Is Blake Lively Pregnant With Baby No. 2? Why Her Bundled Up Beach Look & Brother-in-Law Have Us Wondering

Actress and husband Ryan Reynolds are already proud parents to 16-month-old daughter James

By Rebecca Macatee Apr 14, 2016 6:55 PMTags
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Blake Lively's made no secret about the fact that she and hubby Ryan Reynolds want to have several kids.

The 28-year-old actress and 39-year-old Deadpool star are already the proud parents of a 16-month-old daughter named James, but recent signs hint there might be another baby Reynolds on the way. (Blake's rep declined to comment on any pregnancy speculation.)

There is by no means a Megan Fox-level obvious baby bump anywhere to be seen, but Blake has made a point to keep her midsection under wraps (literally). This past Tuesday, as you can see above, she tied a robe around her waist while filming reshoots for The Shallows on the beach in Malibu. Yes, the scene itself probably did call for a rash guard rather than a triangle top, but Blake's bundled-up behavior on this day isn't the norm for this beach babe.

For comparison, see belowthis picture was posted 14 weeks ago:

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Another indication Blake has babies on the brain (and maybe even one on board)? The actress has always been very family oriented, but National Siblings Day this past Sunday, she Instagrammed a photo with both her sisters Lori Lively and Robyn Lively, brother Eric Lively, brother-in-law Bart Johnson and two of his brothers, and somewhat randomly, Florence Welch. She joked about the fact she comes from big family, too, writing, "Yes, our parents are breeders."

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Next possible hint of a bun in the oven? Robyn's husband Bart, aka Blake's brother-in-law, regrammed the "EPIC post from my super rad little sister," and gushed how, "These two families [Johnson and Lively] were meant to be together and now the family is growing and evolving with more EPIC members and RIDICULOUS babies and Christmas, Holidays and all family gatherings are just OFF THE RAILS..."

Did you catch that? The family is growing and evolving with more EPIC members and RIDICULOUS babies—could Blake have let the fam in on some happy news, perhaps?

Keep an eye on Instagram, or better yet, be on the lookout for the new Preserve. The now-defunct lifestyle site is where Blake announced her first pregnancy in October 2014. When the site shut down just a year later, Blake promised (via Vogue) " to come back with a plan that will rock people."

We're excited to see what that plan might be, and we'll be interested to see if it kicks off with a baby announcement. 

—Additional reporting by Marc Malkin