By IONA KIRBY
What would Ryan say? The actress was seen posing with author Nicholas Sparks
Her Gossip Girl character Serena van der Woodson has a love life that frequently makes headlines.
And Blake Lively has equally found herself the subject of gossip when it comes to her romantic life.
However the 24-year-old actress recently told Elle magazine that she takes a traditional approach when it comes to the men in her life.
Prim and proper: Blake Lively says she takes a traditional approach to dating
She told the fashion publication: ‘I’ve had four boyfriends in my whole life. I’ve never been with anyone that’s not a boyfriend. If I spend time with a man, it’s because there’s somebody that I know well who has been a friend for a while.’
Blake spoke out in an interview for the upcoming March issue of the magazine, which features alongside a glossy photo shoot.
The blonde graces the front cover, on which she can be seen seemingly playing up to her wholesome statement in a sweet and feminine white dress by Victoria Beckham.
A different side: Blake also showed her sexier side as she posed for the fashion magazine
But the rest of the images Blake poses for in the shoot display a raunchier side to the star.
She can be seen posing in a net shirt and athletic tank top in one shot, while another sees her lying seductively in a red swimsuit and matching patent high heels.
She also models an embroidered top and skin-tight leggings for the final shot in the series.
Blake is currently dating her Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds, but has been linked to a string of high profile men since she shot to fame five years ago thanks to her part on Gossip Girl.
Cover girl: Blake's interview and photo shoot feature in the March issue of Elle
What a sweet treat: Blake was seen launching a competition for Godiva chocolates in New York yesterday
Bringing the parents along: Blake was seen posing with her mother and father Elaine and Ernie Lively at the event in New York
The actress, who looked stunning in a white and blue dress by Valentino and Christian Louboutin heels, invited her parents Elaine and Ernie along to launch the contest.
One lucky winner will get to meet author Nicholas Sparks, a year's worth of chocolates and a trip to the red carpet premiere of The Lucky One.
The March 2012 issue of Elle magazine is on sale February 14.