Rufus and Lily Forever! Kelly Rutherford Celebrates Gossip Girl Costar Matthew Settle's Birthday with Sweet Post
Though the stars of Gossip Girl have largely gone their separate ways, Rutherford and Settle have remained close
Rufus and Lily shippers, you might want to sit down for this one.
“Happy Birthday to my handsome soulful friend @matthew_settle,” she captioned the shot. “I love you and think the world of you. As an actor, father and friend. Sending you so much love today and everyday.”
“As you can see I have a really tough time showing my affection for this human,” she quipped.
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Though Serena and Dan’s relationship dominated the plot, Lily and Rufus’ own love story also captured the hearts of viewers — and sparked rumors of an off-screen romance, as well.
In 2010, the two leaned heavily on each other in the wake of Settle’s separation from his wife, which coincided with Rutherford’s own divorce. Speaking to PEOPLE at the time, Rutherford said Settle had been “really supportive.”
“He’s a great friend and I really appreciate that,” she said.
“We’re good friends,” Settle added. “Kelly and I have a lot in common because we are supporting each other at this time in our lives.”