Credit: Jackson Lee/Splash News Photo: Kaylee DeFer Gets Close to Chace Crawford While Filming Gossip Girl in NYC on September 9, 2011

Aww, it’s sure hard out there for a non-UESer these days! This week on Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 8: "All The Pretty Sources," we saw Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley) schlep away ― okay, okay, she was in a town-car ― with her tail between her legs because she was just a pawn in William’s game. And lil’ Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) took one step closer to Doomsville as her ex-boyfriend Max (Brian J. Smith) stayed in town to spill her secrets.

When will they ever learn?

As we watch and wonder why ohhh why they bother ― don’t they know better? UES ain’t somethin’ you can fake! ― Ivy’s real-life counterpart Kaylee DeFer offered some insight into the madness...

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Nate and Ivy in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 10: “Riding in Town Cars With Boys”

At the show’s party for their 100th episode last weekend, Kaylee told Entertainment Weekly, “[Ivy]’s really attached to the Van Der Woodsens and I think they’ve been more of a family than her real family ever has. It is an emotional roller-coaster for her. I think, you know, playing Charlie and trying to keep up with the vindictive role-playing is conflicting to her real character, Ivy, who has more values.”

So poor Chivy is just overwhelmed? Fair enough. We can see that in her poor, wide-eyed stare each week, after all. But VALUES? Ivy could, just, you know, TAKE OFF. She could say “Screw it!” and take Mama Carol down with her! But she ― now like good ol’ Max ― is after something.

And in Chivy’s case, we’ve a suspicion it’s just cousin S’ deadly wardrobe (and seriously, who can blame her!)...

As for Ivy’s chances at continuing love with Nate, DeFer was optimistic, saying “I hope [they can stay together]! They make a really cute couple!”

Now that we can at least agree on!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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