Summer and Seth forever Rachel Bilson Adam BrodySplitting in 2006 might not have been the endgame but their characters did. The O.C.There are still fans cheering.
The Fox drama aired four seasons between 2003 and 2007 with the duo as Summer Roberts & Seth Cohen. They were high school sweethearts and got married before the show aired.
Off screen, Bilson and Brody dated for three years before calling it quits ahead of the show’s final season. The Hart of DixieThe alum was then dated Hayden ChristensenFor 10 years, they were apart on and off until finally getting divorced in 2017. The ex-partners have a daughter, Briar Rose.
The Jennifer’s BodyActors are, however, married Leighton Meester2014 They share two children, Arlo and a son. They welcomed Arlo to their family in 2020.
Though it’s been more than a decade since their real-life romance fizzled out, Bilson and Brody have teased their friendship on many occasions. In July 2013, the Promising Young Woman Actor revealed if his ex-girlfriend was a better lover than him Olivia WildeAlex Kiley was a bad girl in the drama for teens.
“I was dating Rachel at the time, so there were less barriers,” Brody said on Live Streaming: See What HappensAt the time. “So, Rachel.”
The following year, Single Parents alum doubled down on Bilson’s kissing skills, calling her “one of the all-time greats” when it came to making out while doing an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit in August 2014.
Five years later, the ex-fiancés reunited at the airport. They also shared the moment via Instagram. “Ran into my ol buddy from jfk to lax #californiaherewecome,” Bilson captioned the snap in August 2019, referencing the show’s theme song.
While their romance didn’t last in the real world, the How I Met Your MotherAlum had strong feelings for her O.C.Seth would still marry character. “Yeah, sure. Why not? You always want a happy ending,” she told Us Weekly exclusively in December 2019, noting she “loved” doing the show and would be open to a revival.
Bilson shared her thoughts on Brody’s relationship now. Dax Shepard in March 2021 that they “still get along really well” after all these years.
“I had so much, and still do, love and respect for Adam,” she said during an episode of Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast. “We went through so much together, being so young and everything with the show. And I’m so happy for him with his family and his beautiful wife and kids and everything.”
Scroll down to find out what Bilson said about working alongside Brody over the years.