However, it would appear that all worked out for the best, as just as year after their split, Blake went on to fall in love with her husband, Ryan Reynolds! The pairs story is fairly well known: They started dating after meeting on the set of only to break up in 2010. So glad there is no bad blood between exes Penn Padgely and Blake Lively.

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Do you mean to tell us you don't have a plan to break them up?

Are you actually expecting us to believe that you don't have Blair Waldorf and Georgina Sparks waiting in the wings for their signal to swoop in and seduce Serena's new beau, proving him unworthy of her affections so you can whisk her back to your Brooklyn flat to live happily ever after?

's golden couple, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have broken up, and their reps even confirmed it, making it totally official.

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.

It was only recently that anyone even suspected that something might be amiss between the two, although there was that whole awkward side hug incident a few weeks ago that caused people to start gossiping on-set, and not in a good way.

(Prior to their split, the two were more likely to swap spit in between takes, it seems.) Blake Lively And Ryan Gosling: Dating Or Not?

According to , Blake and Penn broke up in mid-September and are "still good friends," which is nice, because, otherwise, it's going to be awkward next season if their characters, Serena and Dan, start dating again, and they are professionally required to make-out with each other and, you know, pretend the other person didn't completely break their heart and/or repulse them.

Ed Westwick And Pals Ostracize Jessica Szohr (and why wouldn't you?

), the real reason is because Blake wanted to settle down and get married and Penn didn't!

"Blake comes from a traditional Southern Baptist background, and she’s always had her eye on getting married and having lots of children...

The pressure on him to settle down at such a young age finally reached the point where he realized he and Blake couldn’t get on the same page, timing-wise, about starting a family," said a source to the magazine.