Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Welcome Second Child

09/30/2016 at 12:40 PM ET

Blake Lively pregnant Ryan Reynolds second child
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And baby makes four for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds!

The actors have welcomed their second child, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Lively gave birth in New York. No further details — including the baby’s sex and name — are known. Reps for the couple could not be reached for comment.

The new addition joins big sister James, 22 months.

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A source close to Lively, 29, confirmed to PEOPLE in April that she and Reynolds, 39, were expecting baby number two.

The Gossip Girl alum made her baby bump debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in May, when she stepped out for the premiere of her film Café Society — whose New York City premiere she also attended in July, outfitting her growing bump in a beautiful gray and pink dress.

In fact, Lively was quite the maternity style maven to watch throughout her second pregnancy, from her numerous fit-for-royalty gowns at Cannes to the premieres for her summer films, including her survival thriller The Shallows.

Both Reynolds and Lively come from big families and have shared their hopes for a big family of their own.

“I’m one of five kids. My husband is one of four, so we’re officially breeders,” Lively joked on the Today show in June. “You can go on our website and we will give you some of our children.”

The actress also told Marie Claire earlier that month that she wants to give her kids a “nice, normal upbringing.”

“We don’t ever want to rob them of what we had because then we’d feel really selfish,” she said, adding that, “All my eggs are in one basket, and that’s my family.”

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Deadpool star Reynolds is no doubt excited to be a second-time dad.

“I don’t have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter‘s finger,” the former Sexiest Man Alive told PEOPLE of James for a February cover story. “I have been wrapped around her little finger since the day she plopped out into this world.”

And regardless of whether the couple’s second child had been a boy or a girl, the new dad of two — who has three older brothers — would have been equally overjoyed.

“I would love to have a little boy at some point, but I would not be an unhappy man if I had a six-person soccer team of girls,” he joked to PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle in April.

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Melissa on

Why even announce the birth if they aren’t going to tell us what the sex is or the name?? Pointless…


YES sure lame

Edie on

Hmmmmmm…Since their little girl is named James, will they name the new baby, Mary, if it’s a boy?

aunt sissy on

@Melissa if you read again they did not announce the birth…the always informed “source” announced it…

maryhelenc on

Congrats to them! And kudos to them for keeping their kids out of the public eye & allowing them to have a normal childhood. Seeing some of the comments about James, her name (which has great importance to them, as that was Reynolds’s father who died just before James was born & Blake herself was named after a male relative), its for the best.

lola on

Aww… a new baby.
Congratulations to you both.
No one needs to know if they had a boy or girl. Just wish them well, move on with your day and try really hard to get over yourselves. SMH

elegant gypsy on

I thought it was a fake bump to go along with the fake boobs.

L on

Beautiful and private couple ! Congrats

Steph on

Lol, I love how they keep their life private. Of course they have the ‘fake sources’

Guest on

Judging from the already nasty comments, I hope this baby takes after Ryan’s Canadian side and learns to be nice and kind.

DaisyMoon on

So let’s see how long it takes them to bless the world with knowing their child’s name this time…

Lee Anne on

Congratulations to the Reynolds family!! God bless you!!

CJ on

It was announced because PEOPLE announces whatever they want, whenever they want. They don’t need details or facts to move forward with their articles! I doubt Blake and Ryan called a PEOPLE reporter and told them to spread the world. There are enough paparazzi out there to let the cat out of the bag when she showed up at the hospital. Duh!

craig on

Blake is doing all the right things, she is stable and comes from a solid family…she has her head on her shoulders; she now has two kids…unlike Paris who is running around the world, on the shelf like a chicken with no head

Amy on

Poor daughter James – hard name for a girl to live with. Why make her life hard from the beginning??? Have a brain, parents. And why say anything now if you don’t want to give gender or name. These 2 needto think before they act. Dumb.

lindsay on

okay so she gave birth. How about a name and the sex otherwise what’s the point?

Troll on

Let me guess, a boy and his name is Sarah.

SAR on

Good for them for keeping the details private. Unlike some celebs, who claim to be private but gleefully seek publicity and attention at every turn *cough* Natalie Portman *cough*, Blake and Ryan really are private.

Scarlett on

Pompous no talents.

Anonymous on

A boy named Sue, perhaps? Seriously. A girl named James? If it’s to honor a male relative, they could have still honored him by naming their daughter Jamey (or any other spelling). It would at least be recognizable as a girl’s name while still referencing James.

Kristine on

This couple just welcomed another child into the world. I have absolutely no idea why so many here are using it as an opportunity to dole out hateful comments. Would it kill you all just to be happy for someone for a brief moment?

cyclone on

When the 1st kid was born they didn’t want to reveal they even had the kid let alone the name because as Ryan said he didn’t want the kid to resent him years later for putting it out in the press which was the lamest excuse. However, they seem to have embraced the media a little bit more, talking more about their life, relationship, their kid (now kids) and even a month or so ago showing a video of their daughter on The Tonight Show. I think we’ll learn the details soon enough.

Julie Hollenbach on

Maybe its a boy named Rose

Granted on

I wonder what Blake’s favorite baby-making position is? I’d bet cowgirl or reverse cowgirl.

Carole Ann on

I get that they want to be private but what is the darn point of even releasing she had the baby with no information at all! This is what Keri Russell did as well. If you don’t want people to know anything, then don’t release a word that she even gave birth. Defies logic….they must have a dumb publicist. Other A listers release more information. What harm to their privacy would at least releasing the gender possibly cause them? Seriously, it would just be saying “it’s a boy or it’s a girl”. They’ve overthought this.

Anonymous on

Beautiful couple, congrats and god bless 😊

Anonymous on

Beautiful couple,,congrats and god bless 😊

VeronicaDoll on

2nd Baby? Who cares? She’s Young and Fertile. What’s so hard about that??

Pat D. on

A hearty congratulation to the happy couple..

Anonymous on

Boy, Girl, Alien??? What is with all the secrecy? Just too weird.

Pam on

Congratulations on the birth of your child!

Gena on

I’m wondering why you linked to my post, especially in the sentences that you did. I can’t come up with a connection to those specific sentences bf, only a general connection between the topic of your post and the topic of my post cg which was on the band SEWER and their album cd SEWERLUST.