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Martha Stewart on Blake Lively's New Lifestyle Site: "Let Her Try"

Jul 29 2014 - 10:38am

After Blake Lively [1] mused about her "idol" Martha Stewart [2] in the August issue of Vogue [3], the queen of domesticity returned the favor [4] while speaking with reporters at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival in New Jersey last week. Martha opened up about her friendship with Blake — as well as Blake's husband, Ryan Reynolds [5] — and commented on Blake's new lifestyle blog and online shop, Preserve [6]. Of the former Gossip Girl star's new venture, Martha said, "I haven't seen it yet," and when asked what she thinks about Blake becoming "the next Martha Stewart," the DIY [7] goddess simply replied, "Let her try." She went on: "I don't mean that facetiously! I mean, it's stupid, she could be an actress! Why would you want to be me if you could be an actress? I just did a movie yesterday, though — I can't even tell you about it — but I want to be Blake Lively."

Martha later described how she became friends with the devastatingly gorgeous couple, saying, "She moved into my neighborhood a couple of years ago with Ryan. Before they got married they bought a house right around the corner from my house. And they started to come over, not to borrow sugar, but just as friends. They're very friendly, very nice people."


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