Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr appears on the cover of February’s Teen Vogue.
The actress is often the target of scorn from Gossip Girl fans. Her character, Vanessa, is the show’s least popular, and in real life, she dates Ed Westwick.
Those are two ways to get teenage girls on your bad side in a hurry, but she brushes it off. Although she does admit dating Ed can be awkward at times.
“It can be a little awkward when all of a sudden [you have feelings for] a friend; someone you’d call to talk about a different boyfriend,” Jessica says.
“But there wasn’t a lot of thinking and talking. It kind of just happened. We had fun together, and we were like, ‘All right, let’s see where this goes.'”
Ed Westwick is a “really rad guy,” the 24-year-old Gossip Girl star adds. “He’s awesome, smart and talented and adorable, and we make each other laugh.”
They don’t have Valentine’s Day plans yet – last year they went to Jamaica with Leighton Meester and Sebastian Stan – but they’ll have fun regardless.
“We go to dinners, have nights by ourselves and fun romantic times in general,” she says. “And a lot of times I like just cuddling up on the couch.”
Aww. The great Chuck Bass is a softie and a cuddler, who knew?
Click to enlarge more Jessica Szohr pics from Teen Vogue …