Gossip Girls’ Penn Badgley has opened up on ex-girlfriend Blake Lively – whom he dated from 2007 to 2010. In the May issue of Elle – Badgley said when he worked with Blake on set after she married Ryan Reynolds in September 2012 – they were “ultimately professional.”
Referring to when they were an item he added, “We were very much caught up in the show, which itself was a six-year endurance test. Our relationship was a part of that and helped us through it. I mean, like anything valuable, it was good and it was bad and it was a learning experience.”
Asked if he got Blake a wedding present – he replied, “No, I didn’t.”
The 26-year-old did say he would like to “eventually” tie the knot himself.
“I want the ceremony. I want the bond. I think I do believe in having a love. I’m not saying only one love ever, but in having a good, solid relationship. I think that’s possible.”
Badgley is currently dating Zoe Kravitz.
“As an actor being in a relationship, you have this opportunity to have something really exceptional, because you don’t have a regimented schedule or lifestyle. But then it can also be very warped,” he said. “You have on-camera romances, which ordinarily I don’t have a problem with. There are complications being an object of attention. I’ve found it’s a double-edged sword. But I’m happy to wield it.”