'It brings them closer': Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively follow no-cellphone policy around children
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are also keeping their children away from the Internet until they are old enough to make the decision
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively enjoy taking occasional tech-free days.
In an attempt to strengthen their relationship with their four children—daughters James, 8, Inez, 7, and Betty, 4 and the unnamed newborn they welcomed in February, the power couple, who got married in 2012, occasionally turn off their cell phones during the day.
Ryan Reynolds wants to be more 'present' with children
According to a source, Reynolds began turning off his device three times during the day because he had four children under the age of ten. This inspired Lively to follow suit.
Reynolds created his own cell phone policy because, as the insider told a news outlet, "When you’re on your phone, the people around you feel you aren’t present."
"So now, when he takes the older kids to school he turns off his phone so he can [talk to them]. He does the same thing when he picks them up, and once the kids are tucked in, his phone goes off so his wife gets his full attention," the confidante continued.
Lively has decided to "follow suit," noting that the father-of-four's "simple action helps bring them closer," as reported by OK Magazine.
Despite their children being the offspring of two A-list actors, the long-term couple's deliberate attempt to keep them out of the spotlight is reflected in their sparing use of cell phones.
Blake Lively slammed paparazzi for privacy invasion
'The Gossip Girl' actress posted pictures from her most recent pregnancy in September 2022, criticizing the paparazzi for their invasive curiosity about her and Reynolds' personal lives.
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Lively expressed in the caption of the post, "Here are photos of me pregnant in real life so the 11 guys waiting outside my home for a 🦄 sighting will leave me alone. You freak me and my kids out."
She added, "Thanks to everyone else for all the love and respect and for continuing to unfollow accounts and publications who share photos of children. You have all the power against them. And thank you to the media who have a 'No Kids Policy.' You all make all the difference 🙏♥️. Much love!"
Lively has previously begged the paparazzi to leave her and Reynolds' children alone, as the parents have made the joint decision to keep their children off of the internet until they are old enough to make the decision to do so on their own.
The blonde beauty commented, "This is so disturbing," on an Instagram post featuring a photo of her and Reynolds strolling with their three daughters from October 2021.
"I've personally shared with you that these men stalk and harass my children. And you are still posting. You said you would stop. You personally promised me. This is not casual appreciation. This is YOU also exploiting very young children. Please. Delete. Please," she begged at the time, noting, "Some parents are ok with this. We. Are. NOT."