Leighton Meester Pictures in Marie Claire April 2012

Leighton Meester Reflects on Her "Crazy" but "Happy" Childhood in Marie Claire

Leighton Meester in Marie Claire April 2012.

Leighton Meester covers Marie Claire's new April issue. The Gossip Girl star also has That's My Boy with Adam Sandler arriving in theaters this June. Leighton appears in the magazine to chat up the Sandler comedy, but also got personal in her chat. She spoke about her tumultuous childhood, and how she worried about her family having enough money for necessities. Leighton also touched on getting married someday, saying she's not sure it's something she'll definitely do. Here are highlights from Leighton in Marie Claire:

  • On her childhood: "My family has a crazy history. Probably the craziest I’ve heard of. . . I look back now and I see it in a nice light. It wasn’t uncomplicated. But I played outside. I went to the beach. There were happy, fun times."
  • On tough times as a kid: "I couldn’t relate to kid stuff. 'Jimmy doesn’t like me!' Who cares? I was worried we didn’t have gas money or food. Those were my concerns."
  • On dating: "I never had a boyfriend until I was 18. It’s nice, I guess – when you like them. But it isn’t the most important thing. I’m not sure I ever want to get married. The only time a relationship is good is when you really love them. I don’t want to hang out with some guy I just like."
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