Roman is a recurring character in the Gossip Girl TV series. Prior to the start of the series, Roman was a close friend of Eleanor Waldorf until he fell in love with Harold Waldorf, her husband and the two became lovers. Harold and Roman left New York to escape the scandal that followed and started a vineyard in France. At first, Blair Waldorf despises him and tries to ruin his relationship with her father but eventually warms up to him as the series progressed. William Abadie portrays Roman.