Rachel Bilson Hayden ChristensenTheir nearly 10-year-long marriage was ended. Us WeeklyExclusively revealed September 2017.
“She’s full-time back in L.A. He’s in Toronto,” a source told UsThe former flames were at the time. “They’ve been on the outs for a couple of months. They are completely, officially done.”
The set of their 2008 film, where they first met, was the first time that the actors met. JumperThey got engaged in December 2009. They quietly called off their nuptials August 2010, but they rekindled their relationship three months later. In October 2014, Bilson gave birth to the couple’s only child together, daughter Briar Rose.
Source confirms UsOctober 2017, that Emma Roberts was involved in Bilson and Christensen’s split. The Hart of DixieAn alum discovered text messages between the Little ItalyCostars led her to believe that they were in an inappropriate relationship.
Despite the drama, the exes remained committed parents, taking Briar to Disneyland on her 5th birthday in Oct 2019 and helping her navigate quarantine guidelines during the coronavirus epidemic in 2020.
Bilson noted during an April 2021 episode of the “Betches Moms” podcast that the two had “to trust each other” when the world went into lockdown amid the global health crisis. “Luckily, [he]It’s pretty hardcore. [the COVID restrictions],” she explained. “He’s actually been in Canada for a bit, so that’s pretty safe knowing she’s not seeing him. That’s not a worry.”
She added: “We’ve just handled it. Survival mode.”
Bilson also joked about her daughter not knowing about Christensen’s Star WarsRole as Anakin Skywalker, which eventually led to Darth Vader’s role in the franchise. “Luckily, she’s not aware that her dad is one of the biggest villains of all time,” she exclusively told UseIn December 2020. “When that [time] comes, I don’t know how that’ll probably fare in school because nobody will mess with her!”
Although she is unfamiliar with the actor’s iconic part, Briar somewhat realizes what her parents’ careers are, even if she does not understand the magnitude of their fame. “She sees, like, I had to tape an audition, so she’s kind of aware of what we do,” she said. “And she’s aware that there’s actors in her favorite shows and stuff, so she has a tiny grasp, but I don’t think totally.”
UseWe have compiled our favourite quotes that Bilson and Christensen shared about each other and their families over the years. You can scroll through the gallery to see them all again.