Rachel Bilson Clarifies Comment About Bill Hader Split

Rachel Bilson Clarifies Comment Comparing Bill Hader Split to Going Through Childbirth: 'I Did Not Actually Say That'

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A misinterpreted moment. Rachel BilsonAfter seemingly comparing her heartbreak at the split, she is clearing the air. Bill HaderTo the pain of childbirth

The O.C. alum, 41, addressed her recent comment during the Wednesday, August 31, episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast. “I did not actually say that. I’m happy you brought that up,” Bilson told host Alex CooperShe was referring to her comment about the breakup. “I said, obviously, he and I, we’re not still together, so we broke up. But it was during a time where you could not leave your house.”

Us Weekly confirmed Bilson’s split from the Saturday Night LiveThe 44-year old alum was photographed in June 2020, after making their red carpet debut at this year’s Golden Globes. The JumperThe actress explained that it was a greater challenge than she anticipated to call it quits during the heights of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rachel Bilson Clarifies Comment Comparing Bill Hader Split to Going Through Childbirth: 'I Did Not Actually Say That'

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“I had to deal with this. I had to deal with being alone and taking care of my kid and everything else,” she said on the podcast. “Being isolated and not being able to connect with any humans, not being able to help myself. All of these things led me to depression. That time having to be forced to face all of your s–t I said was harder than childbirth. Is there anything more painful than that? F–k no. Maybe kidney stones.”

The California native noted that while “all breakups are hard,” this one felt different. “Things happen, things change. There was a pandemic. Yeah, so it was a hard time,” she said.

The earlier this year, Hart of Dixie alum made a rare comment about a breakup that “hurt like a motherf–ker.” While she didn’t name Hader specifically, Bilson told Mandy Moore during a June episode of her “Broad Ideas” podcast that ending a relationship amid the COVID-19 lockdown was “probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done⁠, harder than childbirth.”

She recalled at the time: “I could not leave my house, you know what I mean? I had no other choice but to sit in it, deal with it, and feel it. … If you actually face it, you can come out of it and be like, ‘OK, I did that and I’m ready for the next thing.’”

Bilson continued to speak more specifically about the topic Skeleton TwinsActor on the August 15th episode of her podcast. When guest Tommy DorfmanAsk her what she misses most about dating. The To Do List costar, Bilson replied with a laugh, “His big dick.”

The LovestruckPrevious relationships with actress Adam BrodyFrom 2003 to 2006. Before moving on Hayden Christensen. After dating for 10 years, the couple split and now coparent their 7-year-old daughter Briar.

Hader shares Hannah, 12, Harper (10), and Hayley (7 with Maggie Carey, his ex-wife, whom he divorced in 2017. UseIt was confirmed that the BarryActor sparks a romance with Anna KendrickThey called it quits six months later.