"I've always wanted a big family. Oh, I'd love 30 [children] if I could," the actress, 25, tells the October issue of Allure, in an interview held before her hush-hush wedding to Ryan Reynolds.
Lively positively glows in the accompanying photos, and no wonder. The Gossip Girl actress is in demand in Hollywood, and she's in love.
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That means being open to experiences, and not getting caught up in typical Hollywood obsessions – like compulsively managing one's weight.
"I obviously have plenty of imperfections on my body," she says, "but I'd rather have a little bit of cellulite and go do a food trip and try every ice cream place in the South."