Leighton Meester Opens Up About Her “Crazy” Family & Childhood

The Gossip Girl star proves she isn?t much like her role...except for when it comes to drama, lies, and money hungry parents!! Leighton Meester was born while her mother, Constance, was serving time in federal prison for drug trafficking, and her father, Doug, also served time in prison. Leighton tells Marie Claire magazine: "My family has a crazy history. Probably the craziest I've ever heard of." Leighton now admits that her childhood wasn't as bad as she used to think, but “It wasn't uncomplicated, but I played outside, I went to the beach. There were happy, fun times." But aside from the few pleasant times, she admits her childhood ended quickly because she just couldn?t relate to kid?s stuff. “I was worried we didn't have gas money or food. Those were my concerns" But Leighton became a model when she was 10, moved to LA when she was 14, now she?s on the cover of Marie Claire...the rest is history!!