Leighton Meester and Adam Brody React to How Blair Waldorf Married Seth Cohen

Adam Brody Leighton MeesterAdam Brody and Leighton Meester joked about their beloved television characters Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf, and how they ended up marrying each other in real life. (

It was a match made in millennial television heaven when Gossip Girl lead Leighton Meester quietly married The O.C. actor Adam Brody in 2014, but the two have managed to maintain a notoriously low profile, rarely discussing their beloved TV characters, Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen.

However, they finally admitted that they find humor in the real life match. “Once a year, randomly, on our Seth and Blair day,” Brody joked to Entertainment Tonight. “It’s good for a laugh.”

Meester added, “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.”

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Gossip Girl characters Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively) on the Met Steps. (

Unfortunately, both spouses confessed that they haven’t seen the other’s shows.

The couple resurfaced at a volunteer event in Los Angeles on behalf of Feeding America on Tuesday, June 27, where they advocated giving back to the community. “I mean, lending our name or face certainly brings some level of more awareness, but we also need to know what we’re talking about,” the actor said. “I wanted to be hands-on and I want to be educated and, again, forge a connection.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 27: Adam Brody and Leighton Meester volunteer at Feeding America’s Summer Hunger Awareness event At Para Los Ninos in Los Angeles on June 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

Both Meester and Brody dressed down for the company’s Summer Hunger Awareness event, draping aprons over their jeans and T-shirt combos to help unpack food. During their time at Para Los Ninos, the two—along with Tiffani Thiessen—served lunch to 150 kids. The stars then played a game to help educate the sweet group about good and bad foods.

While the kids were noshing on their healthy lunches, Meester and Brody both sat down with the kids to spend some quality time together. The dad of one (to daughter Arlo Day) even engaged in an arm wrestling match, and Meester helped out.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 27: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody volunteer at Feeding America’s Summer Hunger Awareness event At Para Los Ninos in Los Angeles on June 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

“She’s too little to come here today. She’d be like, ‘I don’t get it,'” Meester said of Arlo, who turns 2 this year. “But I think it’s a really, you know, even for us, this is something we’re sort of even learning about, and I think that it’s really important to show your children that there are different sides to everything.”

The stars first met on the set of 2011 indie flick The Oranges, but started dating in early 2013.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.