There’s a secret they’ll never tell! And for the original cast of Gossip Girl, this secret is certainly one of them when it comes to meeting their cast.
It’s no surprise to the cast of “Gossip Girl” that their personal relationships have been just as messy and intertwined as they were on the show. In fact, several members of the cast constantly dated on and off screen. For example, for two years during filming, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley were just as on and off in their personal relationship as they were on the show. And while that definitely led to some awkward encounters on set after a real breakup, Lively explained to Vanity Fair that the production team wanted the cast to date.
“They wanted us all to be in the loop. They wanted that because then it fed their whole narrative. People could buy into that world,” Lively said. And this wish certainly came true for the production, because during the six seasons of the series, alongside Lively and Badgley, Leighton Meester and Sebastian Stan as well as Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr got along well. But Chace Crawford and Taylor Momsen ended up being two performers who kept their relationship close to their chests, leaving fans wondering what secretly happened between the two during the show — and if what happened in their relationship was a secret is they will ever tell.
Taylor Momsen and Chace Crawford sparked love rumors after being spotted together
In 2008, a real life Gossip Girl spotted Chace Crawford and Taylor Momsen as they snuggled up during a Christmas party — but whether or not that actually happened is still speculative.
According to sources, Crawford, then 23, and a then 15-year-old Momsen attended the party together and stepped back for a quick kiss in the street before returning to the meeting. Crawford’s reps denied the allegations against Momsen, but given that both Blake Lively and Penn Badgley were thriving in their respective relationships, along with Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr, it was hard not to speculate on Momsen and Crawford’s relationship status.
Just months after the two were spotted, Momsen was fueled signing autographs for fans just months after the two were spotted when she revealed that despite her and Crawford’s age difference, it wasn’t strange that the both kissed — although Momsen never addressed whether she was talking about kissing Crawford on or off screen. And while fans are begging for more information, it appears to be a secret that both Momsen and Crawford are keeping quiet about.
Momsen and Crawford denied a relationship but remained friends
After sparking romance rumors during the climax of Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen and Chace Crawford insisted they wouldn’t kiss and wouldn’t tell.
In an interview with OK! Magazine in 2009, Momsen set the record straight, saying that the two were simply friends and not an item. “Rumors are rumors,” Momsen explained, before opening up about how close she and her Gossip Girl co-stars are. “It’s great because we’re all such good friends on set.” When asked if since she hadn’t seen Crawford, she saw someone else, Momsen tight-lipped and said she’s focused on her career.
But although these two did say they weren’t dating, other Gossip Girl co-stars revealed that thankfully, even if they had been there, there wouldn’t be any bad blood on set. Explaining how the cast members always dated, show manager Joshua Safran said neither couple — notably Penn Badgley and Blake Lively — ever made it awkward filming the show. “[It] is proof of how good [Badgley and Lively] are as actors. Because they didn’t want their personal drama to relate to the show,” Safran said. Luckily for fans, even if Momsen and Crawford had a secret relationship, it never affected the show — and it’s a secret we just have to keep waiting for the Gossip Girl reveal.