Leighton Meester: “My Family Has A Crazy History”

Leighton Meester
talks about marriage and her difficult past in the April issue of Marie Claire.

The 25-year-old Gossip Girl star says she’s not sure if she’ll ever tie the knot one day. Meester – who has been linked to Sebastian Stan and Justin Long – said, “I’m not sure I ever want to get married. I never had a boyfriend until I was 18. It’s nice, I guess – when you like them. But it isn’t the most important thing.”

The actress admits her childhood was “crazy.” When she was born her mother was in federal prison for drug trafficking. As a baby she was transferred to a halfway house for three months and ended up staying with her grandmother. Her father also served time for drug-related offenses.

“My family has a crazy history. Probably the craziest I’ve heard of. I look back now and I see it in a nice light. It wasn’t uncomplicated. But I played outside. I went to the beach. There were happy, fun times. You can take what is handed to you and use it as an excuse to mess up. But I’ve always handled what was given to me by life. I consider myself lucky. I was never lied to. And I was loved.”

For now – Meester says she’s coming into her own on the Gossip Girl set.

She shares, “I’m a totally different person than when I started. I’m growing into an adult. I feel more mature than most people my age. I’m having this weird growth spurt. I’m starting to see my future differently. I’m getting ready for it.”


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