Rachel Bilson Shares Rare Post About Longtime Love Hayden Christensen

Rachel Bilson Hayden ChristensenSee Rachel Bilson's sweet shout-out for Hayden Christensen on his 36th birthday. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Torch)

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen tend to keep their relationship private, so a public shoutout from the O.C. alum to her longtime love for his 36th birthday this week was extra special.

“Happy Birthday Handsome,” Bilson, 35, wrote on Instagram, alongside a hunky shot of the Star Wars actor. “We love you so much #10yearsandcounting #superdaddy #birthdayboy.”

Happy Birthday Handsome ❤️ we love you so much #10yearsandcounting #superdaddy #birthdayboy

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One glimpse at the Hart of Dixie actress’ Instagram page shows her adoration for her friends and family, but snaps of she and Christensen are few and far between. The last time Bilson posted a PDA pic with the actor was back in July 2015. Even then, she had no words to express her love for Christensen, simply captioning the image with a heart emoji.


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Bilson and Christensen first met while filming Jumper in 2008. They got engaged that same year, but later called it off. The actors reunited not long after, and welcomed their daughter, Briar, in October 2014.

Having children has always been a bucket list item for Bilson. In a May 2014 interview with Health, she explained: I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I have always wanted kids.”

Bilson, however, has been especially busy in the wedding circuit this past year. Back in March, she was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding, and last summer, she served in her brother John’s bridal party. On the day of the nuptials, she captioned an Instagram snap: “Always a bridesmaid.”

Countdown #brotherswedding always a bridesmaid…..😉

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