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KISSES IN THE SUN
Looks like life is imitating art! Gossip Girl costars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley – who have coyly sidestepped relationship rumors – enjoy a steamy kiss in the pool during a romantic getaway last weekend to Paraiso de la Bonita, a luxury resort in Mexico's Mayan Riviera.
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They may be sharing chips now, but back in January Lively called talk of a romance She told PEOPLE: "Everybody always tries to dig into your personal life or create things that aren't there."
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Poolside, Badgley and Lively take a break from the heat, indulging in some frosty beverages.
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MADE IN THE SHADE
"I think she's incredible," Badgley earlier told PEOPLE of his costar. "She's an amazing person and she's beautiful – so there's not a lot to dislike."
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While on vacation, he helps his girlfriend protect her "beautiful" self from the blazing sun, applying some lotion to her lower back.
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It's a far cry from the Upper East Side hangouts they're used to! The couple ditch the pool and frolic at the beach.
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COOLING THEIR HEELS
Lively and Badgley cool their heels in the resort's infinity pool.
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When Badgley was named among PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive last year, he revealed what he looks for in a girl: "Somebody's who confident and independent ... looking good doesn't hurt, but looks will only get you so far."
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Getting pruney? The twosome dry off with some thick white towels.
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And just when all that sunbathing gets too exhausting, Lively and Badgley curl up for some RampR.