blended family


Definition of blended family

: a family that includes children of a previous marriage of one spouse or both

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The bundle of joy will join the couple and their blended family in the fall. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Christina El Moussa Is Pregnant! See the HGTV Star's Sweet Baby Announcement," 22 Mar. 2019 Rodriguez and Lopez share an adorable Instagram of their blended family: December 2018. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez First Met in 2005 & Reconnected 12 Years Later," 10 Mar. 2019 Now, the lovebirds are selling their New York City apartment(s) for the most important reason: to find a place with plenty of room for their blended family. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Are Selling Their New York City Home For $17.5 Million," 11 Jan. 2019 Claire Gillespie is a writer living in Scotland with her blended family of eight. Claire Gillespie, Glamour, "Self-Care Only Worked for Me When I Got Sober," 22 Dec. 2018 Now, the blended family is six-strong, with an even number of boys and girls. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Here's Your First Look at Christina El Moussa's Wedding Ring," 2 Jan. 2019 Already this month, the cozy couple gave us a couple behind-the-scenes looks at their holiday preparations, including decorating their tree with roses and snaps of their blended family. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "For Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Christmas Was All About Matching PJs and Holiday Dancing," 26 Dec. 2018 First there was Julia, Elmo's friend with autism, and then there was Rudy, Abby's step-brother, who arrived with the rest of their blended family. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "'Sesame Street' Just Introduced a New Character Who Is Experiencing Homelessness," 13 Dec. 2018 Jen Hart often painted an idyllic picture of her blended family. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 1: Fear," 4 Dec. 2018

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of blended family

: a family that includes children from a previous marriage of the wife, husband, or both parents

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