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Blake Lively's Dad Has Heart Operation, Says She Wants "30 Kids"

27 November 2013 3:46 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Looks like Blake Lively's dad, Ernie Lively, will have the energy to play with his youngest daughter's desired "30 kids" following a life-changing heart procedure. The retired actor, 66, who suffered a massive heart attack back in 2003, underwent a groundbreaking surgery on Nov. 7; Dr. Amit Patel of the University of Utah School of Medicine performed the very first successful retrograde heart procedure on Lively. The minimally invasive technique, involving stem cell therapy, helps repair damaged arteries and muscles on the human heart. Lively first connected [...] »

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Blake Lively's Dad Speaks Out About His Groundbreaking Heart Procedure

26 November 2013 1:05 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Blake Lively's father, Ernie Lively, who suffered a massive heart attack in 2003, will now have more energy to chase after his grandkids following a groundbreaking heart procedure on Nov. 7. "My youngest daughter is newly married and wants a big family," says Lively, 66, about Blake, 26, and son-in-law Ryan Reynolds, 37. "She says she wants 30 kids. I said, 'Why don't you start with one?'" Lively, a veteran actor who lives in Heber City, Utah, with wife Elain, also 66, previously had only half of a functioning heart and had trouble walking up a flight of stairs. After Lively connected with Dr. Amit Patel, »

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5 Things You Don't Know About Blake Lively

30 October 2013 11:46 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

This Gossip Girl alum and wife of Ryan Reynolds was named this week as the new face of cosmetics brand L'Oreal Paris. Here are five things you may not know about Blake Lively.

1. Born Blake Christina Lively on August 25, 1987 in Tarzana, CA into a showbiz family -- her father is actor Ernie Lively (American Pie 2, The West Wing) and her mother, Elaine, is a talent manager.

Pics: Blake Lively LOreal Photos

2. Stayed busy attending Burbank High School by juggling duties as class president, cheerleader and member of the school's national championship choir.

3. Was the only actual teenager to play her age in the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, along with older actors America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn.

Video: Blake Lively Talks Most Controversial Style Moment

4. Half-sister of actress Robyn Lively, who appeared on Doogie Howser, M.D., Chicago Hope and Teen Witch.

5. Stands just over 5'10" and says she's self-conscious about being tall »

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