Adam Brody to Guest-Star on Wife Leighton Meester's Show Single Parents — as Her Former Lover!
ABC's Single Parents follows a group of adults navigating single parenthood with their young kids
Be still, our beating teenage hearts.
PEOPLE can exclusively announce that Adam Brody is set to guest-star on his wife Leighton Meester‘s ABC show, Single Parents. Brody, 39, will play Derek, the musician who loved and left Angie (Meester) years ago.
After years of stewing, Will (Taran Killam) convinces her to track him down and say her piece — and it doesn’t exactly go well.
Brody’s character will appear in the season 1 finale, which will shoot the first week of March and air in early May.
Of course, the onscreen moment will have fans of the couple going wild: They famously played two beloved TV characters, Gossip Girl‘s Blair Waldorf and The O.C.‘s Seth Cohen, and tied the knot in 2014.
This isn’t their first time teaming up for the same project. They’ve already starred in two rom coms together: The Oranges in 2011 and Life Partners in 2014.
Single Parents premiered on ABC last fall and follows a group of adults navigating single parenthood with their young kids. Speaking to Glamour in September, Meester, who shares 3-year-old daughter Arlo Day with Brody, said she still finds way to relate to her character even though she’s not a single mom herself.
“Angie is a paralegal and a mom and has very little time to do anything,” said Meester, 32. “We use comedy on the show to explore co-parenting and being single parents. I can only imagine it is the hardest job in the world, because being a parent is the hardest job in the world.”
“Nobody can tell you what parenthood is going to be like,” she continued. “You think you know, and then it’s just so hard. I feel so, so lucky that I have help and a husband. I feel stable, but there are so many people who don’t have that. In a really tender way, Single Parents explores how parenting is an emotional roller coaster.”
Single Parents airs Wednesdays (9:30 p.m. ET) on ABC.