Rachel Bilson’s Daughter Was ‘Mad’ Leaving Taylor Swift’s Concert Early

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Rachel Bilson and 8-year-old daughter Briar have some dangerous blood after leaving Taylor Swift’s live performance early. 

“We left [the Eras Tour] early. Briar’s buddy Aria danced her ass off to ‘I Knew You Had been Bother’ — she was feeling it — after which simply circled, sat in her seat and handed out,” Bilson, 41, stated through the Monday, April 14, episode of her “Broad Concepts” podcast. “Everybody round us was laughing as a result of it was so cute. Briar needed to remain till the tip however her two pals have been simply executed. So we left early. Briar was mad about that. She was so mad.” 

Bilson went on to share that her stepdad and brother solely made issues worse after they teased Briar about sticking round till the tip of the present. “[They] have been like, ‘Did you keep till the tip? The final music?’ And Briar was like, ‘I needed to!’ I used to be like, ‘You guys, reduce it out, please cease speaking about it!’” Bilson recalled, laughing. 

Swift, 33, wrapped up the primary leg of the Eras Tour on Wednesday, August 9, after kicking issues off in March. The present, which is slated to turn out to be the highest-grossing tour of all time, marked her first time on the highway in 5 years. 

“It was so rad. The live performance was wonderful. Taylor is f—king simply, I simply bow down,” Bilson, who shares Briar with ex Hayden Christensen, continued. “I’m obsessed. … It was a very cool expertise besides that was Briar’s first live performance and I’m like, ‘The place do you go from right here?’”

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For Bilson, exposing her daughter to a robust, profitable girl was much more vital than the music itself. 

“For my daughter to see this, I believe it’s so rad. It’s one girl, she writes her personal s—t. She’s actually proficient and she or he does it and, like, have a look at what she’s executed,” she stated. “If something is probably the most inspiring factor I’ve ever seen.” 

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Bilson added that simply desirous about how excited her daughter was when Swift got here on stage — and seeing the live performance by means of an 8-year-old’s eyes — provides her “chills.” 

“It was simply the perfect factor ever. I’ll have that reminiscence perpetually,” she gushed. “And even within the automotive yesterday I used to be like, ‘Was this the primary music Taylor sang?’ And she or he’s like, ‘No mother, her first music was ‘Miss Americana.’ It was life-changing [for her].” 

Bilson and Christensen, 42, dated for greater than six years earlier than welcoming Briar in 2014. Us Weekly solely confirmed in September 2017 that the duo known as it quits after almost 10 years collectively. “She’s full-time again in L.A. He’s in Toronto,” an insider advised Us on the time. “They’ve been on the outs for a few months.”

Within the years since their cut up, the pair have maintained an amicable coparenting relationship.

“It’s been going fairly effectively,” Bilson solely advised Us in December 2020 when requested about how the exes have been dealing with parenthood amid the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s additionally good since you’re caught in the home [because of lockdowns]. So, for her to have one other home to go to, I believe that’s truly been useful. So, all in all, it’s been good.”

Briar could also be dazzled by a celebrity like Swift — however she doesn’t fairly perceive that her personal dad — who portrays younger Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in Star Battles — is a larger-than-life determine in popular culture as effectively. 

“She is aware of Daddy’s Darth Vader, [but] she’s by no means seen Daddy as Darth Vader,” Bilson stated throughout a June 2022 look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I’m nonetheless ready a little bit bit, you realize, till that occurs. I would present her the prequels quickly, however nonetheless, there’s some scenes we’d need to quick ahead by means of.”