by a man all day. Jump out. And then hidden. A stranger on the street spoke to them because he was very upset to see her.”
She added, “When I tried to calmly approach the photographer you hired to take these pictures to talk to him, he would run away. And jump out at the next block. Do you check background on the photos [sic] you pay to stem children? Where are your morals here? I want to know. Or are you not concerned about the safety of children?”
In 2016, Lively spoke to Marie Claire about how it is unfair to take photos of children, who are not aware of the reasons for the attention.
“I’d rather not have to deal with it at all, but we knew the lifestyle we had, and although it’s difficult … it’s something else when it’s our child,” a she said of her daughter James. “She didn’t have the chance to decide what she wanted.”
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