Remember when Nate was poor and huddling under a tartan sleeping bag trying to keep warm in the basement of his family's seized Upper East Side townhouse on Gossip Girl? Well, don't worry, he isn't poor anymore because... well, something happened, I'm a little unclear actually.
But maybe these two have something to do with it. We have learned exclusively that Aaron Tveit and Holley Fain have been cast as Nate's very wealthy cousin Tripp Vanderbilt (nice name, chief!) and his fiancee, Maureen, who is a girl and therefore does not need a last name of her own. Tveit appeared in the Broadway productions of Wicked and Hairspray and the film Ghost Town. Fain most recently appeared on episodes of Lipstick Jungle and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
The posh pair will appear in two upcoming episodes, in which Poor Little Match Boy Nate reconciles with his mother's powerful family mdash; which, thank God, because this show does not do poor well at all. (What up, V?)