Leighton Meester Reveals ‘Gossip Girl’ Wasn’t ‘The Healthiest Environment’ For Her Mental Health

Leighton Meester On Mental Health

Star Reveals 'Gossip Girl' Was Not 'The Healthiest Environment' For Her To Be In!

Leighton Meester is getting real about some formative moments from young in her career!

The 32-year-old star is the focus of a feature in the new issue of Net-A-Porter, and while the feature discusses quite a few different things going on in her career and life, there’s a big takeaway from some of her time at Gossip Girl that has people talking!

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Meester opens up about looking back at the six seasons she spent on the CW show alongside stars like Blake Lively and Taylor Momsen, saying (below):

“I was young when I started Gossip Girl. A lot more people were suddenly around and I was being looked at. If you don’t have the right perspective, you could definitely be confused by people being that nice to you or judging you for behavior that’s typical of a 20-, 21-year-old, making mistakes but having to make them very publicly. I’m not haunted by that time, but it’s been interesting and helpful for me to look at it and examine it as an adult and go, ‘I don’t know if it was the healthiest environment.'”

Wow!

And she continued, too (below):

“Everyone has their own journey, especially in their early twenties when they’re just figuring out who they are. Because of the success of [Gossip Girl], I was put in a place where that journey was sped up. I had to figure it out quickly and with not a completely developed mind to discern between what’s real and what’s not, who I can trust and who I can’t. I got really lucky and was able to very early on find and stay friends with people who are true.”

Amen to that!

Fortunately, Meester has came out of it just fine and continued on with a strong career. Her mental health outlook sounds lighter, too — and though she remembers Gossip Girl fondly, there’s no way she’d ever go back (below):

“I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s sort of a time capsule. A lot of the questions that come from it are: ‘Do you miss it?’ ‘Did you love what you wore?’ And I understand that, but—and I say this with nothing but love—it is like saying, ‘High school was an amazing time for you. Do you wish you could go back?’ And the truth is, it was so special and such a unique, amazing experience, but no, I wouldn’t wanna go back to it. I was a kid!”

Interesting!

Thoughts, Perezcious readers?! Let us know in the comments (below)!!

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Hey, Upper East Siders, Blake Lively Teases The Possibility Of A Gossip Girl Reboot!

Hey, Upper East Siders, Blake Lively Teases The Possibility Of A Gossip Girl Reboot!

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Hey, Upper East Siders. PerezHilton.com here. And we have the biggest news ever.

One of our many sources, Variety, sends us this: Blake Lively would totally be down for a Gossip Girl reunion!

That’s right — S would be down for a reunion with B, Lonely Boy, Little J, Nate, and even Chuck!

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When asked about the possibility of rebooting the popular six-season series that followed the lives of Manhattan’s elite, the 29-year-old said she’d be open to bringing back Serena van der Woodsen “if it was good” and “if it made sense.”

Spotted: us losing our shit!

The actress explained: (more…)

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From Lindsay Lohan & Raven Symon├â┬⌐ To Ryan Gosling & Justin Timberlake — Find Out Which Celebs Used To Be Roommates!

From Lindsay Lohan & Raven Symon├â┬⌐ To Ryan Gosling & Justin Timberlake — Find Out Which Celebs Used To Be Roommates!

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Celebs are known to have lavish mansions and fancy homes all to themselves. But most A-listers weren’t always living the lifestyle of the rich and famous!

While stars usually have these posh pads all to themselves, plenty of celebrities used to have to share their space with a friend… and in some cases the friend got famous too!

For example, did you know that Lindsay Lohan and Raven Symoné used to be roommates?!

Not to mention, Ryan Gosling has lived with both Justin Timberlake AND Michelle Williams at points in his life! And, they aren’t the only ones, Perezcious readers!

CLICK HERE to view “Celebrities Who Were Roommates!”

CLICK HERE to view “Celebrities Who Were Roommates!”

CLICK HERE to view “Celebrities Who Were Roommates!”

CLICK HERE to view “Celebrities Who Were Roommates!”

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49 Celebrities Honor The 49 Victims Of The Orlando Shooting With This Touching Tribute Video

49 Celebrities Honor The 49 Victims Of The Orlando Shooting With This Touching Tribute Video

Dozens of A-listers are doing their part to make sure the lives that were tragically lost in the June 12 shooting at Orlando’s Pulse night club aren’t forgotten.

On Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign shared a touching tribute video to the 49 people who were taken too soon in the senseless act of incomprehensible violence, enlisting all sorts of stars to help remember the victims.

Related: President Obama Hand Picks The Country’s First LGBT National Monument!

Ryan Murphy and his production company Ryan Murphy Television gathered together some of today’s most famous, influential celebs to read the names of each victim, and share a little bit of their stories.

Big names like Caitlyn Jenner, Lady GaGa, Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Kerry Washington, Colton Haynes, Gerard Butler, Sofia Vergara, and so many more honored those whose lives were sadly cut short in the terrible tragedy.

In fact, here are all the celebs who joined together for this moving clip (below): (more…)

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Nina Dobrev & Chace Crawford Go Bar Hopping In West Hollywood — Has She Already Moved On After Her Split?

Nina Dobrev & Chace Crawford Go Bar Hopping In West Hollywood — Has She Already Moved On After Her Split?

Nina celebrates being single with a night out!

On Tuesday it was revealed Nina Dobrev and her boyfriend of seven months Austin Stowell had split.

But later that night, the newly single starlet was spotted bar hopping in WeHo with none other than Chace Crawford!

Fast, right?

Video: Nina Grinds Up On Tim Tebow While Performing Let’s Get It On

Reportedly though, the 27-year-old may have just needed a shoulder to cry on as E! News shared that the two are just friends.

What else are pals for??

In case you didn’t know, the pair have been friendly for years, with Chace even making an appearance at Nina’s emoji-themed birthday party back in January.

Oh well. They’d still make a cute couple!

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Nina Dobrev Threw The Party To Beat All Parties With An Emoji Themed Birthday Bash!

Nina Dobrev Threw The Party To Beat All Parties With An Emoji Themed Birthday Bash!

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Now that’s how you throw a party!

Over the weekend, Nina Dobrev celebrated turning 27-years-old in the best way possible — The Vampire Diaries alum held an emoji-themed bash!

HIGHlarious! Still, We’re not sure what we love more, the party’s theme or the fact that Nina and her beau Austin Stowell were supposedly EXTRA cute at the event.

Related: Nina Dobrev Joins Vin Diesel In xXx 3!

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New Couple Alert? Chace Crawford Is Reportedly Dating His Blood & Oil Co-Star!

New Couple Alert? Chace Crawford Is Reportedly Dating His Blood & Oil Co-Star!

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Love is in the air!

On Monday, it was revealed that Chace Crawford is reportedly dating his Blood and Oil co-star Rebecca Rittenhouse. AH-Mazing!

The Gossip Girl actor celebrated his 30th birthday on Saturday and was linked to the blonde beauty during his party at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA.

One insider shared:

“Rebecca was by Chace’s side most of the night.”

[ Related: Chace Crawford & Cast Had A Gossip Girl Reunion! ]

Hmm, very inneresting. Could it be that the Hollywood hottie’s met the one?!

Another source explained: (more…)

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ICYMI: Chace Crawford, Michelle Trachtenberg & More Had A Sparkling Gossip Girl Reunion!

ICYMI: Chace Crawford, Michelle Trachtenberg & More Had A Sparkling Gossip Girl Reunion!

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Gossip Girl fans rejoice!

At Elton John‘s AIDS Foundation Oscars party in West Hollywood on Sunday, several cast members of the iconic CW show had a mini-reunion!

[ Related: Jessica Szohr Dishes On Blake Lively’s Baby! ]

Kelly Rutherford — who played Blake Lively‘s mom — shared a pic of her, Chace Crawford, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Jessica Szohr on her Instagram!

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Chace Crawford MACKS HARD On A Gorgeous Gal In Rio De Janeiro! Learn More About Who He Locked Lips With HERE!

Chace Crawford MACKS HARD On A Gorgeous Gal In Rio De Janeiro! Learn More About Who He Locked Lips With HERE!

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Chace Crawford is wasting NO time in Rio de Janeiro!

The actor, who’s currently in the fun city to promote the Brazilian denim brand, John John, partied hard with the locals on February 15.

[ Related: Chace Is Single Again! ]

To start the spicy night off, the 29-year-old took a sexy dancing lesson from Brazilian model, Bruna Marquezine, before shimmying his way over to local singer, Manu Gavassi.

Check out a hot pic and music video featuring the 22-year-old Manu (below)! (more…)

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PerezTV #TBT: Perhaps Dan WAS Meant To Be Gossip Girl After All? Watch As Kevin Zegers EXCLUSIVELY Recalls Stories From The GG Set!

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PerezTV #TBT: Perhaps Dan WAS Meant To Be Gossip Girl After All? Watch As Kevin Zegers EXCLUSIVELY Recalls Stories From The GG Set!

So many stories from the set of Gossip Girl, so little time to reveal them all!

We got to EXCLUSIVELY sit down with Damien Dalgaard a.k.a. Kevin Zegers from GG and pick his brain about what it was like being on the hit CW show and boy did he have a lot to say!

[ Related: EXCLUSIVE! Kevin Zegers Dishes On His Gracepoint Character! ]

From working with Blake Lively, forming a close friendship with Chace Crawford, there was nothing left unsaid!

And while everyone was pretty much in shock with the decision of Dan being revealed as the one and only Gossip Girl, Kevin wasn’t very surprised by it.

Apparently it all made sense??

[ Related: EXCLUSIVE! Penn Badgley’s Band’s Performance Of Easy ]

Watch him explain the Dan/Gossip Girl theory, keeping in touch with the whole cast, and working on the show (above)!!

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