Actor Blake Lively doesn’t mind being candid about motherhood, and social media users couldn’t be more grateful.
The “Green Lantern” star wrapped up the year Saturday by paying homage to some of her “2023 highlights” on Instagram, which included a postpartum trip to Disneyland Paris.
In a series of photos, Lively, 36, posed alongside the beloved rodent chef Remy from Disney’s 2007 “Ratatouille” film while dressed casually in a long-sleeve yellow T-shirt, Mickey Mouse ears and sneakers, with her handy-dandy breast pump on her hip.
“Pumping at @disneylandparis,” she captioned her post, including an emoji of a glass of milk. “Cheers Remy.”
In comments on the post, fans expressed appreciation for her openness about using a portable breast pump on the getaway.
“Love seeing pumping normalised! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 get it mama! Happy new year!” one person commented.
Another joked, “If you haven’t pumped while waiting in line at Disneyland what are you even doing?! 😂 Mine was an hour wait at Indiana Jones. Pumped 11oz.”
“Thank you for pumping in public and helping to make a positive change for the next generation of pumping moms out there,” another wrote in a lengthy comment. “I’m hoping that by the time my daughters become moms they’ll live in a society where moms feel comfortable and empowered to take care of their babies wherever they are. The more people see women breastfeeding in public, the more normal it becomes, so thank you for being a part of that.”
Another added, “Love normalising pumping in public 👏❤️.”
Lively tied the knot with Ryan Reynolds in 2012. Last February, the couple announced the birth of their fourth child but gave no details. They also share daughters James, 9, Inez, 7, and Betty, 4.
In May 2022, Lively gushed about the positive effect motherhood has had on her self-image.
“I think having children for me made me feel so much more in my skin,” she told Forbes at the time. “I never felt more myself or at ease in my own body or more confident — not to say that there aren’t a bevy of insecurities coming at me a million times a day, but I just feel incredibly settled.”