Here's a piece of news that Gossip Girls across the country will be happy to get their hands on: Leighton Meester, best known for her role as Blair Waldorf on the aforementioned TV drama, has announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Adam Brody.
The 29-year-old actress gave us some foreshadowing of this announcement in a recent interview with Nylon Magazine, saying, "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."
She quickly followed up on this intention to start doing "grown-up stuff" by marrying Brody in what was described as a "super-secret" ceremony by the ocean in Northern California in February. They stayed off social media in the weeks leading up to the wedding so that no paparazzi would be able to figure out their plans.
The couple, who first met on the set of the 2011 film The Oranges and costarred again in 2014's Life Partners, never even publicly announced that they were a couple prior to their marriage. However, they certainly wasted no time getting down to the business of babymaking, and recent PopSugar photos confirm that the actress is now pregnant and sporting a visible baby bump.
In an interview with InStyle U.K., Meester revealed that her perspective has changed since leaving Gossip Girl, and she now places a higher value on time spent with family.
"My values have shifted greatly in terms of what I find important," she said. "It's my family, my friends and having a personal life. Those are the things that need nurturing."