‘Gossip Girl’ Gray Romance Shocker!

Well, well, well.

Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley were pretty cozy with each other as they strolled through New York’s Soho district, hand-in-hand and sporting matching gray wardrobes, between takes while filming recently.

Despite being photographed kissing while on vacation in Mexico in May, the pair have played coy about their offscreen relationship, with Badgely hedging, “we have to draw a line, at some point, with our personal lives” and Lively telling Teen People, “I try not to talk about my dating life. I want to, but once you start, it’s all downhill from there.”

Come on, guys; open up already. Acknowledging a real-life romance could boost public interest in the series. And you just might inspire other actors who’ve been carrying on clandestine romances to ‘fess up and let their love flourish in an open setting. Perhaps other actors on your own show, even.