- April: Blake and Ryan joked back and forth with each other while attending the WonderCon press conference in San Francisco, which came hot on the heels of Ryan's quotes to Details magazine about his divorce. "I'm not out of it yet. At all. But I sense that as I do come through it, there's optimism," he said. "How can there not be? I don't think I want to get married again, but you always reevaluate these things."
- June: Blake was seen gallivanting all over Europe with Leonardo DiCaprio, igniting plenty of dating rumors. A few weeks later, she and Ryan hung out together backstage at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, and were photographed looking like the best of friends at the Green Lantern premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
- July: Ryan's divorce was finalized on July 1, making it three years since he and Scarlett had gotten married.
- October: While living in Boston to film R.I.P.D., a very special visitor was spotted leaving his apartment during his birthday weekend in the wee hours of the morning — Blake! Dating rumors immediately began to swirl, prompting People to report that the two "are very much a couple," and that "they're really happy together."
- November: Blake was seen sneaking out of Ryan's apartment in Boston yet again, this time with their adorable dogs. Throughout October and November, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress made quite a few visits to Ryan on the set of R.I.P.D. on the weekends when she wasn't filming Gossip Girl.
- December: Ryan took Blake to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada over the holidays to meet his family, where they were seen holding hands at the Granville Island Public Market. So cute!