By Nic Baird

Josh Bowman and Emily VanCamp, known as Daniel Grayson and Amanda Clarke on ABC’s Revenge, have been dating outside their fictional relationship on TV, according to People. But Bowman doesn’t care for the attention people are giving to the stars’ personal lives. “I tell them to [expletive]-off because it’s none of their business, and then it becomes less about the show and more about who I’m dating.” Despite this, Bowman raved about performing with VanCamp’s on-screen confidence and talent. “She’s been working a lot longer than I have,” Bowman said. “I’m very curious, and I like to feed off of other people’s knowledge.”

How do you keep gossip from interfering with your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

The circumstances of your relationship may attract undeserved gossip. It’s important you don’t let your love life get sabotaged by malicious slander. Act fast as a united front and you should crush your oppostion. In the game of thrones, you either win of your die. And in the game of love, you either win or you cry. In both, having a strong ally can go a long way:

1. Develop trust with your partner: If you think your relationshp is hanging off the grape vine, don’t let your partner be the last one to find out. Transparency and direct communication can go a long way to show your significant other your devotion. If they’re under attack, assure them of your allegiance.

2. Confront rumours together: If your personal life is being posioned by rumours, maybe sunlight is the best disinfectent. Get everything out in the open together. Confront rumours as a team, and at least you’ll demonstrate the strength of your relatiohship.

3. Don’t sweat the small stuff: Gossiping is a popular pastime, and nobody avoids it completely. It’s hard to live by the mantra of sticks and stones, but at least you avoid some minor emotional bruising. If people are just talking about your relationship, it might not be a bad thing. Just establish to yourself and others what is acceptable.

How has gossip hurt your relationships? Share your experiences below!