Leighton Meester Had Crush On Husband Adam Brody Years Before They Dated

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester at the after party for "The Oranges"
Leighton Meester had a crush on husband Adam Brody years before they dated, a source reveals to Us Weekly Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage.com

Like many O.C. fans, Leighton Meester had a special place in her heart for Seth Cohen! It turns out, the actress crushed on her now-husband Adam Brody long before they dated, a source reveals to Us Weekly.

"She says she always had a crush on him," according to the insider. "She was so nervous to work with him!"

Brody, 34, and the 28-year-old actress first met on set of the film The Oranges in 2012. They secretly tied the knot last February, and have been photographed several times together since in NYC while Meester stars in the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men with James Franco and Chris O'Dowd.

In a far contrast from her Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf, Meester has been rather hush-hush about the couple's relationship. However, she did gush (a little!) last month about working with her beau. "I always want to work with people that I like and love and people that I'm friends with," she said on The View. "It's nice to mix business with pleasure."

Indeed, but when working together isn't an option, they lean on technology. "They're crazy about staying in contact," the insider adds to Us. "He texts her the sweetest notes."

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