Martha Stewart Weighs In On Her Friendship With Blake Lively

07/28/2014 02:54 pm ET | Updated Jul 28, 2014
  • Leigh Blickley Senior News Editor of Entertainment, The Huffington Post
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Blake Lively gushes about her "idol" Martha Stewart in the August issue of Vogue, saying, "I’ve only ever found her to be completely generous and kind. She’s one of those people who connect people with each other. She’s there for you.”

Like when Lively's wedding to Ryan Reynolds was turning into a disaster. The chef and businesswoman "sent her team down to save us," Lively explains, adding, "She called her friends who have a home in South Carolina and set us up at the most amazing getaway. This is the day of our wedding!”

So, how did Lively, 26, and Stewart, 72, become such close pals? "She moved into my neighborhood a couple of years ago with Ryan -- before they got married they bought a house right around the corner from my house. And they started to come over, not to borrow sugar, but just as friends," Stewart told HuffPost Entertainment during the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival in New Jersey at Caesars Hotel and Casino on July 26. As the lifestyle icon explained, the couple eventually moved to "another place which is more private," but still nearby.

"They're very friendly, very nice people," she added. "In a way, kind of shy -- not shy on the screen, at all, if you've seen any of Blake's movies -- but very shy in person. But she's a baker and a homemaker and now she's starting her own blog [Preserve] ... I haven't seen it yet."

As for what Stewart thinks about Lively becoming "the next Martha Stewart," the mother-of-all-how-to's said, matter of factly, "Let her try."

"I don't mean that facetiously!" she continued, laughing off the comment. "I mean, it's stupid, she could be an actress! Why would you want to be me if you could be an actress? I just did a movie yesterday, though -- I can't even tell you about it -- but I want to be Blake Lively," she joked.

"Every day I get starstruck by somebody or something," she said. "It's fun to admire and to learn from people who are better at everything than you are, so I have many heroes I worship, like Derek Jeter -- I can't play baseball like Derek Jeter! And Beyonce -- I certainly can't dance and sing like Beyonce!"

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