Blake Lively has admitted her family is ''probably too involved'' in her life, but insists she doesn't mind because they are her ''best friends''.
Blake Lively says her family ''is probably too involved'' in her life.
The former 'Gossip Girl' star admits her mother, Elaine, was a huge source of inspiration for her new lifestyle website Preserve, and she also ran most ideas past her parents and siblings.
The 26-year-old beauty said: ''My family is probably too involved in my life because they are my best friends, but I love that.
''My mom is better at this than I could ever imagine being. She's just amazing at finding the most incredible treasures.''
Blake insists she is a very hands-on boss at her new company and doesn't like to take advantage of her employees.
She said: ''I'm the assistant at photo shoots, running around making sure everyone has food and the photographer has all of his equipment. But I also wanted to learn web design and how to code and upload products.''
She added to PEOPLE magazine: ''I think it's important to understand what goes into everyone's job. When I make a decision, it's easy for people to say okay, but then they're in the office until 3am, and I don't even know. If I understand the implications, then I can be the best leader that I can be.''
Blake's husband Ryan Reynolds is her biggest cheerleader.
She said: ''This is something that I've loved forever. He loves seeing me doing something I'm passionate about.''