Blake has two daughters: Ines, who arrived just over four months ago, and two-year-old James. “You have to learn to forgive yourself – to say, ‘I’m working, I’m a dedicated mother. I’m a good friend. I’m a great wife,” she shares. “Try not to beat yourself up about it.”
And while we’re used to seeing Blake all glammed up for the red carpet, she wants her daughters to know that that’s all smoke and mirrors.
“For me, it’s important for my daughters to know that it’s not real life,” she told Refinery29. “They’re seeing me dressed up in all this hair and make-up, but they also see me without that. I want them to see both sides, because there never is just one side.”
Blake’s Instagram speaks to that intention – for (almost) every red carpet snap, she posts a getting ready selfie to reveal the time, effort and manpower that goes into making her look so flawless.