- July: Blake and Ryan were announced as the leads for Green Lantern and made their first public appearance together at Comic-Con in San Diego that Summer. At that point, Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson, while Blake was still dating her on-again, off-again boyfriend and Gossip Girl costar, Penn Badgley.
- September: Unlike their characters on Gossip Girl, Blake and Penn didn't end up together; the former couple reportedly called things off in mid-September.
- October: Blake presented Ryan with the Most Anticipated Movie trophy at Spike TV's Scream Awards, where they engaged in some witty banter on stage.
- December: Rumors of trouble in paradise plagued Ryan and Scarlett's two-year marriage for months before it was announced that he had filed for divorce just before Christmas.