Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively haven’t slowed down a bit since their September 2012 wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina. While Reynolds has continued to focus on his acting career, Lively has settled into the couple’s Bedford, New York, home as a self-proclaimed celebrity homemaker and has continued to focus on her dual loves of cooking and advocacy.
Reynolds, who was previously engaged to singer Alanis Morissette and married to fellow actor Scarlett Johansson, will return to the big screen later in 2013 as the star of “R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department),” an adaptation from the Dark Horse comic of the same name. He’s long been known for his fondness of graphic novels taken to the big screen, having previously starred in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Blade: Trinity,” and the “Green Lantern.” It was while starring in the title role of “Green Lantern” that Reynolds met Lively, who played his character’s love interest, Carol Ferris.
Reynolds made time to work on an undisclosed film project with buddy Bradley Cooper. He’s also recently finished work on a movie called “Queen of the Night,” due out in 2014, and he has begun working on two films, “The Voices” and “Selfless.” His crowded future also includes the Scottish hero flick “Highlander” and reprising his “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” role in “Deadpool.” He’s attached to several other titles still in development, including “TMI,” “Most Wanted,” and “Battle for Bonneville.” Clearly, marriage has suited Reynolds like a thousand-dollar suit, and his ascent as an in-demand actor continues.
While Lively doesn’t have any new big-or little-screen titles on her horizon, her passions continue to keep her busy and as in-demand as her hubby. Lively, who formerly starred on the hit television series “Gossip Girl,” became the face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle line of handbags in 2011 and was also chosen to represent Gucci’s fragrance Gucci Premiere in 2012. It’s this latter affiliation that’s kept Lively liveliest lately.
In early June 2013, Lively traveled to London to participate in Gucci’s charitable concert, The Sound of Change. The concert supported the Chime for Change initiative, which Gucci developed to empower women globally. At the event, Lively rubbed elbows with hit performers Madonna, Beyoncé, and Jennifer Lopez while sneaking snuggles with Reynolds backstage and showing the media that they’re clearly still in their honeymoon phase. The newlyweds traveled to London together after spending time in Berlin while Reynolds filmed “The Voices,” and they even got to socialize at the concert with their very own wedding entertainer, Florence Welch. Since marrying, the couple has also jetted off to Paris and Reynolds’ native Canada.
Lively hasn’t taken a new role for television or film since “Gossip Girl” ended in 2012, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t continued to perform. In the spring of 2013, the celebrity homemaker was filmed by “Vogue” for a cooking clip on brie pastry that was featured on the popular magazine’s website. Thanks to her passion for creating mouthwatering food, Lively enjoys taking cooking classes whenever she travels outside of the United States, where she can fully immerse herself in local customs and cuisines. In fact, her love for food is so extensively developed that she’s expressed an interested in owning her own restaurant someday, the perfect follow-up to spending a night as a pastry chef in New York City’s Per Se and developing a s’mores cupcake-which is now available for sale at Sprinkles bakeries in the Beverly Hills area.
What else does the future hold for this lovely couple? With their eleven-year age difference nearly invisible to the naked eye and their love continuing in full bloom, the sky’s the limit. Lively has revealed a love for children to reporters in the past, while Reynolds’ love for superheroes has him lined up as a great potential dad. Celebrity stylists and style buffs have noted that since marriage, Lively has settled comfortably into a more mature look, favoring clothes better designed for couture than her previous, more revealing looks. Her evolving style continues to earn her magazine covers and high-ranking votes on lists of attractive women. Not to be outdone, Reynolds continues to rake in awards and roles, but he always seems to make time for his still-new marriage. By all accounts, the couple is well loved and driven to succeed. It will be interesting to watch Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds over the next few years as their love matures and their personal and joint interests continue to bloom.