Leighton Meester of 'Gossip Girl' becomes a Valley girl? (Photos)
Leighton Meester plays New York socialite Blair Waldorf on the CW show "Gossip Girl," but the actress is planning on becoming a real-life Valley girl.
The 25-year-old actress recently purchased a $1.5 million ranch-style property in Encino, California. The 2,847 square feet home has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a black-bottomed pool, a pool bar and a built-in brick barbecue. ( See photos of the property).
According to Real Estalker, Meester paid $1,470,000 for the recently renovated home in June 2011. The one-story house was built in 1948.
According to the real estate website, Meester also owns an apartment in New York, where her CW drama series is filmed.
Meester recently filed a lawsuit against her estranged mother, claiming she used funds she had sent to help her brother on Botox, plastic surgery and hair extensions for herself.
The two have had a strained relationship and made headlines in 2008, a year after "Gossip Girl" premiered, when it was revealed that Constance Meester had given birth to her daughter while serving time in a Texas federal prison for smuggling marijuana.
Aside from "Gossip Girl," Leighton Meester also appears alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in the 2011 film "Country Strong" and opposite Selena Gomez in the recently-released romantic comedy "Monte Carlo."
Leighton Meester has said she is unsure if she will continue to star in "Gossip Girl" in two years, when her contract expires.
Meanwhile, the actress, who is also a pop singer with the band Check In The Dark, is working on her debut album.