Blake Lively Admits She Only Dates Guys Who "Excite or Inspire Me"
Blake Lively may be one of the most gorgeous young actresses in Hollywood, but the Gossip Girl star says that when it comes to dating, she's not that experienced!
In the new issue of Marie Claire, Blake admits she's only been romantically involved with four men in her life — including actors Penn Badgely, Leonardo DiCaprio and current beau Ryan Reynolds.
"I recently shared how many boyfriends I've had and people were like, 'That's impossible!' But it's true," Blake says of her dating life. "I've been with very few people. If I'm not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I'd rather be by myself."
So, what kind of guys "excite" Ms. Lively?
"To be around me, you must love food or I'm the most obnoxious person you've ever met," Blake admits. "I'm in a big cooking phase. That's all I'll talk about."
And considering she's a fashion-forward gal herself, Blake appreciates a man with style. "It's definitely attractive when a man can dress well," she says. "What I love most is when someone, guy or girl, is effortless and has this old-timey sort of feel that you could take a snapshot of them and they could exist in any time period."
As for the persona she takes on thanks to starring on Gossip Girl — which is airing its final season this fall — Blake admits she finds it odd that people assume she's just like Serena van der Woodsen in real life.
"People like to draw parallels between my life and the scandalous stories on Gossip Girl," Blake says. "I dress the same as my character, so they think, 'She lives this life on and off set.'"
In actuality, Blake says fashion is the only thing she has in common with her on-screen character.
"I love fashion. It's such an expression of self," she admits. "I often see people and they look great, but I can identify who styled them. Every stylist has a signature. Maybe it sounds jerky, but I'm lucky to be on such a fashion-centric show. There's no designer I don't have access to."