Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW ©2010 The CW Network Photo: Rufus and Lily Break-Up in Season 4?

Say it ain’t so, Gossip Girl! Is the show poised to split up the van der Bass Humphrey family in the coming weeks? If Rufus and Lily can’t make it, who can?

The Botox-loving twosome probably won’t call it quits, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t rocky times ahead. "I was suggesting a storyline [to the writers] about three months ago — two months ago — I'm starting to see a different storyline [than the one I suggested],” Matthew Settle told E! Online. “But a Rufus storyline emerged, so I have to think the nudging has an effect.”

Apparently that storyline revolves around Rufus getting Lincoln Hawk back together.

Still, Settle says that this season has been hard on Rufus and Lily’s relationship. "Absolutely, he's let down by her. But then he's also understanding about why she did it. One of the interesting things about Rufus is, now that he's living on the Upper East Side, he's starting to understand firsthand that being political is an investment in — what the choice about who you're going to support [means] When you don't have all the information you'll make decisions that may not be moral choices, good moral choices, based on the well-being of your family. That's what Lily's motives have always been, to protect her family. The trick is, as parents, do we protect our family in the right way? And I guess it's hard to have a Supreme Court in your head to help keep [all the decisions] straight. Definitely some of her machinations are catching up with her this season, but at the same time Rufus has this undying love for Lily, and she's the one, they're soul mates. You stick by your woman."

Source: E! Online