Blake Lively Reveals Why She Married Ryan Reynolds
There are plenty of reasons why Blake Lively might have fallen for Ryan Reynolds, and eventually decide that he was the ONE. Perhaps it was how hot he is, or maybe it was his wild sense of humor that won her over. Maybe it was how friggin’ hot he is. It could have been their similar career paths. Or there’s a chance it was because he’s really freakin’ hot. Perhaps it’s all of those things wrapped up (in his super-toned bod) that make him Blake’s best friend, and that is, in fact, why she knew she wanted to spend her life with him.
Talking to Marie Claire in a new interview, Blake reveals various deets about her new film, The Shallows, as well as her family life with Ryan and toddler daughter, James, with a new baby on the way. “I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me. I’d never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him.” Too sweet!
Blake also revealed that “Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had.” As lovely as that is, what about the jet-setting life and toy-store-like playrooms they could provide for their kiddos? It turns out that that’s not what Blake and Ryan want for their little ones. They want, instead, to provide them with the happy kind of lives they themselves enjoyed while growing up. “We don’t ever want to rob them of what we had, because we’d feel really selfish.”
It sounds like Blake and Ryan are loving their lives together as much as they love each other.
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(h/t Marie Claire, photos via Pool, Dimitrios Kambouris, Michael Loccisano/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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