Blake Lively and Penn Badgley split after three years

Updated: Oct 29, 2010, 09:14 AM IST

Los Angeles: It looks like life is imitating art for `Gossip Girl` stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley.

The couple have ended their three-year relationship, just like their on screen characters Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey, reported People magazine online.

The couple, both 23, started dating in 2007 after meeting on sets of the superhit TV drama.

The pair had initially denied their relationship and insisted they were just good friends. They finally went public in 2008, openly attending events as a couple.

Despite any potential awkwardness there might be on set, it looks like Lively and Badgley`s breakup is amicable.

The two of them were seen shopping for candles together last week in New York and are determined to stay good friends.

"It didn`t seem like anything was off at all and no one said anything," said a source from the `Gossip Girl` set.

PTI