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Blake Lively and Penn Badgley Hid Their Breakup
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley had one of the more serious relationships of the between members of the show’s cast. Their characters were also among the more long-term relationships, but in real life, Blake and Penn dated for three years before breaking up.
Ever the professionals on set of the show, the two of them hid their breakup from the cast and crew for months. When everyone else found out they had broken up, they had been broken up for months. It showed admirable restraint on their part and probably helped keep everyone focused. They didn’t want to become a distraction, and because they kept the secret, they weren’t.