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Shh! Not-So-Secret Couples Who Intrigued Us

From Reese & Jake to Rihanna & Chris, these twosomes were kissing – but not telling. By Brian Orloff

PENN & BLAKE

Their Gossip Girl characters called it quits last spring, but Badgley and Lively's romance was just heating up. After the show's first season wrapped in May, the couple shared a PDA-filled getaway to Mexico's Mayan Riviera. But they also made time for family: In July, Lively supported her beau's mom at her jewelry launch in New York. Her onscreen mom Kelly Rutherford approves of their romance, too, telling PEOPLE, "I think they're so lovely."