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'Gossip' stars Lively, Badgley reportedly split

Penn Badgley, 24, and Blake Lively, 23, have ended their three-year romance, a rep for the "Gossip Girl" co-stars exclusively tells the new Us Weekly.
/ Source: Us Weekly

Penn Badgley, 24, and Blake Lively, 23, have ended their three-year romance, a rep for the "Gossip Girl" co-stars exclusively tells the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now).

They called it quits in mid-September.

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"They’re professionals," an insider tells Us Weekly. "They're still good friends and hang out on the set."

The source says that the duo — who met as preteen actors in L.A. — "kept this news to themselves for a while."

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Indeed, they have always taken a drama-free approach to their relationship.

Badgley told Us last fall that working together while dating didn't present any problems: "Some would say it’s a double-edged sword, but in our case, we manage to balance it well."

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Even those closest to the twosome may be shocked to hear the news.

"Nobody on set had any idea," says the insider. "They're really just private."