Lively: It’s scary to put yourself out there
Blake Lively has admitted there’s a fine line between maintaining privacy within her high-profile marriage and just being unnecessarily “absurd”.
The 27-year-old actress and husband Ryan Reynolds went to great lengths to keep their wedding under wraps, tying the knot in secret on September 9, 2012 in South Carolina.
But the star admits that finally walking the red carpet together as a couple for the first time – at the super glamorous annual Met Gala in May 2014 – is something they both look back on fondly and are excited to share with their daughter when she’s older.
"It was the first time we were ever on the red carpet together,” the mother-of-one told Allure magazine of her first official red carpet outing with Ryan just last year, after almost two years of marriage. “It was scary to put yourself out there like that, but then it also seems really silly to be standing five feet from each other and refusing to stand together.
“It's always that tricky balance of keeping your privacy but then also not being absurd. And then there's also that thing where you think it would be nice for our kids to see a photo of Mummy and Daddy dressed up together.”
After their milestone Met Gala debut, the couple followed it up just weeks later at the Cannes Film Festival. In fact, Blake cites the stunning, old Hollywood-style black and white Dior gown she wore to the event as “my favourite dress I've ever worn out”.
“Every little girl wants to wear a ball gown, I think. Well, not every little girl, but the little girl that I was wanted to wear a ball gown. That was my Disney-princess [moment] that I get to relive,” she smiled.
Blake and Ryan, 38, tied the knot after just 11 months of dating, when she was 25 years old. Now the proud parents of baby daughter James, who was born in December, the former Gossip Girl star insists she has no regrets about settling down so soon and not getting much of a chance to “sow her wild oats”.
“Oh, my God. That is so nasty! Sowing your oats? Lord have mercy!” she exclaimed.
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