Ironically though, when the two started dating, they kept their relationship secret because they were afraid it would get them into trouble.In the interview, she says:“At the time, I was wearing the same clothes and doing fashion shoots, and dating the same person that my character was dating — or sometimes that person [Dan] was my brother, you never know with Serena — and because of that, what people were projecting onto me was that I was Serena,” the award-winning actress said.“We [Serena] look the same, and we acted the same as far as they could tell because I wasn’t doing anything but that show.After learning about the couple's surprise Sunday wedding, Lively's former lover said: What?!Do you mean to tell us you don't have a plan to break them up? Soon after they were photographed kissing in Cancun and began publicly dating. While there had been rumblings lately that Blake Lively was dating other guys (remember that midnight escapade to Disneyland that she went on with Ryan Gosling recently? Unlike their on and off-again co-stars, Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr, these two 23-year-olds had been dating for 3 years and seemed solid together.Or what about when “The Vampire Diaries” stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder made our worlds complete with their IRL romance?Unfortunately, though, those relationships don’t always work out (see both examples above), which can make things super awkward if your on-screen characters are still very much together.
The two had to ensure that their personal lives and their careers were distinct from one another. According to the report, the two kept the break up to themselves because they didn’t want it interfering with the show’s flow.
While appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” the 28-year-old “Cymbeline” star was asked about his best on-screen kiss. In our opinion, though, Penn’s admission is actually kind of a compliment to Blake.
“I’ll say Blake because we actually had a relationship at the time,” he spilled. After all, for a character nicknamed “Lonely Boy,” Penn’s Dan Humphrey sure didn’t have any problem keeping the ladies around.
That was also the case for “Gossip Girl” stars Penn Badgley and Blake Lively, who dated on and off from 2007 to 2010 — a time that overlapped with their characters’ on-screen relationship.
After they split, though, their characters were still an item, which Penn recently admitted was a little weird.