Rachel Bilson and her longtime boyfriend Hayden Christensen are expecting a child together.
The couple began dating in 2007 after meeting on the set of Jumper. The co-stars got engaged in December 2008 but called it off in August 2010, only to reconcile three months later.
The former O.C. actress has always wanted kids. In the May 2013 Cosmopolitan issue she said, “I definitely have family on the brain. Having kids is something I want to see in my future—I hope.” Three months later, when she covered the British edition of the magazine, she talked about the next decade with Hayden. “Thirty is a whole different thing; you can slow down and focus on family. Starting a family one day is definitely something I look forward to.”
According to Us Weekly, the pair are quite excited to have a baby together.
“They’ve both talked about this for awhile and are so excited,” a source close to the actress said. “Everyone is beyond thrilled for them.”
Rachel has also gushed about how great Hayden will be as a father to Health magazine. “It’s so basic—that should be there. Because these things are so much more important when you’re older. I’ve been in my relationship for seven years, so we’ve grown up together in a way. This is my partner, my support, just there for me no matter what. And vice versa.”
Congrats to the happy couple!