​Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen welcome baby daughter Briar Rose

​Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen welcome baby daughter Briar Rose

Rachel Bilson and her boyfriend of more than seven years, Hayden Christensen, have welcomed their first baby together – a daughter named Briar Rose.

In true Hollywood fashion, the Hart of Dixie star and her Canadian actor fiancé decided to give their newborn an unusual, Disney princess-themed moniker.


In 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose is the name given to Princess Aurora by the three fairies while they shelter the royal baby from Maleficent’s curse.

Rachel and Hayden, both 33, have talked about starting a family for some time now, and were “so excited” when they found out they were expecting.

“I definitely have family on the brain,” Rachel said in an interview with Cosmopolitan in May 2013. “Having kids is something I want to see in my future — I hope.”

The former O.C. actress and her partner, who have been together since 2007, met on the set of sci-fi movie Jumper. The couple got engaged on Christmas Day in 2008 but called off their wedding plans in August 2010. They reconciled just three months later.

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