Twice the fun! Blake Lively had lots to celebrate at her dual baby shower and 29th birthday party on Sunday, August 28.
A source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that Lively — whose second child with husband Ryan Reynolds is due in November — and pals such as Taylor Swift and Amber Tamblyn gathered at Italian eatery Campagna in New York’s Bedford Post Inn for the occasion. (Richard Gere, owner of the quaint hillside getaway, was also on site during the event).
“It was a very simple and classy brunch with friends catching up,” a second insider adds.
With the courtyard decked in white and green balloons, the fete started around 11 a.m. and continued back at The Shallows’ star’s nearby home later that day. Swift, who flew to Westchester Country from Nashville, joined the mom to 20-month-old daughter James for “several hours,” says the source.
“You’re a wonderful friend, to humans and koalas alike,” the “Bad Blood” singer, captioned an August 25 Instagram photo —in which the two interact with a koala bear — in honor of Lively’s birthday. “I absolutely love you.”
The day after the party, Swift, 26, reported for jury duty back in Nashville, though the judge dismissed the pop star because she reportedly claimed she couldn’t be impartial in the rape and kidnapping case, according to TMZ.
While Reynolds, 39, did not attend the August 28 gathering, he gave his wife — who shares a birthday with Billy Ray Cyrus — a public message three days earlier.
“Just want to wish Billy Ray Cyrus the most special, magical birthday ever. I love you with all my heart,” the Deadpool actor wrote on Twitter. “Also, Happy Birthday to my wife.”
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