Blake Lively showed off her baby bump on September 15 while attending Forbes Power Women’s Summit. However, she took to Instagram two days later to speak about her pregnancy and criticize the paparazzi who followed her.
On September 17, the Gossip Girl alum released a slideshow of photos on Instagram showing off her growing baby bump.
She captioned the post, “Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a sighting will leave me alone. You freak me and my kids out.”
In addition, she thanked her fans for “continuing to unfollow accounts and publications who share photos of children.”
The 35-years-old actress continued, “You have all the power against them. And thank you to the media who have a ‘No Kids Policy.’ You all make all the difference.”
For the first time, Blake has openly spoken about her pregnancy on social media through her powerful post.
As she talked about her growing family at the Forbes event, she jokingly said, “I just like to create. Whether that is baking or storytelling or businesses or humans, I just really like creating.”
The Shallows actress has three daughters with husband Ryan Reynolds: James, Inez, and Betty.
As a working mom, Blake spoke candidly about how she hopes to inspire her children.
The ‘A Simple Favor’ star recalled her mother in an interview, “I grew up watching a woman be everything: be a mom and also be the hardest working businesswoman I knew. So it is important for me for my kids to see that you do not have to choose one or the other.”
Furthermore, she said, “I do not need them to choose to be a businesswoman or a mom. They can be both or neither. But just for them to see that anything is possible. So it is really important for me to do that.”
Blake has embraced her role as a mother with great enthusiasm. The actress has previously admitted that she is grateful for all aspects of motherhood, including the not-so-fun parts.
In 2016, she jokingly said in an interview, “It is tough when you get pooped on and barfed on, but having a baby is wonderful. Even when it is tough, and I am exhausted, I think, ‘I am so fortunate.'”