Actors BLAKE LIVELY and PENN BADGELY’s off-screen relationship has been
confirmed – by their GOSSIP GIRL co-star KELLY RUTHERFORD.
The two stars vehemently denied they were an item in January (08) after
rumors surfaced claiming they had been dating since Lively split from her ex
boyfriend, actor Kelly Bratz.
And, even though the pair was snapped frolicking on a beach in Mexico
seemingly enjoying a romantic holiday last month (Apr08), Lively insisted she
was just friends with Badgley.
She told reporters, “Any male friend is obviously a ‘romance alert’, but I’ve
always been friends with boys my whole life. It’s silly.”
However, former Melrose Place star Rutherford, who plays the mother of
Lively’s character Serena van der Woodsen on the show, has confirmed the
When asked what she thought of the young stars as a couple, she gave her seal
of approval, saying: “I think they’re lovely.”