Blake Lively Covers Vogue, Thinks Ryan Reynolds Will Be a Great Father and Leader and Patriarch

Well Blake Lively sure knows how to time things well.

Blake is launching her latest venture, a website called Preserve, and is featured on the August 2014 cover of Vogue.

According to interviewer Johnathan Van Meter, “the site will seek out and celebrate people all over America who are making things—food, clothes, pillows, dishes, dining-room tables—with their hands.”

So Goop for crafty people?

Lively is prepared for some backlash from launching Preserve. Blake tells Vogue, “I’m sure there will be plenty of people who will say horrible things. I’m sure this interview will be picked apart. But you can’t worry about it. There have been so many things written about me that are untrue and horrifying. I can’t even believe that my family has to read this stuff. You just have to do what makes you happy, because you’ll never get a unanimous vote. People like to gossip. They bond over it. They don’t bond over complimenting famous people. I’m always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow. Or any woman in a position of power, like Martha Stewart or Oprah, who gets burned. Because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in.”

Blake Lively Vogue Cover August 2014

While Blake’s husband Ryan Reynolds is not “officially on the Preserve team,” Van Meter writes that “his fingerprints will be all over it.” Lively claims that he has “written a lot of stuff for us.”

What does Blake have to say about her hubby Ryan? “He’s a part of it because everything we do in life we do together. If I’m working on a movie, he helps me with my character; I do the same with him. Picking out a coffee table. What we’re going to eat. He’s a beautiful writer—he’s written a lot of stuff for us. And he’s got a great barometer and he knows me, so he will tell me if it’s not as good as it can be. He’s going to be a great father and leader and patriarch—he’s so meant to be all of those things. The fact that he lived so much before we got together, he’s the exact realized person that he should be. And so I get to share my life with the person he’s become, and we get to grow from there.”

The August issue hits newsstands nationwide on July 23rd and is available today as a digital download for the iPad®, Kindle Fire, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet. For more from Blake, visit