Ed Westwick Dumps Jessica Szohr

Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr

Gossip drove Ed to break up with his co-star girlfriend.

It seems that real life gossip caused the recent breakup of two Gossip Girl co-stars. According to Page Six, Ed Westwick—the man allegedly behind 75% of the Internet's blind items—broke up with girlfriend Jessica Szohr after pals told him that Jessica may have had a one-nighter with one of his best friends. Poll: Which Gossip Guy Would You Date?

For maximum effect, imagine this story is being read aloud by Kristen Bell.

While Ed was in London filming a movie, Jessica was back in L.A. celebrating her birthday. Sources say that Jess was being very flirty with Ed's bud Marco Minuto, the spoiled rich boy model who's best known for trying to sue Harvard for refusing to admit him. The source claims that Jessica and Marco "ended up back at the same hotel, but nobody knows what happened behind closed doors. Her flirty behavior shocked a lot of their friends, so word quickly got back to Ed..."

After hearing this news, a "deeply hurt" Ed immediately called Jessica and broke off the relationship. (At least he didn't do it via text or Twitter.) Apparently, Jessica was so "distraught" that she hopped a plane to London to beg Ed to take her back. 6 Worst Ways To Break Up With Someone

This definitely sounds a bit like a Gossip Girl storyline, so it could be a complete fabrication. A "friend" of Jessica's said that the actress merely flew to Europe to continue celebrating her birthday with her boyfriend, and her rep insists that she never cheated on Ed. However, Ed's rep wouldn't comment, so either there really is trouble in paradise or Ed's rep is just better at playing the gossip game.