Ryan and I have turned down films for family: Blake
Hollywood actor Blake Lively (right) says she and husband, actor Ryan Reynolds (below), have always prioritised family over anything else, and rejected many film offers in the past, just to spend time with each other and their daughter.
The Gossip Girl star, who has 18-month-old James with Reynolds, said the couple believes in “chasing and maintaining” the family ties rather than their careers, reported USA Today. “We’ve both given up projects we love because we can’t keep our family together. People think their career is something they have to chase and maintain, but for us, we said, ‘Let’s chase and maintain our personal life.’ This career is like the stock market: You’ve got to stay hot while you’re hot. But your family, that’s the real thing that gives you security, success and happiness,” said Lively, 28.