This may come as a shock, but it has been more than 12 years since Gossip Girl premiered! That’s right, the CW series aired its first episode on September 19, 2007, and there’s not a day that goes by that fans don’t miss it. The iconic show also starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Jessica Szohr, Taylor Momsen and more. It went on for six epic seasons before concluding on December 17, 2012, and when it went off the air, it was definitely the end of an era!
Now, as fans gear up for the show’s upcoming reboot, they’re wondering if the identity of the always-mysterious Gossip Girl was actually revealed in episode 1! In a March 2021 viral TikTok, one social media claimed that the show actually shared with viewers that Dan was Gossip Girl when he was sitting behind a computer in one of the final scenes looking at the website after “spotting” Serena Van Der Woodsen at Grand Central Station. Curious? We think so!
This viral video came nearly a month after Ed himself gave fans a major walk down memory lane and reprised his iconic role as Chuck Bass for a February 2021 TikTok.
When it comes to the identity of Gossip Girl, even the show’s creator noted that it was almost a few other characters before they landed on Dan. “One of the writers realized that Nate had never sent a tip in to Gossip Girl, which is true at least through the end of season 5,” showrunner Josh Safran said in 2019. “Nate never sent in a tip in through all of those episodes, which is when we’re like, ‘Oh, well then he’s Gossip Girl.’”
A few years later, in April 2021, Josh also addressed a pretty iconic moment from the show. Remember when Serena threw her phone in the trash? “I remember discussing this in the writers room as if it were no big deal. As if it were throwing away a coffee cup,” he shared via Twitter after the moment went viral.
Now that these mysteries are officially behind us, what are the show’s stars up to now? J-14 decided to investigate, and some of them went on to land some major roles after Gossip Girl came to an end, while others decided to step out of the spotlight and start families of their own! Scroll through our gallery to see what the cast of Gossip Girl are up to now.
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