Dan and Serena may be known as the ultimate experiment in Upper East Side dating, but did you know that there was chemistry between these two off screen as well?Penn and Blake started dating in 2008, around the second year of being filmed., the actress, 24, opens up, admitting they began dating more than a year ago after getting to know each other "as friends." Look back at the year's most shocking celeb couples news!
, we thought we'd take this opportunity to check in with the show's stars. We know Chuck and Blair had a kid, and Dan and Serena got hitched. "But there wasn't a lot of thinking and talking. We had fun together, and we were like, ' All right, let's see where this goes.'" See Ed Westwick pigging out! "He's awesome and smart and talented and adorable, and we make each other laugh." They don't have any Valentine's Day plans yet — last year they went to Jamaica with costar Leighton Meester and her boyfriend, Sebastian Stan — but Szohr says they'll have fun no matter what they do."We go to dinners, have nights by ourselves and fun romantic times in general," she says. When fans see her on the street, they tell her that she looks "just like" Vanessa from ."And I like just cuddling up on the couch." See Ed Westwick shirtless! "Ed has a very unique look, so people don't even question — it's just: ' You're Chuck Bass! The actress usually responds with a friendly, "I get that." (Sometimes, she says people tell her she resembles a certain TV star only "cuter." Of the remark, Szohr says, "What is that supposed to mean?
") See Jessica Szohr and other stars' surprising styles!"I think NYU is good for Vanessa," Jessica says, smiling."She's finding her niche."Luckily, the actress—who admits that she spent much of her lonely first year in Los Angeles "crying myself to sleep"—has adjusted to Manhattan quite well.They ended up back at the same hotel, but nobody knows what happened behind closed doors.Her flirty behavior shocked a lot of their friends, so word quickly got back to Ed, who has been filming in Europe.Three days later, my manager calls to tell me that I'd been with the show's ecutive producer and one of the creators and they want me to audition." Less than a week after that, Jessica was on her way to New York. Of course, she was originally booked for only a three-episode stint; three seasons later, she's still around.