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Kelly Rutherford Says She's 'So Excited' to Attend “Gossip Girl” Costar Ed Westwick's Wedding

The actress told 'Variety' she's 'still in touch with almost everyone' from the hit series, which ran from 2007 to 2012

<p>Pierrick Rocher/BFA.com/Shutterstock</p> Kelly Rutherford and Ed Westwick in 2023

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Kelly Rutherford and Ed Westwick in 2023

Kelly Rutherford will be among the guests gathering to watch Ed Westwick say "I do!"

The 55-year-old actress — who starred alongside Westwick, 36, in the hit series Gossip Girl — is planning to attend her former costar's upcoming nuptials.

"I am still in touch with almost everyone from the show. I am going to Ed's wedding and I am so excited," she told Variety while attending the French TV festival Series Mania.

<p>ANDERSON/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images</p> Ed Westwick and Kelly Rutherford filming a scene from 'Gossip Girl' in 2012

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Ed Westwick and Kelly Rutherford filming a scene from 'Gossip Girl' in 2012

Westwick announced his engagement to fiancée Amy Jackson in January. The Deep Fear star popped the question while the couple was enjoying a ski getaway in Switzerland, getting down on one knee on the Peak Walk by Tissot, a hanging mountain bridge.

The two shared the happy news via a joint Instagram post featuring a series of photos from the scenic proposal. One shot captured Westwick kneeling in front of Jackson as he held her hand and she covered her mouth in surprise. Both were dressed in sporty ski gear.

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Another image showed a crowd of people watching the romantic proposal unfold as the couple stood alone on the bridge amid the sweeping views of the snow-covered Alps.

Jackson captioned the post, "Hell YES 💍," while Westwick declared on his Instagram Story, "I hit the jackpot xxx."

<p>Hoda Davaine/Dave Benett/Getty Images</p> Ed Westwick and fiancée Amy Jackson

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Ed Westwick and fiancée Amy Jackson

The pair first met in 2021 while attending an Aston Martin event at Silverstone racetrack in England. Jackson told Lifestyle Asia in August 2023 that the actor — who famously played bad-boy-turned-good Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl — asked her out on a double date with their respective dogs.

"He knew how to win me over from the get-go… coffee and dogs,” she joked to the outlet.

They made their relationship Instagram official in June 2022, and the following month they walked their first red carpet together at the National Film Awards.

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As for Rutherford — who starred as socialite Lily van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl — she recently spoke to PEOPLE about how she's become an unexpected social media star, serving up chic OOTD elevator selfies to her 2 million Instagram followers.

"Social media has always been organic for me," she told PEOPLE last month. "I never had anyone do it for me. I just post quotes I like, and it's not necessarily for the numbers or likes. I just found my way with it. I just think now [that] it's so important to put good energy out in the world. I think the world needs it. We all need it."

<p>Kelly Rutherford/Instagram</p> Kelly Rutherford takes an elevator selfie

Kelly Rutherford/Instagram

Kelly Rutherford takes an elevator selfie

In her chat with Variety at Series Mania, the mom of two — she shares daughter Helena and son Hermes with ex Daniel Giersch — spoke about the short-lived 2021 Gossip Girl reboot and how she wishes some of the original cast could have been involved.

“It would be interesting if it was like Star Wars and a few of us came back to pass the torch, or the lightsaber," she said, before adding, "I guess they thought it was just easier to create a new environment.”

She also touched on how much she appreciates the depth of her character Lily as she looks back on filming the series, which ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2012.

“The women I grew up with were very chic, but I hadn’t really seen a mother like that on TV. I didn’t realize how much people loved Lily — until now," she told Variety. "At first, it was all about these kids. We were just parents. Then, they started to write for us more.”

“Lily was a fierce mum, but when you are young, you don’t realize all the things your parents are dealing with. They have their own issues, they make mistake," she continued. "[In Gossip Girl] you got to see that parents aren’t perfect. That’s what’s so cool about it."

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