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Blake Lively Says Having Kids “Electrified” Her Nervous System

The actress told her Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants co-star, Amber Tamblyn, that she’s felt “the greatest highs, the greatest fears, the lows, all of it,” since welcoming her four children, adding, “what I feel in my body is everything.”
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Published March 6, 2024
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Blake Lively is putting to words what those “super mom” senses can feel like.

The beloved *Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants actress recently chatted with her bestie and co-star Amber Tamblyn about how much her life has changed since welcoming her four children.

“I know I’m a skin-covered nervous system because that’s the anatomy of a human, but my nervous system feels electrified since having a child,” she told Tamblyn on her Substack show Further Ado. “I have experienced every single emotion in the human spectrum of emotions and then some. The greatest highs, the greatest fears, the lows, all of it. So what I feel in my body is everything.”

While Lively deals with the ups and downs of feeling everything much more intensely these days, she notes that being a parent makes life so much easier “because I feel so authentically now versus imagining and that translates into all of my creativity.” The Gossip Girl star added, “When I get scared of something, it’s so much bigger and faster and brighter When I feel love, it’s brighter. Everything is just probably what cocaine feels like,” she joked

This isn’t the first time Lively has caught up with her Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants co-stars, though. Just a few months ago, the cast of the film, including Alexis Bledel, Tamblyn and Lively, got together to celebrate America Ferrera in her Academy-Aware nominated role from Barbie. “Some weeks are for the man in your life. Some weeks are for the women,” Lively captioned a post featuring the four who are all now mothers. “I was so happy to celebrate my denim sister @americaferrera She’s the heart and soul of @barbiethemovie because she’s the heart and soul of everything she’s a part of.”

Our hats off to these multi-talented moms!

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