Blake Lively, the American actress and star of 'Gossip Girl', is threatening to sue any publication which reprints a series of fake explicit photos of her. Images purporting to feature Blake Lively were distributed across various websites on Tuesday evening (31st May 2011), but the actress' representative has since told U.S Weekly they are a hoax.
Lively's spokesperson said, "The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various websites including Perez Hilton and Zap2it are 100 percent fake", adding, "Blake has never taken nude photos of herself. Blake will pursue legal action against the publication which initially published these photographs and any other outlets that republish them in any manner". Lively, whose next movie 'The Green Lantern' hits cinemas on 17th June 2011, is reportedly dating the award-winning actor Leonardo Dicaprio. The pair were spotted holding hands during a romantic after-dinner stroll in Monte Carl on 27th May 2011. An eyewitness noted, "He looked very in love", while another source said, "He had introduced Blake as his girlfriend. I would say they're totally smitten!" DiCaprio and his long-term girlfriend BAR RAFAELI called it quits just a few weeks ago.
Blake Lively was previously in a relationship with the actor Kelly Blatz from 2004 to 2007. She also dated her 'Gossip Girl' co-star and childhood classmate Penn Badgley but the pair ended their three year relationship in September 2010.