Rep: Blake Lively & Penn Badgley Split

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley looking good at the 2009 Angel Ball to Benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani, Wall Street on October 20, 2009 in New York, NY Blake Lively and Penn Badgley looking good at the 2009 Angel Ball to Benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani, Wall Street on October 20, 2009 in New York, NY

“Gossip Girl” co-stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have ended their three-year relationship, a rep for the couple confirmed to Access Hollywood.

Star magazine was first to break the news of the couple’s split citing a source. Five minutes later Us Weekly reported the breakup news via the couple’s rep – with whom Access also later confirmed.

Last year, Penn questioned the idea of dating a co-star.

“Having a relationship with someone you work with might not always be the smartest move,” he told Men’s Health in November 2009.

Adding, “But, it’s been wonderful to be in a relationship where we can both identify with what the other is experiencing.”

Despite their split, the former couple is keeping their professional relationship in tact. Last week, Blake and Penn were spotted on the set of “Gossip Girl” shooting an intimate scene where they were seen embracing with their arms wrapped around each other.

In September, they were photographed kissing on the set of the CW series.

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