Show's Lily and Rufus set tongues wagging on set

They play a married couple on the set of Gossip Girl and now Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle have become inseparable after breaking up with their respective partners. 

Both are in need of a shoulder to cry on as last month Matthew broke up with his wife of over three years, Naama Nativ, and Kelly‘s still suffering the trauma of a bitter divorce.

Now there’s speculation on the Gossip Girl set that what started off as friendship has turned into something more – causing castmates to wonder 
if the on-screen romance of husband and wife Rufus and Lily Humphrey is about to be played out in real-life.

‘They really like each other, but they’re trying to keep it low key,’ a source says. ‘They hung out all 
the time during New York Fashion Week.

‘At the Alice 
& Olivia show, they were hanging on each other and posing for pictures, and he wasn’t wearing his wedding ring. They totally looked like a couple.’

It’s not the first time on-screen chemistry at Gossip Girl has sizzled into real-life. Blake Lively, who plays Serena van der Woodsen, is dating co-star Penn BadgleyDan Humphrey in the show.

Read the full story about Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle in Now magazine dated 29 March – out now!  

Beth McLoughlin