It’s a match made in fan fiction heaven!
According to Us Weekly, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody — the brunet[te] stars of Josh Schwartz’s teen drama hits Gossip Girl and The O.C., respectively — have been “secretly dating for weeks.” The news was confirmed by People this afternoon; although reps for Brody and Meester aren’t talking, sources say that the actors are, in fact, an item. Excuse me while I stifle a squeal.
This is even better than that list of on-screen couples we’d like to see dating in real life. Sure, Blair and Chuck were meant for each other… but it was always a little tough to get over the fact that he once sold her for a hotel. (Not that that’s a thing one can actually do, but, well, you know.) And as adorable as Seth and Summer were on The O.C., Cohen could probably benefit from the once and future Queen B’s tough love.
Most importantly of all, this pairing throws the gate wide open for all of the O.C./GG crossovers we’ve always dreamed about. Imagine a catfight between Jenny Humphrey and Kaitlin Cooper, or Kirsten Cohen and Lily Rhodes van der Woodsen Bass Humphrey van der Woodsen sharing a bottle of wine (before promptly checking into rehab), or Nate Archibald and Luke Ward finally riding off into the sunset together! The possibilities are endless, my friends — though I think I’d draw the line at making Chuck and Summer a couple. For some reason, that one just feels wrong.