Up to that point, Badgley, 26, was also the show's unlikeliest tabloid target, thanks to his two-and-a-half-year relationship with costar Blake Lively.
But dating a coworker can be problematic, especially when the romance ends and she marries Ryan Reynolds while the show is still in production. He's moved on to other projects (he impresses as the late musician Jeff Buckley in the indie ELLE: You picked up the guitar as a teenager.
ELLE: You and your ex Blake Lively had to work together after she got married last year. PB: I don't know if I can distill it into a sentence, or even articulate it. PB: I'm pretty sure that song is about ending a relationship because he cheated. But the kind of women I'm interested in—they're smart enough not to expect me to be Dan.
ELLE: What did the end of that relationship teach you? Is there a Jeff Buckley lyric that gets love right? The lyrics to "Lover, You Should've Come Over": "Sometimes a man gets carried away/ When it feels like he should be having his fun/ Much too blind to see the damage he's done."ELLE: Why do those lyrics resonate? ELLE: You're dating Zoe Kravitz—Lenny Kravitz's daughter.
Soon after they were photographed kissing in Cancun and began publicly dating.
, which reports the split happened in mid-September.
“They’re still good friends and hang out on the set.” Blake and Penn (both 23) had been dating for over two years.
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the 'Captives' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France.
, Penn Badgley's Dan Humphrey, the do-good, earnest writer otherwise known as Lonely Boy, was the soap's moral center (such as it had one)—that is, until the series finale, when it was revealed that Humphrey was all along our titular tattler.
October 2011 - Present Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were first rumored in October 2011, after they worked on 'Green Lantern' together.
They hadn't even officially confirmed they were dating when they tied the knot in September 2012 in South Carolina.
Ed Westwick And Pals Ostracize Jessica Szohr While there are no other details about the break-up so far, we bet anything that it was Blake "I've been on the cover of (and why wouldn't you?
), the real reason is because Blake wanted to settle down and get married and Penn didn't!
I didn't start to understand my own appeal to women until later. Our relationship was a part of that and helped us through it. That song is basically saying, whatever happens, I still love you and want you, even if that's impossible.
We were very much caught up in the show, which itself was a six-year endurance test. I'm not saying that I've cheated, but, you know, being in an intense love with somebody while also feeling the pulls of being a young man, especially being an object of attention….