‘Gossip Girl’ Stars Then & Now: Pics By: Elissa Anderson 1 of 7 ‘Gossip Girl’ Stars Then & Now: Pics REX/Shutterstock ‘Gossip Girl’ premiered in September 2007 and totally rocked the world with its fashion, drama, and glimpse into the lives of privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York City. The show became a launching pad for a number of its stars, who each found success following the show’s end in 2012. Stars like Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley have gone on to be mainstays on the small screen. Leighton currently stars on ‘Single Parents’ while Penn leads the cast of ‘You.’ They’ve also gone on to marry and excitedly welcome children into their lives, leaving their characters Blair and Dan behind. Blake Lively skyrocketed to fame with her role as Serena, and has since become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading ladies. Blake has since done films in various genres of comedy, drama, and action! To see more of the ‘Gossip Girl’ cast then and now, click through the gallery! April 3, 2020, 11:53AM 2 of 7 Blake Lively REX/Shutterstock Blake Lively played Serena van der Woodsen on ‘Gossip Girl.’ Her star has truly risen since the show wrapped and she’s become a leading lady of the silver screen with films like ‘The Age of Adeline,’ ‘The Shallow,’ and ‘A Simple Favor.’ April 3, 2020, 11:54AM 3 of 7 Leighton Meester REX/Shutterstock Leighton Meester played Blair Waldorf on ‘Gossip Girl.’ She’s stayed with doing dominantly TV acting and stars on the show ‘Single Parents.’ April 3, 2020, 11:54AM 4 of 7 Penn Badgley REX/Shutterstock Penn Badgley played Dan Humphrey on ‘Gossip Girl’ from 2007-2012. Since the show ended, he’s led the cast of ‘You’ on Netflix. April 3, 2020, 11:54AM 5 of 7 Ed Westwick REX/Shutterstock Ed Westwick starred as Chuck Bass on ‘Gossip Girl.’ Since the series ended in 2012, Ed has found tepid success in films like 2013’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and 2018’s ‘Give Me Your Hand.’ He’s also starred on the British series ‘White Gold’ from 2017-2019. April 6, 2020, 1:09PM 6 of 7 Chace Crawford REX/Shutterstock Chace Crawford dstarred as Nate Archibald on ‘Gossip Girl.’ Since leaving the show, he’s been in a number of films, including ‘Rules Don’t Apply,’ ‘I Do…Until I Don’t,’ and ‘Charlie Says.’ He also stars on the Amazon original series ‘The Boys.’ April 6, 2020, 1:09PM 7 of 7 Taylor Momsen REX/Shutterstock Taylor Momsen starred as Jenny Humphrey on ‘Gossip Girl’ from 2007-2012. Since her time on the show, she’s shifted her focus to music and performing with her band, The Pretty Reckless. April 6, 2020, 1:08PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.