Sibling rivalry in the works? In a revelation many parents can relate to, Blake Lively shared that one of her daughters is having trouble adjusting to the new baby — and big sis’s behavior towards the latest family addition is, well, sort of hilarious. Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds welcomed their third child into the fold last fall, so it makes sense everyone is still learning how to do life with another little girl in the mix.
Lively got candid about her kids’ feelings during a visit to The Tonight Show on Wednesday, confessing that their now 5-month-old wasn’t universally well-received. “It’s a bit of a tough adjustment in our house, but it’s good,” Lively revealed when host Jimmy Fallon asked about her growing family. “I have two other daughters, so my oldest is very into the baby but my middle child, not so much.” She joked of her middle child Inez’s attitude toward the baby, “We’re thinking of keeping her.”
“She sort of pretends to play with her,” Lively said of Inez, adding, “And then I said to her, ‘You’re going to teach her everything she knows. You get to teach her about cities and the sky and flowers and Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse — anything you want!’ And she goes, ‘Aw, I didn’t love you but now I do.'”
But where Inez, 3, hasn’t taken to the new baby, oldest daughter James, 5, has responded in practically polar opposition. James, said Lively, is “very maternal” and enjoys “loving on” her new baby sister. Inez has clearly adopted a much different perspective about the baby and “just keeps away from her,” jokes the mom-of-three.
Other than the potential sibling rivalry brewing, little else is known about the third daughter in the Lively-Reynolds household. Despite Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin’s best attempts to get the child’s name during a Today show segment, Reynolds rebuffed them. “We’re gonna be original, and all the letters in her name are silent,” he joked.
However, as Lively also insinuated while talking to Fallon, one thing’s for sure: Life with three daughters is exponentially more interesting. “It’s like going from two to 3,000,” Lively said during a recent appearance on Good Morning America. “I mean, we have so many children. It’s pretty crazy. We’re outnumbered, and it’s a lot.”