In 2014, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcomed their daughter James into the world. We haven’t seen much of her since — and that’s on purpose. The couple keeps their little bundle of joy of the spotlight, and in a recent interview in the August issue of Marie Claire UK, Blake explained why.
Unlike most stars, Blake and Ryan don’t live in Los Angeles. Instead, they’re living a quiet family life in Bedford, New York, and they don’t plan on relocating any time soon.
“My husband and I chose a profession and a side effect of that is your personal life is public,” she explained in the interview. “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. So we can’t really throw her into the lion’s den that is L.A., not that we really want to.”
While we totally wish we knew more about James, we 100% respect their family decision to avoid the paparazzi. We’re grateful for the little hints we get along the way, like when Ryan shared her birthday on December 16th, or when Blake described what she looks like, and what features she has from each of her parents.
James is going to have an awesome life wherever she lives, because she’s being raised by such thoughtful and caring parents.