Cupid's Pulse Article: Penn Badgley Says He’s ‘Genuinely Happy’ For Blake LivelyCupid's Pulse Article: Penn Badgley Says He’s ‘Genuinely Happy’ For Blake Lively

By Jennifer Ross

You can add Penn Badgley to the list of people happy to hear of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ marriage. According to, he was “genuinely happy” when he heard that his ex-girlfriend, Lively, married Reynolds at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina this past weekend. The relationship between Badgley and Lively severed back in 2010, and he is now dating Zoe Kravitz.

How do you know when it’s time to move on from an ex-partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Once the relationship has ended with your ex, there may be a period where you still have feelings and not ready to move. However, lingering in this break-up purgatory is dangerous over time. No worries; Cupid’s Pulse has a few tips to tell when it is time to emotionally say good-bye:

1. Please leave a message: Does it seem lately that you spend less time talking to your ex-partner and more time talking to their voicemail? If so, it is time to start moving on.  Whether your ex is avoiding you or simply unable to answer the phone, it does not matter. The fact is, your ex is not there and neither should you.

2. Too busy for you: On the days that you do run into your ex, do they linger in conversation or keep it short and to the point? When your ex is too busy to talk about the good-old-times, or anytime for that matter, it is a clear sign that things are no longer lovey-dovey between you two. Do not focus on how to keep the conversation going. Instead, keep it positive and short so you, too, can be on your way.

3. They have moved on: An obvious sign that it is time to move from your ex is when they have a new partner. Nothing says “I don’t love you anymore” like seeing your ex with their new love interest. Why stick around and be the third wheel when you, too, can be out in the world with someone new? The only way to get there is to let go!

Have you finally moved on from your ex? What made you realize it was time? Comment below.