Blake Lively reacts to fans learning about 'lonely boy' Dan Humphrey is the Gossip Girl in the iconic drama

For eight years now, Gossip Girls have been talking about the controversial ending of Gossip Girl. Blake Lively joined the discussion over the weekend.
Blake Lively and Penn Beagley from Gossip Girl Blake Lively reacts to fans learning about 'lonely boy' Dan Humphrey is the Gossip Girl in the iconic drama
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When Gossip Girl began to trace its journey to the series finale, back in 2021, numerous names popped up as the probable person behind Gossip Girl. However, the makers decided to stray away from the traditional names and ended up crowning Penn Badgley's character Dan Humphrey as the Gossip Girl. Eight years since the finale aired, the controversial ending still causes a stir among fans. Blake Lively has now dived into the conversation and confirmed that Dan wasn't the first choice for it in the first place. 

The iconic show's alum took to her Instagram Stories to share a meme commenting about the ending. "We watched the entire series to find out it’s Dan," the meme post read. Blake shared the post and said, "YOU’RE surprised… Imagine how the writers felt." The statement came a year after the writers confessed Dan wasn't the chosen person behind Gossip Girl. 

Back in 2019, during the Vulture Festival, BuzzFeed reported that Gossip Girl writer and executive producer Joshua Safran commented on the finale and said that Dan wasn't the choice. He added that his heart was "heart set on Eric [Van der Woodsen]" to be the mastermind behind the scandalous platform. 

But a New York Post at the time had predicted that Eric was GG. The team then decide to make Nate the Gossip Girl for he had never sent a tip until the fifth season. But clearly, that wasn't the final decision. Do you feel Dan was a convincing choice as the Gossip Girl? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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Anonymous 4 weeks ago

As many have already said, i rewatched the show and there are many times where Dan being gossip girl simply does not make sense, it’s almost as if they thought of Dan being gossip girl along the way, or as though they didn’t put a lot of effort into the reveal, nor did they plan it out as they should have, it makes sense that’s it’s HIM but certain things he did and didn’t do made it seem as though gossip girl was not him. My sister is watching it for the first time and has her mind set on gossip girl being Vanessa it’s very funny to watch.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I watched d whole series...nd it didnt make sense fr me dan being the gossip girl☹

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Loved that it was Dan and made total sense to me

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

If you watch it back ... it makes no sense at all.. there are times he reads a blast and reacts by himself amongst many other reasons it wouldn't be him.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

It could not be him like when Serena picked up the pregnancy test, or when Nate and Jenny was kissed and he didn’t know about it, or when Jenny was secreting living with eric

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Dan did a terrible job of hiding it in my opinion as well but yeah, it just had to be him.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Lol back in 2021

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Back in 2021? Oh really?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

The ending bought a real tear to my eyes. You'll be oh so lonely when it's over. XOXO -S.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I'm lonely, because it is over :'). XOXO -K

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I'm lonely, because it is over :'). XOXO -K

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Nobody else had anything to gain by being GG. Dan wanted IN and he made it happen through Gossip girl. So I agree it would have been more interesting if it had been someone else. But it only makes sense for it to be Dan.

Anonymous 1 month ago

How about Dorota as GG. I am on season 5 and she always knows what's happening.

Anonymous 1 month ago

It would have been WAY more interesting if Nate was gossip girl. Nate was a boring character.

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