Rachel Bilson and boyfriend Hayden Christensen have welcomed their first child together, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm via multiple sources.
The couple gave their baby girl a Disney princess-themed name — Briar Rose! The adorable moniker is a nod to the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty; sheltering Princess Aurora from Maleficent’s curse, the three fairies call the little girl Briar Rose. It’s also the name that was used in the original Grimm Brothers fairy tale in 1812.
Us broke the news back in May that Bilson, 33, and the Star Wars actor, also 33, were expecting a baby. “They’ve both talked about this for awhile and are so excited,” an insider told Us. “Everyone is beyond thrilled for them.”
Bilson’s Hart of Dixie costar and fellow mom Jaime King gushed to Us about the mom-to-be in May. “It’s a really celebratory time. I’m really thrilled and happy that she’s going to be on this next journey of her life,” she said at the Annenberg Space for Photography Exhibit Opening in L.A. King noted that Bilson often displayed her maternal instincts when she would play with her baby son James on set. She added: “I know she’s going to be the best mother.”
The O.C. alum was the guest of honor at a baby shower on Aug. 31. Guests at the private L.A. bash included family, former classmates, King, and Natalie Portman. Instead of gifts, attendees brought a birth bead to be made into a necklace. “She will use the beads for strength during labor,” a source told Us.
The CW announced today that the new season of HART OF DIXIE will return with 10 episodes beginning Friday, January 9 (9:00-10:00pm ET). Rachel Bilson leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living, big city attitudes and complicated love triangles set in quirky BlueBell, Alabama.
Rachel Bilson‘s heart is growing: she’s pregnant!
The Hart of Dixie star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Hayden Christensen, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Bilson, 32, hinted at a future family with Christensen, 33, while joking about her age-defying appearance working against her should she get pregnant.
“I’ve always looked young because I’m so short, and especially if I’m dressed down. When I have a baby, everybody’s going to be like, ‘Awww, poor teen mom. Poor girl,’ ” she recently told Health.
Fortunately, the mom-to-be is getting plenty of advice on what to do — and not do. “Teen Mom is my favorite show. That’s what I download and watch on the plane. Like, don’t talk to me, I’m watching Teen Mom. I know, pathetic. But it’s true,” she added.
All kidding aside, Bilson’s relationship with the Star Wars actor — whom she has dated for seven years — is still going strong.
“He’s so incredibly supportive and considerate. It’s so basic — that should be there. Because these things are so much more important when you’re older,” she said. “This is my partner, my support, just there for me no matter what. And vice versa.”
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