There are people who eat simply because they're hungry, never really giving much thought to what they're eating. Blake Lively is not one of those people. The Shallows star loves to cook—so much so she's taken classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has invited chefs to her home to help her hone her skills. One glance at her Instagram shows that she loves a mug of ultra-rich hot cocoa just as much as a head-turning pair of Louboutins or a braid that'd make Rapunzel jealous.
Blake Lively yellow dress at Savages New York Premiere red carpet. Plunging halter neckline, sleeveless, yellow chiffon A-line long celebrity bridesmaid prom dress.
Even the actress's favorite clothes reflect this—remember when she told Vogue the best part of her day was her heels, which looked like they were studded with Everlasting Gobstoppers? Or that crystal-covered, cupcake-shaped handbag Blake Lively 'grammed?
Naturally, this made us wonder what she eats in a typical day, and whether what's on her Instagram in any way reflects what she has IRL. Her latest feature in Marie Claire's July issue had some insights—and made us want to try her mac & cheese hack ASAP.
SHE MAKES HER OWN MCMUFFINS.
Lively can skip the drive-thru; McD's doesn't serve sriracha mayo, anyway, which turns out to be the secret ingredient in her homemade breakfast sandwiches. That and extra-sharp cheddar, it seems.
If she's going out to brunch, she'll order an eggs benedict, she told Vogue.
SHE HAS NO PROBLEM WITH CARBS.
There are certain foods that are celebrity diet mainstays: Salads for lunch, lean meat and veggies for dinner, a handful of almonds as a mid-day snack. At the Marie Claire shoot, Lively opted for a club sandwich and pot stickers, following it up later in the day with Nobu sushi and sweets from Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery.
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Update, 4/13: In an interview to promote her new film, The Age of Adaline, Blake Lively revealed that her sister, Robyn, is daughter James' godmother, not her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars: "I never named them my godmothers," she told E! "They're my dear friends. I would say my baby has a lot of fairy godmothers." Watch the video here.
Update, 4/10: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds finally confirmed the name of their daughter James just a few weeks ago, but now the celebrity baby's godmothers have been revealed as well. It turns out that baby James has not one but three famous godmothers—Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel—who all co-starred with Blake Lively in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie.
Amber Tamblyn revealed the news on VH1's Morning Buzz Live stating that she, America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel all share godmother duties for baby James.
Update, 3/20: During an appearance on Today, Ryan Reynolds confirmed that he and wife Blake Lively named their daughter James: "I didn't want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media, because as we know, little girls turn into teenage girls and little teenage girls sometimes scan through the archives and go, 'Why did you do that?'"
Update, 2/13: Lighting up the New York Fashion Week scene yesterday was new mom Blake Lively, who made her first post-pregnancy appearance at Gabriela Cadena's runway show. The actress showed off her post-baby body in a form-fitting black and white dress while posing backstage at the show.
Update, 2/12: Accordingto E!, a source close to Reynolds and Lively has revealed that the new parents have named their daughter James. While the couple has yet to confirm or deny this baby name, Ryan Reynolds told reporters last week that they did not name their daughter Violet, as it has been reported. Lively gave birth to the couple's first child two months ago—only time will tell if this rumored baby name is in fact the correct one...
Update, 2/5: Yesterday Ryan Reynolds revealed that he and Blake Lively did not name their new baby Violet, as it had previously been rumored. Last night on the Late Show with David Letterman, the actor played coy while Letterman tried to coax the new baby's name out of him. While the new dad did not reveal his daughter's real name, he did confirm that "it is a family name" although it is not Elaine, after Blake's mother.
Reynolds joked, "I threw out the idea of just never naming the kid to be totally original but we do have a name." Watch below as David Letterman plays the baby name guessing game:
Update, 2/3: While promoting his new comedy The Voices, Ryan Reynolds revealed that he and Blake Lively did not name their new baby Violet, as had been previously reported: "No, that's not the name. I don't want to get into that but I don't know where that came from," Reynolds said, also revealing that he and Lively are behind on their sleep.
Update, 1/6: According to a tweet sent by a person claiming to work at the Westchester Medical Center, Lively and Reynolds welcomed a daughter named Violet, Page Six reports.
Update, 1/5: Page Six reports that Lively and Reynolds welcomed their child over the holidays. Though the baby arrived earlier than expected, both Lively and the newborn are doing well. Congratulations to the new family!
Update, 10/10: Lively shared more photos from her baby shower on Preserve today. Alongside pictures of the mom-to-be and her friends celebrating with cake and gifts, Lively penned a short note about her pregnancy:
With a new baby on the way there is so much to do! But before experiencing the joy of 3am screams, seemingly impossible amounts of poop and having a favorite shirt covered in reflux… there are presents to open, onesies to dye, there is cake to serve, advice to be shared and all around celebration to be had. And that we did…
Original post, 10/6: Major congratulations are in order for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who revealed they're expecting their first child on Lively's website, Preserve, this morning.
Lively announced the news in the introductory letter to the site's fall issue: "Preserve at its core is about family...With family on our mind, we looked to the origin of it all—to the women in our lives who are right there, at that special moment; at the creation of family." Pictures of a baby shower accompany the essay, with a photo of Lively (taken by her brother, Eric) showing off her baby bump featured at the end.
Congratulations to the couple!