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Blake Lively, Marie Claire, July Issue

Beau Grealy

While she may not be handing out family photos, Blake Lively is finally offering some details about her highly secretive first born, James. 

The new mom, who is presently expecting her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, has kept her 1-year-old daughter out of the public eye since her secret winter birth in December 2014. No matter what kind of strategically worded questions the media has thrown at the Shallows actress, she has managed to avoid offering any information too revealing about the baby.

While Reynolds previously told Ellen DeGeneres the little girl was talking and walking, the public hasn't seen her save for a few distant paparazzi shots and an Instagram photo of her miniature hand grasping her father's jumbo fingers. That kind of anonymity is precisely what the pregnant star had in mind for her children. 

"Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had. We don't ever want to rob them of what we had, because we'd feel really selfish," she said in the July issue of Marie Claire. "We knew the lifestyle we were getting into, and while it's hard…it's another thing when it's our child. She didn't have the opportunity to make a decision about what she wants." 

Blake Lively, Marie Claire, July Issue

Beau Grealy

While she's deeply protective of her kin, she does describe which genetically gifted parent her child is growing up to look like. 

"She has my clammy hands!" Lively said. "And my heavy eyelids, my meaty eyelids," she added, referencing her signature hooded eyes. It's progress, considering Lively claims the baby looked like Reynold's "doppelgänger for the first six months."

As the new parents near their fourth wedding anniversary this September, the former Green Lantern co-stars turned couple continue to emulate the kind of happy marriage rarely seen in Hollywood. Their secret? Their friendship is rock solid. 

"I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me," she admitted to the magazine. "I'd never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him."