Glam Before and After
Glam Before and After
Blake Lively
Name: Blake Lively
Jobs: Actress
Famous For: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, Green Lantern and The Shallows
Blake Lively
Name Blake Lively
Jobs Actress
Famous For The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, Green Lantern and The Shallows

“Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. XOXO.” Born into a family of Hollywood elite with her father an actor and her mother a talent scout, Blake Lively surprisingly had no interest in acting after she spent most of her childhood watching and listening to her parents teach acting classes. By the time she reached her teens, she planned to attend Stanford University but, as luck would have it, her older brother, Eric, intervened and had his agent send Lively to a few auditions. Soon after, she landed the part of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which she filmed between her junior and senior year of high school in 2005.

With her performance earning her a Teen Choice Award nomination, Lively saw a much brighter future in Hollywood unfold as she snagged roles in Accepted and Simon Says in 2006 before sealing her fate as a teen star on The CW’s hit series Gossip Girl in 2007. Wrapping up her five-year stint as the charismatic Serena van der Woodsen in 2012, Lively had already sealed her fate in Hollywood as a rising star known for silver screen hits like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town and New York, I Love You.

Coincidentally, just as Lively’s career blossomed, her love life followed suit when she met actor Ryan Reynolds on the set of Green Lantern in late 2010. The two quickly hit it off and, after dating for a year, married on September 9, 2012 only to become one of the most popular and hottest couples in Hollywood. Since then, things have continued to improve for Lively as she’s welcomed two daughters into the world while starring in films like The Age of Adaline and The Shallows in addition to earning a stellar reputation as a celebrity homemaker with a knack for interior decorating and whipping up delicious treats in the kitchen.

Setting a stunning example for her daughters and living by the mantra, “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence,” Lively is one of many celebrities who have taken a subtler approach to plastic surgery even if she isn’t willing to admit it. Since her rise to stardom and especially after her high-profile marriage to Reynolds, Lively has been the talk of the town for having more work done than what meets the eye. Rumors argue that the Green Lantern star has had procedures to widen her eyes in addition to regular Botox injections, lip fillers and perhaps a breast enhancement as well.

Out of all the rumors, one in particular has picked up the most traction and that’s regarding Lively’s nose. After the actress’s high school yearbook photos were released, fans, critics and the tabloids alike couldn’t help but notice that her nose was wider in her younger years. This ignited a slew of rhinoplasty rumors that Lively’s spokesperson said were “100 percent not true.” But, that hasn’t stopped the accusations that the blonde beauty opted for a rhinoplasty to thin her nose to make her more appealing to audiences shortly before she was cast on Gossip Girl. Now that’s some juicy gossip!

With Lively’s camp continuing to deny the rumors, it’s hard to imagine why Lively won’t come forward herself about the procedure especially since there’s a noticeable difference. Heck, she could even say the surgery was required to “correct a breathing problem.” One plastic surgeon even went on record in Lively’s defense saying that it’s common for young actresses to have their noses worked on since “from a technical point of view, if you need to do something with the bone of the nose, it’s better to do it younger as the bones become more brittle and not as controllable when you reshape or move them later in life.”

In recent years, Lively has had plenty of opportunities to set the record straight about going under the knife but, instead of admitting the rumors are true, she remains steadfast in her denials. “It’s about the way you address any rumor,” Lively said. “People want to talk. They want to create negative things about you and your life. You can’t let them affect you.” While her denials might not set a great example for her daughters, her outlook on life more than makes up for it.

As people continue to speculate on Lively’s nose and a slew of other rumored procedures, the Gossip Girl star obviously doesn’t give it a second thought as the rumors (or the surgery, for that matter) haven’t damaged her career in the least. In fact, Lively has continued to top dozens of lists as one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in the world today, which just goes to prove that there really is no such thing as bad publicity even if it involves going under the knife.