Did You Know: Blake Lively Dated This ‘You’ Star for 3 Years, Before Finally Marrying Ryan Reynolds?

Published 02/10/2023, 5:30 PM EST

Some couples give us hope. They make us believe in love with their fairytale-like love story. We are not talking about the story of Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn from the Netflix Original show, You. We are talking about a story like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Since 2012, the couple has been giving us major couple goals. However, did you know before marrying the Deadpool actor, Blake Lively dated the You star for 3 years?

As strange as it sounds, it is true. However, Ryan Reynolds was married to the Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson. Although after splitting up with his former wife, Reynolds vowed never to get married. And then he met Lively! There is a funny story about how Ryan met Blake. But before getting into that story, here is the story of Lively dating the actor from the thriller series, You.

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Blake Lively dated this You star

Do you remember the show Gossip Girl? The show aired from 2007 to 2012. It starred Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Blake Lively, and more. Although fans still love the show, there was a time when they loved the off-screen couple as well. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley dated for 3 years while working on the show. Yes, their on-screen chemistry also dragged them toward each other in real life.

However, their relationship was on-and-off-again kind, but fans loved them as a couple. At the 2008 Met Gala, the now ex-couple made a red-carpet entry, slaying in beautiful black attires. Unfortunately, their love didn’t last long, and they broke up in 2010. And now, both the actors are happily married to their respective partners.

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds got married in 2012. They already have 3 children and are expecting the fourth one, too. As the couple will be the parents of a fourth baby, Reynolds is preparing for Deadpool 3. Penn Badgley married Domino Kirke in 2017. The couple has a beautiful 2-year-old named James. Recently, Penn Badgley can be seen in You season 4.

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While fans are surprisingly in love with his character, tell us if you’ve watched the Netflix series. Would you have loved it if Lively and Badgley ended up together? What is your favorite Gossip Girl moment? Share them with us in the comment box below.

 

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Neha Chande

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Neha Rajesh Chande is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has pursued her master's degree with English Literature. Previously, she's been a facilitator and a lecturer of English and Communication Skills.

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