Blake Lively and Penn Badgely — Gossip Girl co-stars, who have enjoyed a hot and cold romantic relationship on-screen and a semi-stable real relationship off-screen — have decided to end their 3 year relationship. According to press reps for both of the actors, BlakeLey decided to call it quits after successfully maintaining a loving relationship for almost the entire duration of their TV show … but, alas, it just wasn’t meant to be. Blake and Penn are dunzo, y’all!
Just like their onscreen counterparts Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey, Gossip Girl costars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have ended their real-life romance, too. A rep for both stars has confirmed their breakup. Lively, 23, and Badgley, 23, have been linked since 2007, though they initially denied their romance, saying they were just friends and costars. Since 2008, however, the two have gone public with their relationship, appearing together at events and, often, hand-in-hand in New York City. Most recently, the former couple went shopping for candles together at Henry Bendel in New York last weekend … Despite their often public displays of affection, the pair mostly remained mum about their relationship, with Lively telling Allure recently, “I don’t comment on my relationships. . . . My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.”
Many of you will recall that we have seen many photos of Blake and Penn gettin’ it on on the public streets of NYC in the past couple of years but I guess all of that is over. I have to say, I was always very impressed with the way Blake and Penn carried themselves as a couple. They always seemed very affectionate and did a pretty great job of not talking about their relationship in the press … which is prolly why they lasted so long. I, for one, am bummed by this news … I thought they made a great couple. Clearly, they think otherwise.