In some of the more heartwarming news to emerge out of the star-making machine that is Hollywood, mid-to-late noughties teen royalty Adam Brody, 33, and Leighton Meester, 27, have announced their engagement. The pair met on the set of the 2011 film The Oranges, but didn’t make the details of their romance public until early this year.
Both stars rose to the public eye – and the covers of teen magazines everywhere courtesy of chronic teen drama/guilty pleasure producer Josh Schwartz, who has been responsible for some of pop cultures most memorable television shows over the past decade. Brody, 33, charmed audiences around the world in The O.C. as adorkable Chrismukkah creator Seth Cohen, while Messter reigned supreme as teen queen Blair Waldorf in the recently wrapped Gossip Girl. While the two series took place on opposite ends of the North American continent, they captured the hearts and minds of an entire generation of young viewers all the same.
No word yet on whether or not Marissa Cooper will rise from the ashes, phoenix style, to preside over the ceremony and shower audiences in vodka and lawn-furniture. It’s expected that Death Cab for Cutie have been booked for the reception, with Kristin Bell allegedly set to officiate. XOXO.