Lily van der Woodsen
Lily van der Woodsen Promo Image
Lily van der Woodsen
Portrayed By
Kelly Rutheford, Brittany Snow (teenager)
Cecily von Ziegesar
TV Series
Josh Schwartz
Stephanie Savage
CEO of Bass Industries
Controlling Shareholder of Rhodes Records
Charity President
One-time Model
Rick Rhodes (father)
CeCe Rhodes (mother)
Carol Rhodes (sister)
Serena van der Woodsen (son)
Eric van der Woodsen (son)
Scott Rosson (son with Rufus Humphrey)
Dan Humphrey (step-son)
Jenny Humphrey (step-daughter)
William van der Woodsen (husband)
Klaus Richter (divorced)
Paolo (divorced)
Samir (divorced)
Bart Bass (husband, deceased)
Rufus Humphrey (divorced)
First Appearance
Last Appearance

Lilian 'Lily' van der Woodsen (nee Rhodes) is a recurring character in the Gossip Girl novels and a main character in its TV series counterpart. Lily van der Woodsen is the mother of Serena and Eric van der Woodsen. Known for her many divorces, Lily married the late Bart Bass and is currently settling down with her past lover and husband, Rufus Humphrey. Kelly Rutherford portrays Lily van der Woodsen.

Novel SeriesEdit

Television AdaptationEdit

Season 1Edit

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Trysts and RomancesEdit

Lily Humphrey's days as a groupie of many bands and as a socialite has lead her to trysts with many men ranging from musicians to businessmen and politicians. Those mentioned below are only some of the men she has had romantic relationships with and some are even mentioned throughout the series.

  • Darius Menard
  • Hollis Meminger
  • Steve Krieger
  • Pierre Elliot
  • Randy Manion
  • James Bono
  • Ben Noble
  • Justin Pittman
  • Chris Nelson
  • Lindsey Hill
  • Jeffrey Rehlaender
  • Lawrence Orvieto
  • Duncan Bryant
  • Jeff Christiano
  • Alan Cohen
  • Trent Reznor
  • Slash
  • Claus Christensen


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