LEIGHTON MEESTER, Marie Claire’s April 2012 cover girl, has a confession to make:

“I’m not sure I ever want to get married.”

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Meester’s ”Gossip Girl” alter ego, Blair Waldorf, has always wanted to marry a prince, and now she has. But the actress herself has no plans to get married—prince or no prince.

The brunette beauty tells Marie Claire:

“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.”

She continues:

“I never had a boyfriend until I was 18. It’s nice, I guess – when you like them. But it isn’t the most important thing.”

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Unlike most young girls, Leighton reveals that she wasn’t the type to obsess over boys—she had other things to worry about. The “Gossip Girl” star shares:

“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. Those were my concerns.”

And who could blame her? It’s no secret that Leighton’s family had some shockingly dark moments. She admits:

“My family has a crazy history. Probably the craziest I’ve heard of. I look back now and I see it in a nice light. It wasn’t uncomplicated. But I played outside. I went to the beach. There were happy, fun times.”

Meester continues:

“You can take what is handed to you and use it as an excuse to mess up. But I’ve always handled what was given to me by life. I consider myself lucky. I was never lied to. And I was loved.”

Be sure to check out the rest of Leighton Meester‘s interview by picking up a copy of Marie Claire’s April 2012 issue, which will be hitting newsstands on March 20.

Photos Via Marie Claire / TESH

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