Blake Lively says it's 'nonsense' people think her life with Ryan Reynolds is 'so perfect'

Blake Lively may lead a seemingly impeccable life, but she's sick of people thinking she's got it all together.

Donning a black Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello dress and flower necklace, the All I See Is You star stuns on the cover of Glamour's September issue. In her accompanying interview, she opens up about the misconceptions that she's "perfect," sexism and life at home with her husband, Ryan Reynolds, and their two kids, daughters James, 2, and Ines, 10 months.

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"It's nonsense," she says of people constantly saying her life has no flaws. "It simplifies people. Not all men, but a subsection of men have a desire to understand and control women. To do that, you have to paint them into this thing you can wrap your head around. But women are complex. It also is [a reminder] that what you see in the media is not real life."

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"The night before an interview, I have complete anxiety [thinking], 'How is this person going to spin me?'" she adds. "So when you read, 'Oh, she's got a perfect life,' or 'Her life is crumbling' -- they pick narratives for everyone. And the narratives stick."

Lively continues on, crediting the 2016 election for helping her become "more aware, more conscious and more sensitive" of sexism and discrimination "in all areas."

"I had realized that there were problems [before]," he explains. "I do a lot of work against sex trafficking. There are hundreds of thousands of missing-children reports in the United States each year -- some of those children are sex-trafficked. But that's not reported. You see [stories about] only the wealthy, middle-class white girls who've been kidnapped. There are people missing all the time, and because they're minorities, because they come from impoverished neighborhoods, they don't make the news. That is so devastating."

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She says she's "lucky" to have someone like Ryan Reynolds, who is not only "so conscious" of these type of issues, but is also conscious of the language they use around their kids.

"My husband was like, 'Why do I always say he?' And I said, 'That's what we're taught,'" she tells Glamour. "So he'll pick up, like a caterpillar, and instead of saying, 'What's his name?' he'll say, 'What's her name?' Or we've joked that my daughter is bossy. But my husband said, 'I don't ever want to use that word again. You've never heard a man called bossy.' .... There would never be any negative connotation for a man being a boss, so to add a negative connotation on a woman being bossy? It's belittling. And it doesn't encourage them to be a boss. So do I know how to be the best parent for a daughter? No, I have no idea. All I can do is share what I'm thinking and learn from others."

All seriousness aside, Lively says there's a lot of laughs at their household over the fake stories Reynolds famously shares on Twitter.

"He may as well work for the Enquirer," she jokes. "When he says 'my daughter,' he's never, ever talking about her. Everything is a completely made-up scenario. He'll run them by me sometimes just to make me laugh."

"But oh, I'm so in love with him when he writes that stuff," she adds. "I mean, I'm in love with him most of the time, but especially with that. I said, 'Most of the time,' because if I say, 'I'm so in love with him all the time,' then you get that eye-rolling, 'Oh, her life is so great, she's so perfect.' So it's, like, my defense mechanism."

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Actor Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively arrive at a State Dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington on March 10, 2016. / AFP / CHRIS KLEPONIS (Photo credit should read CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend 'Deadpool' fan event at AMC Empire Theatre on February 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the '2016 amfAR' New York Gala - outside arrivals in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend 'Deadpool' fan event at AMC Empire Theatre on February 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)

The only thing better than Blake's dress was her handsome husband, Ryan Reynolds, by her side. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Blake Lively attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Designer Gabriela Cadena and Blake Lively pose backstage before the Gabriela Cadena fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at One World Trade Center on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 15: Actors Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds arrive at the 'Green Lantern' Los Angeles Premiere held at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Blake Lively poses backstage before the Gabriela Cadena fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at One World Trade Center on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Designer Gabriela Cadena (L) and Actress Blake Lively pose backstage at the Gabriela Cadena fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Gabriela Cadena)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Blake Lively attends L'Oreal Paris' Ninth Annual Women of Worth Awards at The Pierre Hotel on December 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actress Blake Lively attends L'Oreal Paris' Ninth Annual Women Of Worth Celebration at The Pierre Hotel on December 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Blake Lively is seen in New York City on December 04, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Blake Lively attends 2014 American Made Summit: In Conversation With Martha Stewart And Blake Lively at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Headquarters on November 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend 'The Captives' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival>> on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Blake Lively attends 2014 American Made Summit: In Conversation with Martha Stewart and Blake Lively at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Headquarters on November 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
Hot mama! Lively put her new pregnancy curves on display in a butter colored Gucci’s Resort 2015 gown, which featured a plunging, embellished neckline for the 2014 Angel Ball in New York City on October 20. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)

Never one to stray away from color, the former "Gossip Girl" star channeled her fashion-loving character Serena and draped her bump in a tribal print poncho as she ran errands in New York City. She polished off the look with a pair of knee-high boots. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Lively is all about the prints! The blond babe put her best foot forward in a printed jumpsuit as she hit the Big Apple in October. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)

Lively's first red carpet appearance since she announced her pregnancy was certainly a hit. The Green Lantern" gal sparkled in a Michael Kors gown at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
What a wonderful night with @amberrosetamblyn and @travislouie at the opening of his new show in NYC. He is one of my favorite artists and a great father, husband and man! So grateful to know him 😊 Ps. Thank you Amber for playing dress up with me #PreserveStyle Who can iSpy the @preserve_us pieces we borrowed?

Blake Lively announced her pregnancy on her website, Preserve, on October 5, wearing this gorgeous printed orchid Sam & Lavi maternity look. The skirt and blouse combo was a serious hit and practically flew off the shelves.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend 2014 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Captives' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Actress Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Captives' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend 'The Captive' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox attend the 2013 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/MJF2013/WireImage)
(L-R) Actors Michael Clarke Duncan, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, director Martin Campbell and President Warner Bros. Pictures Group Jeff Robinov arrive at the 'Green Lantern' Los Angeles Premiere held at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 05: Actors Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds speak onstage during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Blake Lively arrive at the 'Green Lantern' Los Angeles Premiere held at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively accepts award onstage during Spike TV's 'Scream 2010' at The Greek Theatre on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds speak onstage during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California.
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When ET caught up with Reynolds at a press junket for his latest action comedy, The Hitman's Bodyguard, earlier this month, he told us he occasionally reads his tweets to Lively before posting.

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"Some of the ones about our daughter or parenting ones or [with] advice no one should take, I run past her, in case she objects," the 40-year-old actor and father of two explained. "Otherwise it's mostly stuff done on like, an airplane, flying somewhere."

Hear more from our exclusive sit-down with Reynolds in the video below!

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