PICTURE: Blake Lively attended her friend's wedding just days after giving birth
Published 03/10/2016 | 09:54
Blake Lively is a dedicated friend.
The Shallows star (29) welcomed her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds (39) last week and just days later, she was back in high heels as she attended her assistant Jessica Rose's wedding.
Blake posted a sweet picture of her giving the bride a kiss on the cheek, captioning it: "Most beautiful bride on the planet. And the best friend I could ask for. Thank you for being EVERYTHING. I love you."
Lively and Reynolds have yet to confirm the baby's sex or name, similar to when they welcomed their daughter James in 2014 and have been proactive about protecting their children's privacy.
Neither has shared a photo of their eldest child and explained that she puts her family's privacy above all else.
"My husband and I chose a profession and a side effect of that is, your personal life is public," the Gossip Girl actress told Marie Claire. "Our child hasn't had the opportunity to choose whether or not she wants her personal life to be public or not. So in order to give her as much normality as possible, we want her to have a childhood like we had."
"I'd rather not have to deal with it at all, but we knew the lifestyle we were getting into, and while it's hard… it's another thing when it's our child. She didn't have the opportunity to make a decision about what she wants."
Reynolds, whom she secretly wed in 2012, echoed her statements, saying that his children haven't been able to make the choice to be in the spotlight as they did.
"Privacy, that word, is always a little off-putting for me because it sort of suggests that there's some sort of shunning or shutting out, or some entitlement," he told Entertainment Tonight.
"I just think that by virtue of the fact that, when you put yourself in the public eye, you have to accept certain aspects of it, and some of them are that there sometimes isn't any privacy. And that's OK, 'cause I signed up for this, but I think to some degree if you don't court it, you don't have to deal with it so much."