Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen in 2013. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Torch)

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen have split up, according to Us Weekly.

A source told the publication that Bilson, 36, is “full-time back in L.A.” while Hayden, 36, is in Toronto.

“They’ve been on the outs for a couple of months,” the source said. “They are completely, officially done.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the former couple.


1. The Couple Met on the Set of Jumper

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Actress Rachel Bilson attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For CMT)

The couple first met on the set of their 2008 film Jumper, according to Us Weekly. In an interview with Lapalme Magazine in August 2017, Rachel describes how they met.

That was an amazing experience. It was the most precious time. We were shooting in Italy and inside the Coliseum…The role was fulfilling, but also everything was fulfilling as a life experience, it was one of the best times. I think anytime you’re on location you feel like you’re away at summer camp in a way. You’re more open and receptive to life experiences than you are at home.

They were engaged in December of that year but the quietly cancelled it in August 2010 to evaluate their relationship, as Us Weekly reported. They reconciled three months later.


2. They Have a Daughter

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Bilson and Christensen’s daughter, Briar Rose, was born on October 29, 2014.

Us Weekly reports that Briar Rose’s name is a reference to the couple’s love of Disney. Sleeping Beauty’s original name is Briar Rose. Christensen said that Bilson was especially keen on the name.

When asked how her work affects Briar Rose, Bilson told Lapalme that traveling is not a problem. “She’s already a pro on an airplane,” she said. “She’ll say ‘It’s time to put up my tray!'” She said it’s the actual time that her work takes that affects her choices now.

She also told the publication that she may have another child but that’s still up in the air. She said she was having so much fun with Briar Rose for now.


3. Their Relationship Has Been Mostly Private

Actress Rachel Bilson attends the Self-Portrait Spring Summer 2018 Front Row during New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Self-Portrait )

While the couple’s life together has been private, Bilson did talk about their life together during a May 2013 interview with Cosmopolitan.

I’m a really good girlfriend — I always put all that first in my life. I’m definitely the person who would make him his favorite dinner to come home to. I love to cook, so we make dinner at home a lot and watch movies.

The couple was spotted around Studio City, California in August 2017, as reported by Just Jared. Bilson was having lunch with friends while Hayden was shopping nearby.


4. Rachel Bilson Has a Lot of Movies & TV Shows to Her Name

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Actress Rachel Bilson attends the Refinery29 Third Annual 29Rooms: Turn It Into Art event on September 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Refinery29)

Bilson is known for her many roles in film and TV, including appearing in Jumper, The O.C., Waiting for Forever, Hart of Dixie, Drunk History, and Nashville.

She won Teen Choice Awards in 2005 and 2006 for her work in The O.C. as well as 2008 for her work in Jumper. She was also nominated for Teen Choice Awards in 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2014.


5. Hayden Christensen Is Known for Playing Anakin Skywalker

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Hayden Christensen at Star Wars Celebration Orlando in April 2017. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Christensen portrayed Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episodes One through Three. However, since then he hasn’t been active in the movie industry. He bought a farm after Revenge of the Sith and tried to avoid Hollywood.

“I guess I felt like I had this great thing in ‘Star Wars’ that provided all these opportunities and gave me a career, but it all kind of felt a little too handed to me,” Christensen said in a 2015 interview with the Los Angeles Times. “I didn’t want to go through life feeling like I was just riding a wave.”

Christensen was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 2002 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Life as a House. He won a Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy in 2002, a Las Palmas Film Festival award in 2004 for Best Actor for Shattered Glass (tied with Peter Sarsgaard), an MTV Movie Award in 2006 for Best Villian for Revenge of the Sith, a National Board of Review award for Breakthrough Performance – Male for Life as a House, a ShoWest Convention award, and a Young Hollywood Award.

He has appeared in films like Jumper, First Kill, and Numb at the Edge of the End. His latest film appearance was in 2015 in 90 Minutes in Heaven. He also appeared at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 with Ian McDiarmid (who played Emperor Palpatine) and George Lucas to talk about the making of the films.

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