Blake Lively marries Ryan Reynolds at a private ceremony in South Carolina
New reports claim that Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively is now a married lady after saying “I do” to partner Ryan Reynolds.
Blake Lively, 25, and Ryan Reynolds, 35, have only been dating for a year, a rather long stretch by Tinseltown’s consideration.
The actress is believed to have walked down the aisle at a private ceremony this evening at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, just outside of Charleston, reports People.
The publication states that the reception took place in a white tent, with good friend and chart-topper Florence Welch performing three songs before a DJ took over to spin decks at the party.
It was also confirmed that a cake had been driven down from Virginia for the event.
Despite high-profile romances with Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley – whom she dated for three years – and a brief flirtation with Leonardo DiCaprio, it is the first time Blake Lively has been married.
Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds has already tried his hand at domestic bliss with Scarlett Johansson.
The Proposal heartthrob tied the knot to Scarlett Johansson in September 2008, before separating just two years later when he filed for divorce in December 2010.
In July, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds sparked speculation that they had already married after a blundering law enforcer made an error while filling paperwork on a police report.
According to TMZ, the document was made after an officer attended their posh $2 million New York home on July 8, following a complaint by Ryan Reynolds that he was being followed by a photographer.
The report stated: “Upon arrival, I spoke to Ryan Reynolds and his wife,” with the name of the individual in question blanked out.
In addition, it read: “They explained that this (blank) colored vehicle was observed outside their residence, and proceeded to follow their vehicle in an erratic manner.
“They believed that this individual was a photographer attempting to obtain pictures of them.
“Mr. Reynolds and his wife were advised to contact police should any persons enter their property.”
The couple is believed to have grown close while shooting box office bomb Green Lantern together in the spring of 2010, in which Blake Lively starred as his love interest.
Before the big day, Blake Lively hinted on her Twitter page that her romance was “the dream of a lifetime”.
She wrote: “You are living in a dream of your own creation.
“Let it be the dream of a lifetime, for that is exactly what it is.”
Blake Lively later added: “Just because you’re not the prettiest girl around doesn’t mean you’re not worth it, doesn’t mean you’re not beautiful. #BECAUSEYOUARE.”
While she was initially the lesser known star, largely due to being 10 years Ryan Reynolds’ junior and only just carving out a career for herself, her notoriety has soared over the last year.
After starring in The Town in 2010, alongside Ben Affleck, it seems film bosses started taking notice of the pretty blonde and realized she wasn’t just a one-trick pony destined for teenage TV dramas.
Blake Lively was soon snapped up by the infamous Oliver Stone, for gritty thriller Savages, promoting it relentlessly this summer with appearances on all the major television sofas.
Ryan Reynolds’ popularity has wavered over the years, with his performance high back in 2009’s The Proposal opposite Sandra Bullock, which became the highest grossing romantic comedy of that year.
He has since guest-starred in Ted with Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, as well as loaning his vocals to animated film Turbo, and taking centre stage in 2013 release R.I.P.D.