Blake Lively finds it difficult to understand the workings of the media.
The Gossip Girl star said the press often try to make a “scandalous” story out of her life.
The actress is currently dating Ryan Reynolds and has been romantically involved with Hollywood hunks Leonardo DiCaprio and Penn Badgley in the past.
The actress is currently dating Ryan Reynolds
However, Blake prefers to keep a low profile and lead a quiet life.
According to Style magazine the actress said: “I am a private person, and it’s hard when people try to make a story out of your life.
“And in order to be a story, it has to be really exciting – there has to be scandal – and that is really upsetting because my life is normal and safe.
“I like to cook food, I like to eat food, I like to walk my dog,” she said.
Blake said that it is hard to know who to trust in Hollywood when people just want to be close to her for fame.
Blake has dated Hollywood A Lister Leonardo DiCaprio in the past
However, the actress makes sure that she surrounds herself with honest people.
“The same people who love you to death one day will hate you to death the next, so who do you give the keys to your self-worth to? You have to have those keys for yourself.
“And you have to surround yourself with people who are honest with you. I need honesty,” she revealed.
“I need good friends who can say, ‘I love you to death, but you look terrible in that and you need to change right now.'”