Did Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Buy a Country Home Together?

Green Lantern stars cozying up together in upstate New York love shack

By John Boone Apr 23, 2012 1:50 PMTags
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively Flynet Pictures

Blake Lively has apparently gone from the Upper East Side to the country…and with some very hunky company.

The Gossip Girl star and her boyfriend Ryan Reynolds are rumored to have purchased a "beautiful country home" in Bedford, N.Y., about an hour outside of their New York City stomping grounds.

But what's the real deal behind this new real estate?

A source tells E! News that despite reports of the home being a joint purchase, the property belongs solely to Blake. The source calls claims that they bought the home together "not true."

"Blake bought the place in Bedford earlier this year and has been spending almost all her time there since Gossip Girl went on hiatus," the source close to the couple explains E! News. "Ryan lives there, too."

For his part, Reynolds' rep told E! News simply, "I do not comment on locations of my clients' homes." There was no comment from Team Lively.

Regardless of who ponied up the down payment, it seems Blake is loving the simpler life.

"She no longer has an apartment in the city," our insider continues. "She now has to stay in hotels when doing business in Manhattan and enjoys life upstate more. She loves horses and getting away."

Ryan too, we assume, as the source describes Ryan and Blake as being "inseparable" recently.

As for the pricetag?

"The house cost more than $2 million," a source tells People, further revealing that the couple has been spotted around town on romantic dates, including horseback riding and dining at the Bedford Post Inn.

This isn't the first time the twosome has been said to be purchasing real estate together. Blake and Ryan—who met while shooting The Green Lantern but didn't begin dating until late last year—were, per the New York Post, already apartment hunting in NYC together in November. 

But who needs space in a city sky rise when you can score some alone time outside of the limelight, right? It'll certainly make avoiding those pesky paparazzi a lot easier. 

Requests for comment have not been returned by reps for either Blake or Ryan.

It wouldn't be too shocking, considering the two stars have seemed to be getting serious for some time now, what with Ry meeting Blake's family and the duo taking romantic vacations together to bed and breakfasts

Guess the couple will be enjoying plenty more PDA-packed picnics...in peace!