How much of the show's Bass story line finds its inspiration in the real-life Bass family? Richardson was a lifelong bachelor whose closest relative was his only nephew, Perry Bass.
, we thought we'd take this opportunity to check in with the show's stars.
"It can be a little awkward when all of a sudden [you have feelings for] someone you'd call to talk about a different boyfriend," she says.
"But there wasn't a lot of thinking and talking. We had fun together, and we were like, ' All right, let's see where this goes.'" See Ed Westwick pigging out! "He's awesome and smart and talented and adorable, and we make each other laugh." They don't have any Valentine's Day plans yet — last year they went to Jamaica with costar Leighton Meester and her boyfriend, Sebastian Stan — but Szohr says they'll have fun no matter what they do.
In fact, we’re currently watching Gossip Girl from start to finish for about the 27th time, leaving our laptop running over night so we can fall asleep to the endearing sneer of Ed's voice, as he somehow manages to make every girl in New York weak at the knees with a simple, "I'm Chuck Bass." It's not weird, OK.
(We're also VERY excited for his latest TV endeavour, where he joins forces with two of the Inbetweeners lads to sell double glazing. She married Roman's father Ididia Serfaty after falling pregnant aged 17 (he was 22 at the time), but the pair since split and are now divorced.