Gossip Girl: Blake and Penn Are Just Gossip Buddies

by | January 17, 2008 at 5:14 PM | General

BLake Lively

Blake Lively tells People that she is “just friends” with her super cute co-star, Penn Badgley, whom she is paid to snuggle up to on the show. Call me crazy, but don’t these two have the best on-screen chemistry on prime-time TV? Their boyfriend-girlfriend pairing is almost too perfect, and too cutesy to be fake! They look at each other adoringly! They give each other googly eyes! Their names even kind of rhyme! People digs deep:

Now that the show’s a hit, “Everybody always tries to dig into your personal life or create things that aren’t there. . . . It’s silly,” Lively told PEOPLE at the Chanel Fine Jewelry event on Wednesday night. “Any male friend is obviously a ‘romance alert’ [for the media], but I’ve always been friends with boys my whole life. ”

(Penn also attended the event, arriving just after Lively.)

So how does she deal with the tabloid reports?

“[I] just try not to listen to what people say,” the 20-year-old explained. “At least for me it’s important – because I’m so close with my family and my friends – to keep core people around me that know the truth about everything.”

The same goes for the rumor that the blonde beauty had plastic surgery shortly before Gossip Girl began.

“People just wanna talk,” she sighed. “They wanna create negative things about you and your life and make up things. You can’t let them affect you!” [People]