How Did Leighton Meester Meet Adam Brody? Their Relationship Timeline

Many know Adam Brody and Leighton Meester from their time in Gossip Girl and The O.C. 

They acted as Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen.

Brody and Meester are real-life lovers whose romance depicts their love life when they appeared on shows together. 

The couple started dating in 2013, and by December, they were engaged.

Afterward, their romance culminated in a secret wedding since many were surprised by the news that they were already married.

After almost a decade of their relationship, they have two kids and many television and movie credits.

 Let us look at their relationship timeline, including the time they met. 

The two met when they worked with executive producer Josh Schwartz on two different projects.

This was more than 15 years ago.

The pair did a secret wedding in 2014, less than a year after they officially became a couple.

They have two children, a son whose name is still unknown and a daughter known as Arlo Day.

The couple enjoys surfing with the children when they are on vacation. 

Brody recently stated that he met his wife for the first time when she was still acting in Gossip Girl. 

He revealed during an interview on the podcast Unqualified, “Josh Schwartz produced both shows, and literally, the first time we met, that whole cast was eating at Canter’s [Deli in Los Angeles], and I lived at Canter’s for like my entire 20s. 

And I was leaving, and he introduced all of us.” 

He stated that he bumped into her a couple of times over the next couple of years before they were brought together in 2011 when acting in the movie The Oranges.

He stated, “I was seeing someone at the time [when we did the movie]. 

So, we met kind of through mutual work friends off and on. 

And then we didn’t get together about a year after that movie when I was single.

But I had no idea whether she was a good person or not. And, in fact, kind of assumed she probably wasn’t for like the first handful of years that I didn’t know her, just because, I don’t know, Gossip Girl. 

Not that I tagged all actresses with that or anything — I didn’t. And I like to date actors, and I never believe that stigma.”


The two acted together in The Oranges, and a source revealed, “They were always close and friendly.” 

Brody and Meester later collaborated on another project in 2014 known as Life Partners. 


News broke out in early 2013 that both stars were dating and spending a lot of time together.


The two were seen holding hands when they made their first public appearance together as a couple during the premier of Some Girl(s) in which Brody was a star performer. 


Various sources revealed earlier that year that the couple had tied the knot in a lovely event in Northern Carolina. 


They attended their first red carpet event as a married couple during the 2014 Tony Awards. 

This was four months after their wedding.


It was confirmed that the couple welcomed their first-born baby girl Arlo.


In June, the couple gave their first interview and confessed that they loved that their legendary characters managed to get married in real life.

They also revealed that they occasionally talked about it.

Meester stated, “Once a year, randomly, on our Seth and Blair day.

It’s good for a laugh. It doesn’t excite us, I think, because we’re just human beings … but it’s exciting to us that it’s exciting to you. 

It’s cool.”


The couple made a rare appearance during the premiere of Ready or Not in Los Angeles, in which Brody participated in. 


Meester stated that she is expecting a second child, revealing her baby bump in pictures got by the Daily Mail. 


The actor announced the birth of their son, referring to him as “a dream boy,” in September.


The father spoke of his family’s experience during the coronavirus pandemic.

He revealed to Entertainment Tonight that even though the world was going through difficult times, they had a blissful experience and stated, “I know a lot of parents who feel that way.”


Brody referred to Meester as a heavenly creature when he appeared in Unqualified in March.

He stated, “She’s literally like Joan of Arc. 

She is, like, the strongest, best person I know. 

She is my moral compass and North Star, and I just can’t say enough good things about her character. 

It’s crazy.”