Los Angeles: `Gossip Girl` star Leighton Meester and Adam Brody of `The OC` are reportedly dating and were recently spotted hugging.
The couple seems to keep their relationship a secret, yet they have been hanging out together quite often, reported Ace Showbiz.
"They fell in love with each other. They were always close and friendly," a source said.
They were spotted hugging and laughing while taking in art exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Earlier this year, they travelled to Bangkok together, and both were seen bowling with a group in December 2012.
Meester and Brody have been close and friendly since they played together as children of two neighbours. They played Nina Ostroff and Toby Walling in romantic comedy film `The Oranges` in 2012 alongside Catherine Keener and Hugh Laurie.
Meester, 26, is best known for playing Blair Waldorf on teen drama `Gossip Girl`. Before dating Brody, she dated Aaron Himelstein from 2007 until 2012.
Brody, 33, is best known for his role as Seth Cohen on `The OC` back in early 2000s. Brody previously dated actress Rachel Bilson and director Lorene Scafaria.
First Published: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 12:31