Blake Lively Says Being Called a Woman’s “Crown Straightener” Is “Maybe the Best Compliment of My Life”

Lively took to Instagram to celebrate the wonders of “empowering female energy.”

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Blake Lively wears a great many hats in her life—wife, mother, actress, entrepreneur, friend—but she said, according to People, that being called a woman’s “crown straightener” takes the cake as “maybe the best compliment of my life.”

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Lively and Hoover, who wrote "It Ends With Us."

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Yesterday, Lively shared a carousel of behind-the-scenes images at the screening of her forthcoming movie It Ends With Us, which is based off of the 2016 book of the same name by Colleen Hoover. In the photos, Lively can be seen helping co-star Isabela Ferrer with her outfit, as well as Hoover—“and she had some emotional words to say about how much it means to her to help other women,” People writes.

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Lively embraces her mother-in-law, Tammy Reynolds.

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In Lively’s own words: “I got maybe the best compliment of my life after this weekend,” she wrote. “Someone on social called me a ‘crown straightener.’” She continued “‘A woman going around straightening all the women’s crowns around her.’ It meant so much to me because it’s those invisible things people see that make us all feel best.”

The lengthy caption continued “I learned that we’re all sparkling leaders, stronger together, from ALL the women in my life, blood and chosen,” Lively wrote. “I am surrounded by crown straighteners. This weekend alone was packed with that empowering female energy.” She added “When I looked back at these pics, I saw it all in action. And it made me feel so lucky and loved.” 

Lively then shouted out women like Ferrer, Hoover, and her mother-in-law Tammy Reynolds, as well as “the men who show up for us, too. We love you.”

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Supporting her fellow woman is something that Lively is proud to do.

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In It Ends With Us, Lively’s character Lily moves to a new city after graduating from college and falls in love with a man named Ryle, played by Justin Baldoni (who also directs the film). “However, a twist occurs when her old high school flame comes back into her life,” People writes.

The movie hits theaters on August 9.

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