Chace Crawford moved out of the house he shared with his GOSSIP GIRL co-star Ed Westwick because he was desperate for more privacy.
The actors have lived in the same apartment in New York's Chelsea district ever since they relocated to Manhattan to film the TV series in 2007.
But 24 year old Crawford decided to move out earlier this month (Jul09) after feeling crowded, leaving his British pal to turn the apartment into his own bachelor pad.
Crawford tells People.com, "I needed my own space. It’s a little bit secluded and I like that... I have my own privacy."
And he has already fallen in love with his new home - because it's near his favourite restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill.
He adds, "I found a nice Chipotle in the neighbourhood and that’s all I need. I need my Chipotle and my little coffee maker and I’m good."