Blake Lively
Is that a baby bump?
Well, well, well -- surprise, surprise. A mere week and a half after her spontaneous wedding to Ryan Reynolds, new rumors are swirling saying Blake Lively is pregnant with her first child.

Supposedly the cast and crew of Gossip Girl is convinced that Blake has a bun in the oven for two reasons: Because she's "glowing," and she's pigging out on the set, which is uncharacteristic compared to her usual "25-year-old celeb who's watching her girlish figure" eating style.

And while her beaming demeanor and hunger for a few extra morsels of food may simply be a result of her newfound happiness -- Blake being pregnant does seem to be highly probable, and it definitely makes sense out of her quickie wedding.

If she and Ryan are set to become parents in the next few months, it's really not a huge shock that they tied the knot before spilling the beans on expecting a little one. And if they did decide to speed up their nuptials and become Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds because they knew there was a baby on the way, they made a very smart move.

While I don't necessarily think pregnant women have to get married the second they find out they're expecting, taking the plunge does give the baby a much better foundation right from the start, and it shows the parents are committed to having a family together. And as far as being pregnant goes, personally -- I can't imagine going through something that major without the love and support of my husband.

If I had gotten pregnant before our wedding, I'm pretty sure I would've done everything possible to get the date bumped up so that we were husband and wife before our son arrived. And if I could've helped it, I'd have done it while I was still in my first trimester so I wouldn't have to walk down the aisle with a big ol' baby bump sticking out of my dress.

Soooo -- will we be hearing a baby announcement from Blake and Ryan in the near future? Or will a little Reynolds be kept off the radar just as well as their surprise wedding was? They seem like pretty private people, so I doubt they'll be shouting it from the rooftops if Blake is, indeed, pregnant. But it's not like she's going to be able to conceal a growing belly for too much longer.

*Update -- Blake Lively's rep is denying the pregnancy report, calling it "completely untrue."

Did you get pregnant before or after you were married? Do you think it made a difference in how secure you felt dealing with such a huge life change?

 

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