It’s a joyous day for Adam Brody and Leighton Meester—the television heartthrobs brought to you by Josh Schwartz are engaged! Now, while it’s exciting and beautiful and lovely that the couple found each other, it’s also, embarrassingly, a bit sad to see Brody off the market.
If you came up loving Seth Cohen, Brody’s character on The O.C., you probably feel similarly. Cohen was the show’s obvious star. While Ryan Atwood (Ben McKenzie) was meant to be the strong, hunky male lead, it was Cohen who stole our hearts with his comic book collecting and his Death Cab For Cutie posters. He was emotional, charming, and, if the show had any semblance of real life, he’d likely have been “popular” in high school—looks run that world, and Cohen had the goods.
But, it’s not healthy or sane to long for heartthrobs past. Mazel tov, you guys! May your children too be blessed with onscreen facial symmetry.
And, let’s hope the proposal was as cute as this: