Blake and penn dating

and never looked back.still working together on the final season of "Gossip Girl."" data-reactid="29"In a new interview with Elle, Badgley was asked what lessons he learned from his relationship with Lively, who went on to marry another Hollywood heartthrob, Ryan Reynolds, last September -- less than two years after their 2010 split and while they were still working together on the final season of "Gossip Girl.""I don’t know if I can distill it into a sentence, or even articulate it," the 26-year-old told the magazine.

"We were very much caught up in the show, which itself was a six-year endurance test.

Actors dating other actors is not a surprise in Hollywood.

They run in the same circles, so why not, you know? They’re spending hours upon hours with one another, so it’s practically an inevitability.

Count Penn Badgley and Blake Lively among the Hollywood exes who aren't the best of buddies.

Although they dated for more than two years while co-starring on "Gossip Girl," the one-time power couple of The CW went their separate ways …

Both Lively and Badgley were at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, but tellingly, they were rarely seen together.

But Badgley did speak out in support of his then-girlfriend, whose premiere he missed because he was promoting Easy A.

The couple have ended their three-year relationship, just like their on screen characters Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey.Despite any potential awkwardness there might be on set, it looks like Lively and Badgley's breakup will be more amicable than most.The two of them were seen shopping for candles together just last week in New York, and are determined to stay good friends.'It didn’t seem like anything was off at all and no one said anything,' a source from the Gossip Girl set tells People magazine.After they split, though, their characters were still an item, which Penn recently admitted was a little weird.While appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” the 28-year-old “Cymbeline” star was asked about his best on-screen kiss. In our opinion, though, Penn’s admission is actually kind of a compliment to Blake.