Blake Lively Enjoys Private Baby Shower With Close Friends Including Taylor Swift

Actress enjoys an intimate celebration in New York City

By Mike Vulpo, Sara Kitnick Aug 29, 2016 10:41 PMTags

The countdown to baby No. 2 is officially on.

More than four months after news broke that Blake Lively was expecting her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, E! News has exclusively learned that the actress enjoyed a private baby shower this past weekend.

A source confirms that the celebration was held at the Bedford Post Inn Saturday afternoon in New York. Guests started arriving around 11 a.m. local time and enjoyed the 90-minute gathering in the heart of Westchester County.

As for who scored a special invite, E! News can confirm Taylor Swift was in attendance and celebrated her friend's upcoming arrival. As for when she got an invite, we're picturing a special moment during the Fourth of July weekend. Totally possible, right?

Once the shower ended, a few guests went back to Blake and Ryan's house to hang out and catch up even more.

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While Saturday's gathering was an official celebration, the Hollywood couple hasn't hidden their excitement at having a growing family.

"We'd love to have a big family. We both come from big families—my parents did four, Blake's did five," Ryan once gushed to Details magazine. "A lot of people say it's crazy, but we'll only know when we're there, you know?"

And while acting on the big and small screen has certainly brought mom and dad plenty of happiness over the years, there is something about family that always takes priority.

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"It's the best," Blake told E! News when opening up about motherhood. "It's the thing that binds us all—family. We have very unique jobs for a living, but we all are a part of someone's family. It's a nice thing."

She later told Marie Claire UK, "I'm always ambitious about film-making, but I love my personal life so much—and my family so much—that it takes a lot to make me want to leave the house."

Fortunately, we have a sense this baby shower was totally worth a little traveling.

—Reporting by Alli Rosenbloom

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