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    Adam Brody Revealed How He First Met Leighton Meester, And It's Too Freakin' Cute

    "I was very attracted to her from the jump."

    Adam Brody has been married to Leighton Meester since 2014, and now he's finally shared how the couple first met.

    Adam Brody and Leighton Meester standing in a kitchen in the TV show Single Parents

    The actor recently told Anna Faris on her Unqualified podcast that he first met Meester at the iconic Los Angeles deli Canter's nearly 15 years ago — right around the time that The O.C. was ending and Gossip Girl was starting.

    Brody and Meester at a Los Angeles Screening of Ready or Not

    "Literally the first time we met, that whole cast was eating at Canter's, and I lived at Canter's for like my entire twenties," he explained. "I was leaving, and [Gossip Girl and The O.C. producer Josh Schwartz] introduced all of us."

    Brody and Meester with their arms around each other in the TV show Single Parents

    Even though they were eventually in the 2011 film The Oranges together, it took a minute before they began seeing each other: "I was seeing someone at the time. ... So we met kind of through mutual work friends off and on. And then we didn't get together about a year after that movie, when I was single."

    Meester and Brody at the premiere of Shazam

    "I was very attracted to her from the jump. She's a heavenly creature. [I] thought she was gorgeous. And even when we did the movie, there was chemistry there, but I was seeing someone."

    Brody and Meester standing in front of a mural of food in the TV show Single Parents

    "But I had no idea whether she was a good person or not," he admitted. "And, in fact, kind of assumed she probably wasn't for, like, the first handful of years that I didn't know her, just because, I don't know, Gossip Girl."

    Brody and Meester rocking long hair and rock n roll-inspired clothes in the TV show Single Parents

    After the pair started dating, Brody says he discovered that Meester is "literally like Joan of Arc": "She is the strongest, best person I know. She is my moral compass and North Star, and I just can't say enough good things about her character. It's crazy."

    Meester and Brody volunteering at a Feeding America event in Los Angeles in 2017

    Brody also revealed one of the things he loves the most about Meester: "She's never been rude to a single person in her life, except — and I give her credit for this — paparazzi, where I'm too self-conscious."

    Meester and Brody volunteering at an event in Los Angeles in 2017

    "People will try to get her to sign some sexy old photo or something that aren't fans but they pretend to be fans. ... It's sort of a bottom-feeding thing. ... She has no problem being like, ‘You can hate me. I don't care.'"

    Meester and Brody at a 2017 Golden Globes afterparty

    Sounds like true love.

    Brody and Meester at the premiere of Startup in 2016