Blake Lively’s sister spills the beans on her sibling’s parenting skills

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Not only is Blake’s big sister Robyn singing her sibling’s praises, she admits the pair cutely squabble over the care of their various kids!


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“Those are my children!”

Mum-of-three Robyn says her sister is a born mother and that she and Blake love spending time with each other’s kids.

“This [motherhood] is where she belongs,” Robyn said.

“She has my children and I have her children, [and] we’re like, ‘No, those are my children!’ She’s like, ‘No, your children are my children.’ We always argue about it. She’s the best,” Robyn told ET.

Anyone who’s felt deep affection for their sibling or bestie’s kids will know exactly how this plays out!

Robyn’s also an actor, best known for her roles in the film Teen Witch as well as appearances in Twin Peaks, Doogie Howser and Saving Grace (to name but a few!)



“Cherish and savour”

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds married in 2012 and are parents to 2-year-old daughter James and 4-month-old Ines.

Robyn told ET she’d warned her younger sister that the days are long, but the years are short.

“What I have told her is just to [not] feed them and water them too much because they grow up too quickly.”

“They just grow up too quickly, just cherish and savour.”

The new normal

Robyn says her brother-in-law Ryan Reynolds has adapted easily to parenting.  The couple are apparently refreshingly down-to-earth when it comes to raising their kids.

“He’s amazing too. They’re so great, and they protect their little family and they’re normal,” she revealed.

“Their family is everything and I’m so proud of them. They kept their sense of normality and that’s amazing.”



Lively moniker

In other Blake family fun facts, we did some digging on the Lively name.

It turns out that Blake’s dad, Ernie Lively, married Elaine Lively (formerly Elaine McAlpin) in 1979 and took his new wife’s surname.

Elaine already had 3 kids from her previous marriage – Lori, Robyn and Jason – so Ernie’s name matched his step-kids’ straight away. Nice one, Ernie!

Ernie and Elaine Lively then had a baby boy together – Blake’s brother Eric – and then Blake was born in 1987, named for her grandmother’s brother, and taking on the Lively name too.

That’s a lot of Livelys, right?! Phew! So now you know!


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