Nate Archibald is a wealthy, good-looking lacrosse player at St. Jude's school.

His mother is a French socialite and his father is a former Navy captain. Nate smokes copious amounts of marijuana and was once caught and sent to rehab for buying a dimebag in the park. Tough luck on that one.

Archibald  has dated a number of girls including Jenny Humphrey, Serena, Georgina Spark, and Lexie -  but his only serious relationship has been with his on again/off again girlfriend Blair.

Although Nate was originally planning to attend Yale University and play lacrosse, he eventually left to sail across the world with his father's Navy mentor, Captain Chips White, to figure his life out.

Nate Archibald Quotes

Nate: You still love her, huh?
Chuck: I can't imagine the day I won't.

Nate: Serena? What happened?
Serena: Where's Tripp?
Nate: Tripp? Tripp's not here!
Serena: He was driving ...

Gossip Girl Quotes

Serena: It doesn't make sense!
Blair: Feelings never do. They get you all confused. Then they drive you around for hours before they drop you right back where you started.

We make our own fortunes, and call them fate. And what better excuse to choose a path than to insist it's our destiny? But at the end of the day, we all have to live with our choices ... no matter who's looking over our shoulder.

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