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Spotted: Blake Lively shows off growing baby bump at awards event

Spotted: Blake Lively shows off growing baby bump at awards event
Blake Lively steps out for the first time since announcing that she and husband Ryan Reynolds are expecting a baby, attending the God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards in New York on Oct. 16, 2014. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Spotted: Blake Lively's baby bump.

The actress who played New York socialite Serena Van Der Woodsen on the CW's "Gossip Girl" stepped out for the first time since sharing earlier this month that she and her "Green Lantern" costar Ryan Reynolds were expecting their first child.

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Lively, 27, showed off her burgeoning belly wearing a long-sleeved nude and lavender gown by Michael Kors at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards on Thursday in New York City.

The blond babe's pregnancy announcement came on Oct. 6 by way of a sun-bathed photo of Lively cradling her growing belly, which was posted on her newly launched lifestyle site Preserve. The actress didn't say much about her specific pregnancy but her editorial staff said that Lively built the site on the notion of "family."

Now that the news is out -- though it's unclear exactly how far along she is -- the Preserve founder fielded maternity questions on the red carpet, saying that being a mom was something she wanted ever since she was a little girl.

"I never knew what I wanted to do for a living but I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I had come from a big family, so it was always important to me. So it's just the excitement of that finally being here," the "Age of Adaline" star told Us Weekly.

The Tarzana-born actress elaborated on that to E! News, saying: "I came from a big family ... a big family of Southerners .... I'm the youngest of five, so I never raised any siblings below me, but I'm always the person who's taking everyone else's kid and putting them on my hip, so I've kind of always been a mama."

Lively said that Reynolds, 37, had been treating her well, too, and that he's "always good" to her.

As for how the fashionista would be dressing now that she's dressing for two, she told People she's looking for garments that are "stretchier."

"I'm going to amp up my style by wearing things that are stretchier," she quipped. "Because that's all that fits!"

At the awards ceremony she sat with designer and "Project Runway" judge Kors and Vogue's Anna Wintour, who put Lively on the magazine's August cover. Kors, who cochaired the event with Halle Berry, Blaine Trump and John Idol, said that he loved dressing the actress.

"You know what? When you have a woman as beautiful as Blake, I'm happy to see her in our clothes in any situation," the designer told to Us Weekly, adding that "it all works" on Lively.

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