Celebrity parents who hide their kids from the public eye
Blake Lively says paparazzi stalked her young children in "frightening" incident
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When paparazzi photos of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' three daughters—James, 6, Inez, 4, and Betty, 21 months—were published in a tabloid next to a photo of a smiling Lively, the actress took to social media to air her frustration at the "deceitful" photo editing. In truth, she says, "My children were being stalked by a men [sic] all day. Jumping out. And then hiding. A stranger on the street got into words with them because it was so upsetting for her to see."
The 'Gossip Girl' alum said that when she tried to "calmly approach" the photographer, he would "run away" but then "jump out again at the next block." Lively asked in her lengthy comment to Daily Mail Australia, "Do you do background checks on the photographs you pay to stalk children? Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you simply not care about the safety of children?" She said she spoke to other paparazzi, who agreed to "leave my kids alone" as long as she momentarily posed on her own, but described the incident as "frightening."
"At minimum," she continued, "listen to your followers. They too understand this is dark and upsetting that you pay people to stalk children. Please stop paying grown a** men to hide and hunt children. There are plenty of pictures you could've published without the kids. Please delete. C'mon. Get with the times."
Lively's choice regarding her daughters' privacy is carefully thought out and follows an example set by an increasing number of other celebs who prefer keep their children's lives and images offline. Click through the gallery to see which other famous parents do the same.
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