July 05, 2017

Blake Lively’s Fourth of July was decidedly more low-key than last year. Instead of hanging with the hubs at what was 2016's most publicized Independence Day party (Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island shindig, ICYMI)—Lively kept things cas' with her extended fam.

The Gossip Girl alum, 29, posted a single photo from the holiday festivities, a selfie with her 14-year-old nephew, Baylen Johnson.

Before we go any further, we need to take a moment to appreciate that the soon-to-be high school freshman in question is #blessed with show biz relatives. His mom is Teen Witch herself, Robyn Lively; dad is Bart Johnson, aka Coach Bolton of High School Musical fame; aunt is Blake-freakin’-Lively, and his uncle is Deadpool, so … yeah, we’re pretty jealous of a 14-year-old.

The family resemblance is uncanny—look at Blake and Baylen in their cool-kid shades and matching quasi-smiles. To be unfazed in the presence of Blake Lively is truly a virtue, even when she’s your aunt.

Party animals 🇺🇸🎉🇺🇸

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By the way, this isn’t the first time Lively has played the cool Aunt card.

Here, she gives her nephews Jake and Bo a *LIVELY* tour of Columbia:

Taking my smart boys to Columbia. One more step in the endless quest to kidnap my awesome nephews to NY.

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Here’s her niece, Heather, getting glam with a little help from Blake’s squad:

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Please, if time travel ever becomes a thing, let me be reborn as Blake Lively’s niece.