Penn Badgley may be most famous for playing some very shady TV characters — namely “Gossip Girl”‘s Dan Humphrey and “You”‘s Joe Goldberg — but in real life, he seems to be very happily married. Over the years, Badgley, 36, hasn’t had too many relationships in the public eye, but he did date a few famous stars before settling down with his wife, Domino Kirke.
Badgley and Kirke welcomed their first child together in September 2020, an experience Badgley once said made playing Joe on “You” more difficult because of how happy he felt in real life. “The funny thing is I was curious what my new fatherhood, how that would influence my experience with Joe and acting with him, and sometimes it was almost not helpful because I was having such light and joyful experience — still am — and Joe is so petrified,” he said in a 2021 interview with Access.
Since the start of “You,” Badgley has been trying to stop fans from romanticizing his murderous character. But long before he became a father and stepped into Joe’s shoes, he romanced his former “Gossip Girl” costar Blake Lively on and off screen. Ahead, check out the rest of Badgley’s dating history.