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Leighton Meester and Adam Brody expecting their first child

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody attend the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody attend the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester attend The Cinema Society with The Hollywood Reporter & Samsung Galaxy S III host a screening of "The Oranges" After Party at Jimmy's at James Hotel on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Leighton Meester is reportedly pregnant with her first child.

The Gossip Girl actress is expecting with fellow actor husband Adam Brody, who she married in secret last year. The couple are notoriously private, and while their reps have yet to comment on the baby news, the 29-year-old was photographed sporting a significant bump under a grey vest top while out and about in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Pop Sugar were first to share the photographs with E! News confirming the news afterwards. While Leighton is yet to speak on her impending motherhood, she has opened up in the past about her desire to have a family.

Read more: Rachel Bilson gives birth to baby daughter Briar Rose

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody attend the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody attend the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

“Most people I know are starting to get married," she told Nylon. "It'll be kids next. I like the grown-up stuff. I like having a house. I've got dogs."

Leighton began dating former The O.C star Adam after she ended her relationship with her Remember the Daze co-star Aaron Himelstein in late 2012. The couple got engaged a year later and married in a private ceremony in February last year. The pair chose not to release a statement following the union, with Adam, 35, hastily confirming the news when approached in a car park by TooFab.com a few days later.

“It was a very small and intimate wedding with close family and friends," a source revealed to E! News at the time. "It was beautiful."

Read more: Teen drama super couple Adam Brody and Leighton Meester ‘secretly wed’

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester attend The Cinema Society with The Hollywood Reporter & Samsung Galaxy S III host a screening of
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester attend The Cinema Society with The Hollywood Reporter & Samsung Galaxy S III host a screening of "The Oranges" After Party at Jimmy's at James Hotel on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

And it seems that marriage changed Leighton’s list of priorities.

“My values have shifted greatly in terms of what I find important," she revealed to InStyle U.K. "It's my family, my friends and having a personal life. Those are the things that need nurturing."

Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl
Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl

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