Kelly blatz said that He and Blake were and still are close!

Just a few years back, the Burbank, California, native was working at Starbucks, waiting for his big break – and dating “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively, whom he took to their high school prom. And, he said, they’re still close.

"We’ve been childhood friends and she’s amazing," Kelly said. "I’m so happy for her. We talk every now and again — she’s in New York, so it’s hard."

But for now, it sounds like Kelly’s more concerned with his work than going after girls – and his rock band, Capra, which he fronts.