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Leighton Meester: "I'm not sure I ever want to get married"

Leighton Meester, Marie Claire 2012 Marie Claire

(CBS News) Blair Waldorf recently got married on "Gossip Girl," but actress Leighton Meester, who portrays the New York socialite on TV, doesn't know if she wants to walk down the aisle.

"I never had a boyfriend until I was 18," Meester told the April issue of Marie Claire. "It's nice, I guess - when you like them. But it isn't the most important thing. I'm not sure I ever want to get married. The only time a relationship is good is when you really love them. I don't want to hang out with some guy I just like."

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That's not the only way Meester, 25, differs from her "Gossip Girl" character, who grew up in a lavish lifestyle in Manhattan.

"I couldn't relate to kid stuff -- 'Jimmy doesn't like me!' Who cares? I was worried we didn't have gas money or food," Meester revealed. "Those were my concerns."

Meester said her family history is "probably the craziest" she's ever heard.

Both Meester's mother and father served time for drug-related offenses. She was born in a hospital (not in a jail as has been reported, she says) before being transferred to a halfway house for three months. Meester then moved in with her grandmother until her mother, Constance, was released from jail.

"I look back now and I see it in a nice light," Meester told the upcoming issue of Marie Claire, which hits newsstands March 20. "It wasn't uncomplicated. But I played outside. I went to the beach. There were happy, fun times."

Meester continues to star on the CW's "Gossip Girl," and this summer, she hits the big screen in "That's My Boy" with Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Susan Sarandon.

Leighton Meester, Marie Claire April 2012 Marie Claire
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