Ryan Reynolds Finally Opens Up About Baby No.3 and Being a Dad

“It’s all women. I’d have it no other way.”
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
Dec 2019
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Ryan Reyonds and Blake Lively are certainly celebrity parents that likes to stay private when it comes to their growing family. (Though, Lively has been quite vocal about her love for Amazon as a mom.) After all, fans only found out about baby no. 3 when Lively made an appearance with her bump to the premier of Reynold’s “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” movie back in May. But, in a rare occurrence, the actor opened up about baby no. 3 and being a celebrity dad.

He gushed about the newest arrival to the family this morning, confirming that baby no. 3 is a girl. “It’s all women,” he told TODAY, adding, “I’d have it no other way.” He even joked that it was his way of doing his part to help “wipe men off the face of the earth,” later adding, “I love it. It’s been incredible.”

As for baby no. 3’s name, Reynolds stated he and Lively didn’t have one yet. “All of the letters in her name are silent,” he joked. “I want to give her something to push against in life.” Of course, this doesn’t come as a surprise, as the couple remained tight-lipped about the names of their previous two daughters until a few months after they were born.

While the now father to three couldn’t be happier with his little girls, he admits it hasn’t all been easy—particularly when he has to leave them for work. “Leaving the house is getting harder and harder,” he told TODAY. “It gets a lot harder when they ask, ‘Where are you going? When are you coming home? Why are you leaving me?’”

Of course, these feelings are ones that all working parents can struggle with. If you or someone you know is dealing with returning to work as a new parent, check out our tips on balancing work and motherhood.

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