It was 2007, and The O.C. was ending and Gossip Girl was about to begin when Josh Schwartz introduced them. "Josh Schwartz produced both shows and literally the first time we met, that whole cast was eating at Canter's (Deli in Los Angeles) and I lived at Canter's for like my entire 20s," Brody recalled on Anna Faris' Unqualified podcast. "And I was leaving and he introduced all of us." Brody and Meester didn't start dating until four years later, in 2011. Brody said in the interview that he was initially unsure about Meester. "I was very attracted to her from the jump. She's a heavenly creature," Brody told Faris. "But I had no idea whether she was a good person or not. And, in fact, kind of assumed she probably wasn't for like the first handful of years that I didn't know her, just because, I don't know, Gossip Girl. Not that I tagged all actresses with that or anything -- I didn't -- and I like to date actors. I never believe that stigma." ALSO: Rachel Bilson recalls her and Adam Brody's O.C. characters getting married after their real-life breakup.