Picture perfect couple, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, have only been dating for a few months but apparently they’re looking at buying property together in upstate New York. Us Weekly are reporting that Blake and Ryan want to move into together and an “insider” saw them checking out real estate in the Connecticut town of New Canaan, which is about an hour from NYC. Could Blake and Ryan be moving to the ‘burbs already?
An insider tells Us Weekly’s Hot Stuff that Blake Lively and her boyfriend of six months Ryan Reynolds want to live together and “have been looking around different areas of Connecticut” for a house. The couple had domesticity on the brain April 12, when they strolled through the upscale town of New Canaan (located an hour away from NYC). “They checked out a lot of home décor stores,” says an onlooker of the pair, who peeked inside china boutique the Whitney Shop and jewelry store Pennyweights. Adds a second insider, “They love getting out of the city and appreciate a slower pace.”
And though Lively, 24 – who ended her five-month dalliance with Leo DiCaprio last September – and Ryan, 35, haven’t signed on the dotted line, they are already well practiced at playing house. Reynolds put the LA-area home he shared with his ex-wife Scarlett Johansson, 27, on the market in February and now spends much of his time at Lively’s pad in NYC. “Ryan is practically living with her already,” says one insider. “When he’s at her apartment, it feels like home.”
Connecticut is gorgeous, and New Canaan is the idyllic picture perfect small town, but I have to say, I was pretty surprised to hear that Blake Lively, the ultimate Manhattan Upper East Sider, and Ryan Reynolds, a real city slicker, want to move out to the quieter lifestyle that comes with moving upstate. The image of the pretty house, wholesome lifestyle, and quieter pace, goes hand in hand with settling down, starting a family, thinking about schools IMHO… is this really what Blake and Ryan are considering, do you think?
It is adorable that they’re already so close though that they want to move in together. We have been seeing Ryan spending lots of time in New York (he was spotted on my block just last week). I wouldn’t be surprised if they had been looking at buying something together in the city, it just feels slightly unrealistic that they want to be in New Canaan. But.. maybe they’re looking for a weekender, or an investment property, or perhaps they are genuinely over the fast pace life of city living. Hmmm…