Blake Lively and Penn Badgley Break Up

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

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updated 10/27/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET

originally published 10/27/2010 AT 10:20 AM ET

Just like their onscreen counterparts Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey, Gossip Girl costars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have ended their real-life romance, too.

A rep for both stars has confirmed their breakup.

Lively, 23, and Badgley, 23, have been linked since 2007, though they initially denied their romance, saying they were just friends and costars. Since 2008, however, the two have gone public with their relationship, appearing together at events and, often, hand-in-hand in New York City.

Most recently, the former couple went shopping for candles together at Henri Bendel in New York last weekend.

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