Blake Lively’s Dated Some
Really Famous Guys — Even Before Ryan Reynolds
September 20, 2018
graced our screens as Bridget in Blake Lively The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, she’s become one of our absolute fave actresses! Over the years, we’ve gotten to watch her play some of the most iconic roles, from Bridget to Serena van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl and, most recently, the character of Emily Nelson in the thriller A Simple Favor.
Over the years, it’s become clear that Blake is one of those actresses who is 100% committed to her craft, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t at all curious about what’s gone on in her personal life; more specifically, her love life. Who has she dated? How long did she date them? Was she at the center of any romance rumors? Well, turns out — yes, yes, and YES! Before she met
Ryan Reynolds (and even after), Blake dated (and has been rumored to have dated) several different actors. Want to find out who? All you have to do is click through the gallery to find out. Ready, set, GO!
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants came out, Blake was dating an actor by the name of Kelly Blatz. Apparently, Blake and Kelly were childhood friends and Blake always had a crush on him. However, it wasn't until 2004, when the two filmed Simon Says together, that Kelly "finally came around" to the idea of dating Blake. After that, the couple successfully dated for a total of three years, so it seems like things were pretty serious.
Blake and Kelly split in 2007, and although we don't know much about why their relaysh didn't work out in the end, we do know that Blake moved on to some
very successful (and not to mention HANDSOME) actors.
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In the same year that Blake and Kelly broke up, Blake took on one of her most iconic roles EVER as Serena van der Woodsen on the hit TV series
Gossip Girl. It was on the set of that show where she met her next boyfriend, . Penn Badgley
For the first several months of their relationship, Blake and Penn kept their romance on the DL, which was probably a good idea considering the extremely passionate legion of
GG fans that were obsessed with the on-screen romance that existed between their characters, Serena and Dan.
In 2008, though, fans of the show finally got what they wanted when Blake and Penn made their first public appearance as a couple at the annual Met Gala. After that, photos surfaced of the couple smooching on the beach in Cancun, Mexico, so clearly, this couple was going strong. That is, until they called it quits in September 2010. We know... we're
still devastated about this split, too.
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Although it doesn't seem like Blake and
were ever in an official relationship, there has been a bit of speculation that, at one time, these two may have hooked up. Say whaaat?! Justin Long
You heard that right, folks! Blake and Justin first met on the set of the film
Accepted, but the rumors that they were more than just friends began in 2009, when Perez Hilton reported that Blake and Justin were spotted together at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. NGL, we're still unsure if there was any truth to these rumors, but it's worth mentioning because, let's face it, the two appeared to have amazing chemistry. We mean, just look at that photo for proof!
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By now, we all know that Blake ultimately wound up falling in love and marrying Ryan Reynolds. But did you know that Ryan Reynolds wasn't the only famous Ryan that Blake's ever dated? We didn't think so!
Before RR ever came along, rumors swirled that Blake and
were dating after they were spotted enjoying some ice cream together at the most magical place on Earth: Disneyland. They further fueled speculation when the Ryan Gosling NY Daily News reported that they had a PDA-filled evening at the afterparty for Ryan's film, Blue Valentine.
At the time, a source told
E! News, "They've been out a few times and are definitely into each other, but I don't think it's super serious or anything right now." Turns out, the source was onto something when they said it wasn't "super serious," because we didn't hear much else about the rumored couple after that.
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And then came Leo. In case you forgot, Blake's short-lived relationship with
was her last relaysh before getting with the love of her life, Ryan Reynolds. In the summer of 2011, Blake and Leo's relationship seemed v serious. So serious, in fact, that the couple spent the five months that they were together trotting around the globe! Leonardo DiCaprio
After a five-month whirlwind romance that took them through Italy, New York, Australia and France, the couple decided to go separate ways. To this day, we're still not sure
exactly what went wrong between the two, but both of their reps confirmed the breakup in October 2011, ensuring fans that, despite the split, they would "remain friends." Hmm... that's what they always say.
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Last, and certainly the most important on this list, is Ryan Reynolds, who began dating Blake back in late 2011. Although the two met on the set of
Green Lantern in 2010, they were both in relationships with other people. In fact, Ryan was still married to at that time, so clearly, it wasn't the right time for him and Blake to kick off their romance. Scarlett Johansson
One year later, however, when Blake was single and Ryan was officially divorced, the couple had the opportunity at a fresh start with each other, and looking back, it seems like it was probably the best decision ever! These days, the couple shares two beautiful daughters and seem more in love with each other every single day. They are
total couple goals if you ask us!