As a television junkie, when I saw last night that my fellow tribe member Adam Brody aka Seth Cohen was engaged to Leighton Meester, I was a mess. I gasped, pushed back my chair, and started to cry. I’m pretty sure that Ali thinks that I am crazy now. I had been a Gossip Girl fan, but as my best friend Sydney can tell you, I’m completely obsessed or Obsessed Completely with The O.C.
So this news his HUGE. As a huge Seth Cohen and Summer Roberts fan, I was extremely upset with Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson broke up in real life. This meant that there would be no wedding with Ryan Atwood as the best man and no Taylor Townsend as the maid of honor. Oh wait, that’s Seth’s and Summer’s actual wedding in the series finale.
Even though Rachel has been engaged to fellow actor Hayden Christensen, a small piece of me hoped that one day the two O.C. stars would reunite, but alas, that will not happen. But that’s okay.
What many people do not know is that Josh Schwartz is a mastermind. Schwartz and his longtime creative partner Stephanie Savage have created worlds for fans to get lost in. The dynamic duo is responsible for both The O.C. and Gossip Girl. Which means that they are both responsible for the careers of both Brody and Meester.
Orange County Royalty has now joined forces with Queen B of the Upper East Side. As you can imagine, now that these two beloved characters are engaged, it opens up a whole new creative world for fans. While I have never dabbled in the world of FanFiction, I can only imagine the amount of crossovers now between The O.C. and Gossip Girl. And now in the world of those creative writers, Seth Cohen doesn’t marry Summer Roberts, and Blair Waldorf does not marry Chuck Bass. But it works. Cohen is a jew, and Blair’s step-dad is a jew. I’m sure Sandy and Kirstin would love to do the holidays with Cyrus, Herald, and Eleanor. And we all know that Blair is capable of whining, so she’ll be a natural at whining “Cohen” just as Summer was.
The last time I remember anything like this happening was the whole Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush drama. If you don’t know, Murray was married to Bush, then the marriage was annulled 5 months later and he dated a 16-year-old extra on the show. This then was followed by Bush dating Murray’s on-screen brother James Lafferty. Then her on-again off-again on-again boyfriend Austin Nichols got a job on One Tree Hill and they dated, their characters got married, then they broke up.
Hopefully this time, the relationship between the former WB star and the CW star (did you know that the WB became the CW?) will work out as it is far less incestual than the confusing OTH relationship web.
So whether you are a fan of Seth and Blair Cohen or Adam and Leighton Brody, or even both, here’s to their relationship working out. And if you’re anything like me, your heart is broken and it’s time to break out the Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked and sob, because one of Hollywood’s most eligible Jewish boys is off the market.
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