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Are S and B Friends in Real Life? Inside Blake and Leighton's Friendship Outside 'Gossip Girl'

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It's been seven years since Gossip Girl wrapped up its sixth and final season, but despite the show ending, fans are still not over the powerful friendship between Serena Van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf on the series. But are the actresses who play them, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, actually friends in real life? Scroll down for everything we know about the pair's relationship!

Are Blake Lively and Leighton Meester friends?

Sadly, S and B aren't friends in real life, according to reports. Luckily for fans, however, that never had an impact on their fierce on-air chemistry.

“Blake and Leighton were not friends,” Gossip Girl writer Joshua Safran told Vanity Fair in 2017. “They were friendly, but they were not friends like Serena and Blair. Yet the second they’d be on set together, it’s as if they were.”