Blake Lively's family give her ''security and happiness''.

The 'Gossip Girl' star has praised her husband Ryan Reynolds and her 18-month-old daughter James for helping her navigate through Hollywood.

She told USA TODAY: ''We've both given up projects that we really love because we can't keep our family together. People often think their career is something they have to chase and maintain, but for us, we said, 'Let's always chase and maintain our personal life.'

''This is a career that's like the stock market: You've got to stay hot while you're hot. But your family, that's the real thing that gives you security and success and happiness.''

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old actress previously joked her and the 'Deadpool' star are ''breeders''.

She said: ''I'm one of five kids. My husband is one of four, so we're officially breeders. You can go on our website and we will give you some of our children.''

And Blake loves raising her daughter because she is so much ''fun''.

She shared: ''She's always doing something fun and exciting. She's the most fun, funny human being I've ever been around in my life.''

The blonde beauty recently admitted she is keen to raise her kids in the same ''normal'' way her husband was brought up.

She said: ''Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had. We don't ever want to rob them of what we had, because we'd feel really selfish.

''I'd rather not have to deal with it at all, but we knew the lifestyle we were getting into, and while it's hard ... it's another thing when it's our child. She didn't have the opportunity to make a decision about what she wants.''