Blake Lively and her longtime boyfriend/co-star Penn Badgley called it quits weeks ago. The couple, who have actually broken up more than once in the past, have finally called it quits once and for all.
While some people are speculating that Ryan Gosling and a trip to the Mouse House may have something to do with Blake's change of heart, I think the writing has been on the wall for a good time. Every show seems to have the break-out star and though Blake isn't exactly A-List, she is Gossip Girl's most recognizable name.
Blake has gained a lot of buzz from some roles, most recently her part in The Town. She also has a role in the upcoming Green Lantern opposite the delicious Ryan Reynolds. It looks as if she is moving up the ranks rapidly while Penn has more of a relaxed take on things.
"Blake wants to be the next Angelina," a friend says. "She is working towards being a huge celebrity while Penn just wants to be a working actor."
I doubt either one of these hotties will be single for long, but it was clear from the beginning that they weren't going to be together forever.