10/22/2008 AT 02:15 PM EDT
Male fans of Gossip Girl
be warned: Chace Crawford
is onto you.
"I'll be out on the golf course, and some guy will come up to me, sort of sheepishly and be like, 'Hey, my wife really loves the show,'" says Crawford, who graces the cover of VMAN
magazine's first winter issue. "And I'm like, 'C'mon man, you
love the show.'"
Whether from male or female fans, Crawford, 23, says he's enjoying the attention. The only drawback to fame? Attention on his own personal life.
"There's a lot of speculation with no reality to it, complete fabrications about my private life. It's just comical," he says. "I let it roll off my back."