Leighton Meester might be most well known for having the shiniest hair of all time on Gossip Girl or for that one horrible ear piercing scene in The Roommate (You know the one. It’s terrifying!), but more and more the That’s My Boy star has started opening up about the more…complicated parts of her life experience. “My family has a crazy history,” Meester explains in Marie Claire. “Probably the craziest I’ve heard of.” For starters, both Leighton’s mother Constance and father Doug have served prison time on drug-related charges. “I look back now and I see it in a nice light,” the actress says of her childhood. “It wasn’t uncomplicated. But I played outside. I went to the beach. There were happy, fun times.” Hmmm, considering her mother was accused of making death threats as well as allegedly attempting to steal money from her son’s health care fund last year alone, it sounds like Leighton is being as positive as humanly possible about her past. Maybe even more so!
It’s understandable, then, that Leighton might be a little leery about going the conventional family route. “I’m not sure I ever want to get married,” she muses. “The only time a relationship is good is when you really love them. I don’t want to hang out with some guy I just like.” As Leighton concludes, “You can take what is handed to you and use it as an excuse to mess up. But I’ve always handled what was given to me by life. I consider myself lucky. I was never lied to. And I was loved.” We loved you as Blair, girl. Now we love you even more as an actual person.
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