'Gossip Girl' Star Matthew Settle Confirms Split from Wife
'Gossip Girl' Star Matthew Settle Confirms Split from Wife
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
One of television's most eligible dads is apparently back on the market.

Matthew Settle, who plays Gossip Girl's rock star cum artist turned responsible father Rufus Humphrey, is parting ways with wife of four years Naama Nativ, People reports.


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"It's true and we are working on that," says the alter-ego of Rufus, who ironically got married this season on Gossip Girl. "Things happen in life and you just have to roll with it. I wish things could have been better, but our focus is on our daughter."

Their daughter, Aven Angelica Settle, was born last March. The 11-month old, who is just learning to talk, will the focus of his father throughout what could be turbulent divorce proceedings.

"She can walk but she's afraid to," Matthew shares with the Celebrity Baby Blog. "I try to walk with her holding her hands, but the moment I touch her she wants to sit down. She knows that you are going to ask her to walk and she's like, 'I'm not ready!' So I think she's going to be cautious, which is good because I'm not always the most cautious person."

Sources add that legal proceedings are still underway and no divorce papers have been filed.

Settle, 40, adds to OK! that he's not exactly on a lookout for a replacement to his 26-year-old wife just yet.

"I'm not adjusted yet," he says. "I'm still working on that, but it's always a tragedy when things happen, and that's all I can say."

Gossip Girl is currently on hiatus, and Settle is set to make his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in a ten-week limited run next month of Chicago.

Gossip Girl returns March 8 on the CW.


Sources: People, OK!, Celebrity Baby Blog
(Image courtesy of the CW)

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