You May Also Like

news about happiness

A wellness expert says *this* is the next big thing

chips and guac

Mentioning guacamole in your dating profile might increase your love luck

The vegan poke bowl recipe secret ingredient

Make vegan poké taste like the real thing, thanks to one dietitian-approved simple trick

Horoscope of the day eclipse mercury retrograde

There’s *another* eclipse this week (oh, and btw Mercury’s going retrograde)—here’s how to cope

An expert says how often should I wash my face

Why it’s just as important to wash your face in the morning as at night

How to use lemongrass essential oil for cleaning

Watch your back, baking soda: This multitasking DIY cleaning ingredient is about to be *everywhere*

Why Blake Lively doesn’t want you to call her perfect


Thumbnail for Why Blake Lively doesn’t want you to call her perfect
Pin It
Photo: Instagram/@blakelively

Yes, it may seem like Blake Lively’s living a #flawless existence. She’s got a handsome (and funny!) husband, Ryan Reynolds, two cute kids (Ines, who turns 1 in September, and James, 2), and a killer career (she stars in and is executive producing the upcoming film The Husband’s Secret). The former Gossip Girl turns 30 next month, and on the September cover of Glamour, she explains that while people are always commenting on her “perfect” clothes, hair, and family, that’s not quite what she’s going for.

“When you read, ‘Oh, she’s got a perfect life,’ or ‘Her life is crumbling’—they pick narratives for everyone. And the narratives stick.”

“It’s nonsense,” she says. “It simplifies people…The night before an interview, I have complete anxiety: How is this person going to spin me? So when you read, ‘Oh, she’s got a perfect life,’ or ‘Her life is crumbling’—they pick narratives for everyone. And the narratives stick.”

And when it comes to parenting two young girls, Lively says she’s just doing her best. “We’re all born feeling perfect until somebody tells us we’re not,” Lively says. “Do I know how to be the best parent for a daughter? No, I have no idea. All I can do is share what I’m thinking—and learn from others.” Blake, we feel ya—and if you need some mothering inspo, here’s some grade-A advice from some really special moms (AKA ours).

How does Lively stay in supermom shape? Here’s what she cut from her diet in an effort to feel better, and here’s the workout she swears by

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

chips and guac

Mentioning guacamole in your dating profile might increase your love luck

how to be single and happy

5 science-backed tips for being single and happy—even if you *really* want a partner

news about happiness

A wellness expert says *this* is the next big thing

Premenstrual syndrome bloating and healing tips

Put away the Tums: Try one of these 5 ways to reduce PMS bloating naturally instead

Are foodborne illness outbreaks on the rise?

Are foodborne illnesses on the rise, or what?

The vegan poke bowl recipe secret ingredient

Make vegan poké taste like the real thing, thanks to one dietitian-approved simple trick