Adam Brody and Leighton Meester welcome their second child: 'He's a dream, he's a dream boy'
In April, paparazzi photos of the couple and their daughter, Arlo Day Brody, out for a stroll, seemed to confirm a very noticeable baby bump
‘The OC’ star Adam Brody on Friday, September 11, informed that he and his wife of six years, ‘Gossip Girl’ star Leighton Meester, welcomed their second child together. Brody confirmed the news while participating in Hold the Phone TV's ‘The Fun Time Boys Game Night Spectacular’.
“I have a new kid,” Brody said on Twitch. “Since last I played, I have a new kid. I have a boy. He's a dream, he's a dream boy.”
Meester, however, did not announce the news of her newborn son and kept her social media focused on other issues. On Thursday, Meester was promoting a t-shirt as part of her partnership with Feeding America in support of Hunger Action Month. She wrote on Instagram, “Like my T-shirt? Hunger Action Month is underway and to show my support, I’m teaming up with @FeedingAmerica to highlight families in need. These inspirational T-shirts are just a reminder that when we come together, we can make an impact. This year, food banks across the country are facing increased demands because of the pandemic. You can make a difference this #HungerActionMonth. Take action with @FeedingAmerica to end hunger one helping at a time.”
Brody and Meester’s first child is their daughter Arlo, who was born in 2015. In April, the Daily Mail obtained photos of the couple, and their daughter, Arlo Day Brody, out for a stroll that seemed to confirm a very noticeable baby bump. The two actors, however, never really confirmed the pregnancy news in the first place, and have generally kept their affairs private. Brody, last year, explained their decision to shield their family from the limelight.
"We're homebodies," Adam told GQ. "We don't go to a lot of things that perhaps we could, and don't seek out promotion in that way. I'm not s***ting on anyone who monetizes that aspect of their life because I get it. But we've found this great balance so far that really works for us. We're also not very active on social media."
The 40-year-old actor also said that Meester is "more inherently private than" he is. "I don't seek publicity," he told the magazine, "but if I'm sitting next to you on the subway, I'll tell you everything about me." Brody, however, told USA Today last year, that becoming a father had “given me a perspective on every aspect of my life. I'm the most content I've ever been.” Meester, during a 2019 interview with Shape, expressed something similar. “I feel that I am really lucky. And yet, still, I stepped into the hardest job in the world: being a mom,” she said.
Meester and Brody met on the set of ‘The Oranges’ in 2011 and started dating in 2013. The couple reunited in the 2014 film ‘Life Partners’ before appearing together on-screen briefly in the ABC show ‘Single Parents’, which revolved around single parents navigating life with young kids. The couple got engaged in November 2013, and they got married a year later on February 15, 2014, in an intimate ceremony in Northern California. “It was a very small and intimate wedding with close family and friends. It was beautiful,” a source had then told E! News. Since their wedding, the couple has shifted focus to speaking about their careers and keeping their relationship out of the spotlight. In May the following year, Meester was pregnant with her and Brody's first child.