Adam Brody and Leighton Meester are engaged after dating each other for almost a year.
According to a Star magazine report on Nov. 19, 2013, an “insider” says: “Leighton and Adam are crazy about each other and have talked about getting married eventually. But she had no idea he would propose so soon! It was the surprise of her life and she’s ecstatic!
“Right now their plan is to get married next summer. They are still deciding if they want a destination wedding or if they’ll marry in Southern California somewhere.”
Brody (who is 33) and Meester (who is 27) have known each other for years, but didn’t begin dating until January 2013. They co-starred in the 2012 movie “The Oranges.” In the movie, Brody’s misfit character Toby has an unrequited crush on Meester’s vixenish Nina, who ends up having an adulterous affair with Toby’s father, David (played by Hugh Laurie).
They also co-star in the movie “Life Partners,” whose release date is to be announced.
Meester and Brody are best known for their previous TV drama series about privileged young people. Brody co-starred on “The O.C.” (which was on the air from 2003 to 2007), while Meester co-starred in “Gossip Girl,” which was on the air from 2007 to 2012.
Brody’s films also include “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “Lovelace,” “Damsels in Distress,” “The Romantics,” “Baggage Claim” and “Jennifer’s Body.” His upcoming movies include “Think Like a Man Too and “Growing Up and Other Lies.”
Meester’s film credits include “That’s My Boy,” “Monte Carlo,” “The Roommate” and “Country Strong.” Her upcoming films include “The Judge,” “Any Tom, Dick, or Harry,” “Like Sunday, Like Rain,” and “God Only Knows.”
Brody previously dated director Lorene Scafaria in 2010 and his “O.C.” co-star (and on-screen love interest) Rachel Bilson from 2003 to 2006. Leighton was previously linked to actor Aaron Himelstein. She also dated her “Gossip Girl” co-star Sebastian Stan from 2008 to 2010.
Meester and Brody have not yet made any public comments about their engagement.
On Nov. 21, 2013, Meester was in Shanghai to promote skincare company Biotherm, and she was not wearing an engagement ring at a Biotherm media event.
Feb. 18, 2014 update: Brody and Meester are apparently married, although they have not publicly confirmed or denied it. According to Yahoo Celebrity, Brody was seen wearing a gold wedding band the weekend of Feb. 15, 2014. The couple reportedly spent Valentine’s Day 2014 together at St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico, a popular destination for newlyweds.