Celebrity Leighton Meester Is Dating Adam Brody The two former teen drama stars are an item, sources confirm to PEOPLE By Julie Jordan Julie Jordan Instagram Twitter Julie Jordan is an Editor at Large for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand for 25 years, holding various roles in the Los Angeles Bureau including Associate Bureau Chief. In 2006, she relocated to the Midwest where she continues to cover all things entertainment and Hollywood, including celebrity covers, features and specials such as Sexiest Man Alive and the Beautiful Issue.Prior to joining PEOPLE, Jordan freelanced for magazines such as SOUTHERN LIVING and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. She is well-versed in what it takes to be the Sexiest Man Alive (having interviewed 11 of them for their cover stories) and considers shooting a confetti cannon on-stage alongside Garth Brooks during his performance of "Friends in Low Places" a career highlight. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 6, 2013 12:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III/Wireimage It looks like Leighton Meester is getting a taste of Orange County, Calif. The former Gossip Girl star, 26, who has been an N.Y.C. staple, is dating former The O.C. star Adam Brody, 33, sources confirm to PEOPLE. Reps for the actors have not commented, and both have kept their private lives out of the spotlight over the years. In 2010, Meester briefly addressed her “really hard” split from Sebastian Stan, saying, “I was really sad when it ended, but that’s what taught me a lot about myself and love and life – and that’s good.” Brody most famously dated O.C. costar Rachel Bilson. They split in 2006, and the actor most recently publicly courted screenwriter Lorene Scafaria in 2011. Meester and Brody reportedly became close after costarring in the film The Oranges.