Thursday night turned out to be a pleasant surprise for Blake Lively fans as she walked the New York City premiere of Pokémon Detective Pikachu with a baby bump, making it official that the former Gossip Girl star and husband Ryan Reynolds are expecting their third child together. She has been off social media since January and now we know why!

The couple, who got married in 2012, has two daughters James, 4, and Inez, 2. In 2016, Lively hinted that the two wanted a big family, saying in jest, “I’m one of five kids. My husband is one of four, so we’re officially breeders. You can go on our website and we will give you some of our children.”

They focus on living notoriously private lives. “My husband and I chose a profession and a side effect of that is your personal life is public,” Blake previously told Marie Claire UK. “Our child hasn’t had the opportunity to choose whether or not she wants her personal life to be public or not. So in order to give her as much normality as possible, we want her to have a childhood like we had.”

Reynolds recently told People how he and Lively have perfected the work-life balance so that the family stays strong.

“Blake and I don’t do movies at the same time. If she is doing a movie in Thailand and I am doing a movie in Vancouver we would just never see each other. We operate as a unit, and that works really well for us,” Reynolds said.

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“There have been times where I woke up, literally had no idea I had been walking for five minutes,” Ryan previously shared with E! News. “But you love it. You wake up in the middle of the night, you got a big stupid smile on your face. I was telling someone else that. Anything else that woke you up every 45 minutes, you’d kill it. But when it’s a baby, it’s the best thing that ever happened to you.”

“He’s my best, best friend. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing,” Blake said

Thanking his beautiful family, Ryan had earlier said, “I want to thank my wife, Blake, who is sitting right there who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me,” he shared with the crowd. “You make everything better—absolutely everything in my life better. You’ve given us two of the most incredible children that I could ever hope to have. You’ve made me the father of my dreams when I thought I only had fun uncle potential.”

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Talking about her husband, she said “Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had. “We don’t ever want to rob them of what we had, because we’d feel really selfish.”

Feature Image Credit: Elle

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