BLAKE Lively’s sneaky distractions before revealing her pregnancy with their fourth child have shocked fans.
The Gossip Girl star debuted her new baby bump on the red carpet at New York Fashion Week, surprising everyone.
It’s unknown how far along the movie star is as just a few weeks ago she showed off a perfectly flat stomach in a bikini on social media.
In the Aug. 24 post, Blake, 35, wears a two-piece white bikini that shows off her toned abs.
However, it is unclear how long ago the photo was taken.
There is no visible bump in the image, which some speculators may have used as bait to distract the public ahead of the big reveal.
“YOU TELL ME SHE WAS PREGNANT??????” commented one shocked fan.
Another wrote: “That can’t have been 3 weeks ago if you’re pregnant… what is that black magic?” with a shocked emoji face.
One Sleuth fan wrote: “Cut us a curve with this photo Blake. To be honest you didn’t say the date of this picture.”
“Nice smart pre pregnancy announcement,” wrote another with clapping hands emojis.
Just a week before her bikini photo post, Blake posted a series of photos from a Disney birthday trip with her sister.
Most photos only show Blake from the neck up.
Only one photo shows a full-length shot of the actress, who is turned sideways next to Princess Jasmine.
Blake wears a loose and flowy button-down black shirt dress that covers her midsection.
The actress showed off her round stomach while attending the 10th annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit in New York on Thursday.
Sources at the event told TMZ that only a select few photographers were able to photograph Blake as she was in a “sensitive” condition.
It is her fourth pregnancy with husband Ryan, 45, whom she married in 2012.
The celebrity couple already have three children together: James, seven, Inez, five, and Betty, two.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
Ryan and Blake met on set while filming the 2011 superhero film Green Lantern, in which they both starred together.
Shortly after the film’s release in 2011, the couple began dating.
Before the two stars began dating, Reynolds had dated Scarlett Johansson, Sandra Bullock and Alanis Morissette.
Prior to her courtship with Reynolds, Blake was in a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio and her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Padgely.
The couple said each other on September 9, 2012, and the wedding took place at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Speaking to Allure Magazine after the ceremony, Lively made it clear that she always planned to have children.
“I always wanted a big family. Oh, I’d love to have 30[kids]if I could,” the Gossip Girl star told the publication while discussing their union with Reynolds.
The couple welcomed their first daughter, James, in December 2014.
Blake and Ryan gave birth to their second daughter, Inez, in September 2016, just in time for their four-year wedding anniversary.
At the May 2019 red carpet premiere for Reynolds’ film Detective Pikachu, Lively confirmed they would be having another child with her hard-to-miss baby bump.
The youngest family member, their daughter Betty, was born in October 2019.
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