Blake Lively recently revealed what she did to get her middle child to warm up to her new sibling.
The actress has three daughters—James, 5, Inez, 3, and a baby girl whose birth she announced with husband Ryan Reynolds in October 2019. During an appearance on The Tonight Show to promote her latest film The Rhythm Section, she discussed how her older kids have taken to the latest addition to the family, People reports.
“It’s a bit of a tough adjustment in our house, but it’s good,” she told host Jimmy Fallon. “I have two other daughters, so my oldest is very into the baby but my middle child, not so much.”
Inez, the actress said, “pretends” to play with her baby sis, but didn’t adjust to having another sibling as quickly as her eldest, who she said was “maternal and loving” from the start. “Our middle daughter just keeps away from her,” she said.
However, things changed after she put things into perspective for her second-born. “And then I said to [Inez], ‘You know, you’re gonna get to teach her everything she knows! You get to teach her about cities and the sky and flowers and Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse, anything you want.’ And she goes [to her new sister], ‘Oh, I didn’t love you, but now I do,’” the actress recalled.
That is truly adorable. It sounds like Inez is eager to be an awesome older sister. Congrats to the cute couple and their family!