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Sources confirmed late Sunday night that Lively and Reynolds, who started dating after starring in the superhero film Green Lantern together, got married Sept. 9 at a plantation outside of Charleston, S.C.
Although the Gossip Girl actor dated his co-star Lively, 25, from 2007-2010, he had no problem expressing his congratulations to the famous bride and groom.
Badgley explained that he didn't know "that [their marriage] is confirmed" and heard the good news along with the rest of the world on Sunday night. "[People] were like, 'Hey, did you hear that Blake's getting married?' I was like, 'OK, great!' "
The actor, who was in Toronto promoting the biopic Greetings From Tim Buckley, said that he's happy for his former love.
"Obviously people are going try to connect us in ways in which we're not connected anymore. But it's great. I'm happy for her."
Badgley has his own reasons to celebrate, because he received rave reviews for his performance as the late singer, who drowned in 1997 at the age of 30.
"With the cool mischievousness and dark good looks of a young James Franco, Badgley has a seductive energy that always seems to be about to go someplace dangerous . . ." gushed the Hollywood Reporter.