Cupid's Pulse Article: Gossip Girl Stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley SplitCupid's Pulse Article: Gossip Girl Stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley Split

It’s official: another cute celebrity couple has parted ways. Gossip Girl costars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley have gone their separate ways, People has learned.  Reps for both of the actors have confirmed the split, even though the two were seen out in public together just last week in New York shopping for candles at Henri Bendel. While the real-life couple split just like their TV characters, unlike their Gossip Girl counter parts, the pair are remaining mum about the subject.  A source says that there seemed “no sign of trouble” between the two while filming their hit show on set.  Lively told Allure Magazine in an interview last month that she doesn’t comment on relationships.  “My anonymity is something I treasure.  Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.”  If only Dan and Serena felt the same.

What details in your relationship should you keep to yourself?

Cupid’s Advice:

Releasing private details about your relationship to the public, whether that being to your friends and family or via the paparazzi, can be tricky.  Talk to your partner, and decide together what is appropriate.  Cupid has some suggestions:

1. Privacy levels: What may be considered personal information to one person may be just fine for public scrutiny as far as the other is concerned.   Our take on private and personal information probably comes from how we were raised as children and what was disclosed in our own family settings.  If you and your mate can’t compromise or agree on what is appropriate, perhaps dating someone who shares similar privacy levels would work better.

2. Girl’s night out: One of the best parts of going out with the girls is getting to dish about your beau.  Full disclosure.  But beware:  your beau may be doing the exact same thing with his crew.  A good rule to keep in mind here is to ask yourself how you would you feel if the roles were reversed?   If you think you may be upset in that situation, zip your lips when you’re about to say something overly personal.

3. TMI: Even if you and your partner are completely open and want the world know everything about your relationship, the world may not feel the same.  We’ve all been in that situation where you’re stuck listening to someone jabber on and on about the specific intimate details of his or her relationship.  Be careful you don’t become that person!