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    Gossip Girl Was Actually Supposed To Be Nate, Not Dan, And Now It All Makes Sense

    Finally, we know the truth!

    It was Dec. 17, 2012, when there was a shout heard 'round the world as — during the series finale — DAN FREAKING HUMPHREY was revealed to be Gossip Girl.

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    Now, I — like many a young teen in the '10s — ate, slept, lived, and breathed the fictional lives of Manhattan's elite. Gossip Girl was MY 👏 SHOW 👏. But that finale did not make one ounce of sense, y'all.

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    Dorota would've been a more believable Gossip Girl!!

    Well, at this year's Vulture Festival, Gossip Girl writer and executive producer Joshua Safran finally answered the much-asked question: Why in the hell was Dan Humphrey Gossip Girl?!?!

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    Safran, as well as others, briefly touched upon this in a 2017 Vanity Fair piece.

    "I like to joke that Dan was Gossip Girl because I had left the show by then. Dan was not my intended Gossip Girl, so honestly you'd have to ask someone else," he said.

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    "But I understand why Dan was Gossip Girl. I just had my heart set on Nate."

    But before Nate, he "had his heart set on Eric."

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    "We worked hard to kind of lay in tiny seeds about it being Eric, and then the NY Post wrote an article saying that Gossip Girl was Eric so we were like, 'We gotta scratch that.'"

    "Then...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. 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.'"

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    So there you have it, folks. Not-so-golden-boy Nate Archibald was almost Gossip Girl and our lives almost made sense!

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    We can't go back, but let's hope the reboot mends our hearts. XOXO!

    What do you think? Would you have liked to see Eric or Nate be Gossip Girl, or did Dan make sense? Tell us in the comments!

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