With Ryan Gosling and Blake Lively apparently enjoying a special closeness, Kelly Rutherford – who plays Lively's mother on Gossip Girl – has given the pair the thumbs-up.
"It'd be great [if they were dating]. Blake's an amazing person," Rutherford said Friday at the opening of the new restaurant Beauty & Essex in New York. "She's so gorgeous. He's a lucky man if they are!"
Neither Gosling not Lively is admitting to anything serious between them. "She's an incredible actress; she's a good friend," Gosling told PEOPLE last week at a lunch for Blue Valentine in New York at the Kimberly Hotel.
Rutherford, 42, who went through a difficult divorce last year from husband Daniel Giersch – with whom she has two children, Hermés and Helena – said she could be ready to follow Lively's lead and date again.
"I'm really enjoying being a mom, but I'm open to dating," she told PEOPLE. "It's not really a priority. I have so much love in my life right now with my kids."
She adds: "I'll have plenty of time to meet someone and have that part of my life fulfilled. Right now I'm so fulfilled between work and my kids. It's so important, this time in their life."
Rutherford says her resolution for the new year is to stay "very thankful" for everything she has. "That's usually what I'll do on New Year's," she says. "I'll write a little bit about where I am and what I want to do."