'Blake loves Connecticut'; Reynolds and Lively spending time in the area
Updated 12:56 pm, Monday, April 23, 2012
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were spotted walking down Elm Street in New Canaan April 12. The couple, who have been dating for six months, were in town after spending the holiday weekend with Lively's family in New York City, according to the New York Post.
The Post reports Reynolds and Lively are scouting Fairfield and Westchester counties for a home.
"A source close to the `Gossip Girl' star [says] New Canaan isn't the only upscale suburban town that Lively and Reynolds have been investigating in their search for a home together. The insider confirms Us Weekly's recent report that the lovebirds have checked out New Canaan, but adds that they've also spent quite a bit of time looking at properties in Greenwich and Bedford Hills in Westchester County, N.Y.," The Post said in a recent story.
"Odds are the couple will land in the Nutmeg State. One thing is apparent: Blake loves Connecticut,' says [the Post's] source, who notes that during the couple's six-month relationship, they've been spotted browsing the "swanky main streets and high-end shops" of Ridgefield, New Canaan and Greenwich. `We know about Blake and her shopping,' says the source, referring to the actress' love of clothes and shoes."
E! reports Lively already owns a home in Bedford, N.Y., that she purchased earlier this year.
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"Blake bought the place in Bedford earlier this year and has been spending almost all her time there since Gossip Girl went on hiatus," a source close to the couple tells E! News. "Ryan lives there too."
Us Weekly also reported on the domestic wishes of the couple.
The magazine said "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 decor stores,' says an onlooker of the pair, who peeked inside china boutique the Whitney Shop and jewelry store Pennyweights."
Reynolds, 35, is a Canadian film and television actor. He has appeared in National Lampoon's Van Wilder, The Amityville Horror, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Green Lantern, The Proposal, Just Friends and Safe House.
Lively, 24, stars as Serena van der Woodsen in the TV teen drama series Gossip Girl. She also appeared in the movie The Town.