In what might be the least surprising news of all time, Blake Lively used to be a cheerleader. The actress recently took to Instagram to share a #TBT from her high school cheerleading days, and it’s both adorable and hilarious. In the picture, Lively is sitting on the ground—yes, the ground—with her arms raised. One of Lively’s fellow cheerleaders is sitting on her shoulders, and the two are laughing as they cheer on the school’s star athletes from the sidelines.
First things first: The picture is super cute. Literally no one in the world should be surprised that Lively looked picture-perfect in high school. (Meanwhile some of us were running around in braces and glasses with transition lenses looking awkward AF).
Second, this is one funny #TBT. In her Instagram caption, Lively quipped, “I’ve always been impressively athletic…” The actress was clearly poking fun at the fact that she was sitting on the grass as opposed to—I dunno—standing up, jumping around, doing stunts, and performing other cheerleading feats that typically require someone to be on their feet. Still, props to her for being on the cheerleading team in the first place. That’s more effort than some of us (ahem) put forth when participating in our own high school athletic pursuits.
Lively recently gave birth to her second child with Ryan Reynolds. The pair welcomed their little one at the end of September, and they have yet to reveal the baby’s name or sex. They’ve been keeping things private—not posting any photos of the baby to social media. Instead, Lively and Reynolds are blessing us with TBTs like this cheerleading photo, and we’re definitely not complaining.
See the photo below.