The Truth About Blake Lively’s Dating History
Blake Lively, who starred with America Ferrera, Amber Tambyln, and Alexis Bledel in “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” is undoubtedly one of the most well-known actors of her generation (via IMDb). After landing the part of Serena van der Woodsen on the phenomenally famous teen drama “Gossip Girl” in 2007, Lively went on to star in critically acclaimed films such as “Age of Adaline,” “Green Lantern,” “Hick,” “The Shallows,” and “A Simple Favor,” starring “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick.
Aside from her outstanding acting experience, Lively followed in the footsteps of another A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow and launched her own lifestyle blog, Preserve, in 2014. Lively, on the other hand, shut down the site a year later, telling Vogue that she and her team “released the site before it was ready, and it never caught up to its initial objective; it’s not making a difference in people’s lives, whether superficially or in a real way.”
While Lively has a vast record of accomplishments, the list of men she’s dated in Hollywood is the polar opposite, as the “Gossip Girl” star has only been in relationships with a handful of men, all of whom share one trait: they’re all actors. Continue reading to learn everything there is to know about Lively’s brief, star-studded dating history.
Blake Lively dated two of her co-stars from 2004-2007 and 2008-2010
Blake Lively began dating her “Simon Says” co-star Kelly Blatz in 2004 — just a year before she broke into the entertainment world with her breakout part in the 2005 feel-good friendship picture “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (via E! News). After three years together, the couple called it quits in 2007, and Lively soon found love with her “Gossip Girl” co-star Penn Badgley in 2008.
Lively and Badgley dated for about two years before calling it quits. Despite the fact that they continued to work together for years after their breakup, executive producer Joshua Safran of “Gossip Girl” revealed that they were so friendly and professional on set that no one noticed they were no longer together.
“I discovered out on the set of the Season 2 finale that Blake and Penn had split up months previously,” Safran revealed (via CheatSheet). “They kept the breakup from the crew covert, which is impossible anymore. I’m not sure how they achieved it. They kept it hidden from everyone, which is a credit to their acting abilities. They didn’t want their personal problems to interfere with the presentation.”
Blake Lively was rumored to have dated Ryan Gosling in 2010
Blake Lively was alleged to have dated Ryan Gosling from “The Notebook” for a brief period in late 2010, according to Insider. After being seen on a romantic Disneyland date while Gosling was filming “Drive” in Los Angeles, shortly before Lively returned to New York City to continue filming “Gossip Girl,” the pair stoked relationship rumors.
A source close to Gosling revealed everything about the couple’s romantic outing to E! News at the time, telling the outlet, “They’ve gone out a few times and clearly like one other, but I don’t think it’s anything serious right now. Yes, they’re dating informally, but I can see it progressing.”
Despite the fact that Lively and Gosling never confirmed their rumored, short-lived romance, both stars appeared to have moved on just fine — in 2011, Gosling began dating Eva Mendes, who co-starred with him in the film “Place Beyond The Pines” (via Insider), and Lively moved on with one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors.
Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio dated in 2011
Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in the film “Titanic,” had a whirlwind romance in 2011, and despite the fact that they were only together for five months, fans couldn’t get enough of the stars’ love. After it was revealed that the “Wolf of Wall Street” star had broken up with longterm girlfriend, model Bar Refaeli, in May 2011, Lively and DiCaprio were first spotted hanging out together on a yacht in Cannes (via E! News).
While Lively had kept a low profile when it came to her personal life at the time, “”We learnt a lot from Blake,” executive producer Joshua Safran of “Gossip Girl” told Vanity Fair of her and DiCaprio’s relationship. When I look back to shooting the L.A. episodes, Blake was dating Leonardo DiCaprio at the time, and she had this doll that she photographed and mailed to Leo. Blake was years ahead of his time. It was before the advent of Instagram. She was photographing her life in a way that few others were doing at the time.”
The couple called it quits “the very same day” reports of Lively spending “quality time” with her now-husband, Ryan Reynolds, began circulating, and a source told E! News that the “Age of Adaline” actress and DiCaprio had split due to “distance and timing.”