“Gossip Girl” Star Pregnant!
Following in fellow “Gossip Girl” co-star Blake Lively’s footsteps, Leighton Meester has announced that she is expecting her first child with hubby of over a year Adam Brody. You may remember him from “The O.C.” as he played Seth while she played Blair Waldorf on the hit CW series for six seasons. After her time was over on television, Meester headed to Broadway where she starred along James Franco in “Of Mice and Men” which later could be seen in a few hundred theaters. During this time, she wed Brody in the ultimate private ceremony that no one even knew it had happened. This is something that the 29- year old has been wanting for awhile as she told Nylon Magazine recently. Since getting married, she has enjoyed doing “the grown-up stuff.” Meester echoed that her next step would most likely be having a child and it could not be more perfect timing.
Blake Lively, who played Serena van der Woodsen alongside Meester on “Gossip Girl” welcomed daughter James with husband Ryan Reynolds a few months back. As it has not stopped Lively from working, Meester is in post-production with the television movie “Any Tom, Dick, or Harry” and was also featured in “That’s My Boy” and “The Judge” since the end of GG. On top of that, we cannot forget that Meester teamed up with Cobra Starship for “Good Girls Go Bad” so she really is a “Jill” of all trades. Meester has also been very open about a rough upbringing as her mother served time in prison for drugs; she became pregnant with Meester, nursed her then she was raised by her grandmother until the prison sentence was over.
I am sure that all of those tough life lessons will play in to her newest role as a mama. No due date or gender has been revealed but her bump was noticeable on PopSugar. E! quickly jumped on the story to confirm it and send congratulations. This could be Meester’s most important role yet as she has decidedly chosen to reshape her life, saying: “My values have shifted greatly in terms of what I find important. It’s my family, my friends and having a personal life. Those are the things that need nurturing.” Sounds like she is already ready to nurture baby Brody. We are eager to hear what her former co-stars have to say about her pregnancy. We are very excited for the latest addition and wish them all the best as they take on a brand new chapter of their lives. Best of luck Mr. and Mrs. Brody!!!