Attention all Upper East Siders – Gossip Girl’s very own Leigton Meester is expecting her first child with husband and fellow actor, Adam Brody!
Meester and Brody were seen out and about in LA on a lunch date this past weekend, all smiles and showing off one part of their relationship they couldn’t hide anymore– a rather large baby bump. The normally very private couple has kept their relationship under wraps for as long as they could – even their private wedding ceremony, which took place in February 2014, was a surprise to many people. The two made their red carpet debut as a married couple at the Tony Awards a few months later in June.
The couple has not been shy about their desire to have children. In a recent interview with NYLON, Meester stated, “Most people I know are starting to get married. It’ll be kids next. I like the grown-up stuff. I like having a house. I’ve got dogs.” In a Reddit AMA, Brody jokingly stated that he wanted 12 children.
Meester, 29, and Brody, 35 met on the set of The Oranges, and instantly became close friends. Meester reportedly had always had a “crush” on her future husband. Additionally, they worked together on the 2014 comedy Life Partners – their second work project together.
Meester is currently performing on the Broadway production Of Mice and Men, which also stars James Franco and Chris O’Dowd. She recently released her debut folk album called Heartstrings in 2014. Brody has acted in Jennifer’s Body, Cop Out, Scream 4 and The Romantics. He plays in a band called The Shortcoats.
Meester’s former Gossip Girl co-star Blake Lively welcomed a baby girl named James with husband Ryan Reynolds this past December. Additionally, it was recently announced that Matthew Settle, who played Dan Humphrey’s father on the hit show, is expecting a child with his girlfriend.