Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson Expecting First Child

05/21/2014 at 06:15 PM ET

Rachel Bilson Pregnant Expecting First Child Hayden Christensen Michael Buckner/Getty

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.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Jennifer Garcia

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Tara on

She is adorable. I’m so happy for her. I hope her fiancé treats her well.

Trish on

Aww. Congrats! They both are so cute and seem very sweet!

JJ on

Damn she’s 32 already. She has great genetics I thought she was still in her mid 20’s. That baby will be very beautiful.

KW on

Thought they broke up?

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them!

Heidi on

He just fell off the planet with acting. Stay at home dad role in his future.

Anonymous on

He’s done two collections for a Canadian clothing company. They’re such a cute couple!

max on

A surprise to me, I thought I remembered hearing they broke off their engagement. Happy to hear they are still together. Think they are a cute couple. Congrats!

Nikki on

Luke I am your father.

Congrats Darth and Rachel!

Leah on

She is so adorable. Happy for both of them! I didn’t realize they had been together for so long. They’ve already outlasted every kardashian relationship combined!!

Elle on

Call me old-fashioned but they’ve been together for seven years & they couldn’t find the time to get married before having a baby?

maryhelenc on

Congrats to them! Love how low key they are. Notice the couples who aren’t always in the press are the ones that work?

Erin on

A wedding is a ceremony that can be undone. If they love each other, it doesn’t matter to any of you whether they’re married. Marriage does not equal commitment.

alio on

I’m no prude but does anyone do anything in the right order anymore??
“First comes love, then comes marriage, THEN comes a baby in the baby carriage.”

Jim on

Well, Luke Skywalker and Princes Leah, you’re getting a playmate.

Anonymous on

That baby is going to be so cute

Canyon on

THAT human being will be gorgeous.

Stacey McRae on

No one will be commenting about her being a teen mother as she is already going to be an unwed mother. No, the marriage does not mean that they will automatically be happy, BUT, if people got married and WAITED for a few years before having children, if they did break up they would not have dragged children into it. They would just make a clean break.

Melissa on

Soo happy for Rachel! I have loved her since she was on the OC, and now Hart of Dixie is my favorite show 🙂 She is just so adorable, classy and stylish! I know she will be a great mother, she talks about it all the time. Plus, it will be one well dressed little kid!

Tina on

@KW They were engaged but called it off then got back together a few months later.

Pamela on

So what if they aren’t married!! At least they were together 7 years before having a baby so stop be soo negative…
Congrats to the happy couple!

guest on

Why do so many celebrities bring children into the world without being married? Does marriage mean staying together forever? No…but a couple is more likely to try to work through trials and tribulations when there is that level of commitment.

noamie on

They’ve been together for seven years, it’s not like they’ve been dating for a couple of months. They’ve probably had a conversation or two about having kids…As for the marriage, I think I remember seeing an interview with her where she talked about what marriage meant to her–love and respect and commitment and loyalty–and how that’s how most people describe marriage. “Piece of paper” isn’t part of most people’s definition, so she didn’t get why there was such an interest in when she was going to “get” married, because she was already in a relationship like that. (I think she was talking about real life and not her show, but I might be wrong. I don’t watch her show. Either way, the sentiments the same.)

Jess on

I’m so glad that this couple is having a baby after seven years of dating, and not a few months of dating.

Kat on

Great news!

And seriously, some of you biddies remind me of the town gossips in “The Music Man”……Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep talk a lot, pick a little more.

rachel on

Awwww she’s so cute and he’s so handsome. They’re going to have beautiful kids 🙂 Congrats to them!

k on

Wow, she’s had to hang in there for a LLLLOOOONNNGGGG time for him. I gave up a long time ago waiting for guys to decide they want a relationship….it’s like their in denial or something. Unfortunately, some women put in the time and then the guy still doesn’t hang in there and there they are left……glad something finally happened for those two.

laiconna on

I would never have guessed she was 32. She looks like she’s in her early twenties. I love her on Hart of Dixie. I love them all actually.

yupyup on

PLEASE get married and at least TRY to set a better example for our young people. And do it BEFORE your baby is delivered.

Diana on

I’ve liked her since The OC…I’m sure she’ll be a very cute pregnant lady and hopefully a good mom. Hope they don’t try to write it into Hart of Dixie because right now there is no way for it to make sense….

Jen on

These marriage comments are making me sick. Its 2014 people, chill the fuck out! Divorces are expensive. Let them be happy how they wanna be. Live your own life. People are so crazy.

Ivixen on

Someone actually downloads Teen Mom to watch on a plane. Whoa. That’s the scariest part of this article.

Jen on

These marriage comments are making me sick. Its 2014. Chill out. Let them be happy how they wanna be. Live your own life. Relax.

Isabel on

Why do they need a marriage certificate? They’re in their 30s, have been with each other for years, and make more than enough money to support a child.

RNW on

I could care less if they are married. They have money- I won’t have to support their kid, so it’s none of my business. When it’s poor people breeding and asking for a handout, then I have a problem with it.

Pam on

That will be one beautiful child!

Ace on

I think they made the right decision not to “get married already.” Maybe they’re one of the few couples that actually analyzed what was going on around them in Hollywood and decided that the going rate for celebrity marriages wasn’t so enticing afterall. Since when did marriage equal commitment? I think the divorce rate is proof that that logic is flawed.

In my opinion, it would be harder to travel the less expected road, weather the criticism and stay together than it is to do what everyone expects you to. I wish them nothing but happiness.

fweiofjio on

they were engaged but split up and then got back together…

Linda on

Oh no… I always hoped he’d leave her and get together with me :/

Teri-Anne Boyce on

who are these people

Anonymous on

Teri-Ann Boyce- You’re kidding, right? He was Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Episodes II and III (unless you’ve been living under a rock, I shouldn’t have to tell you what of!)! And she’s been in plenty of things as well.

RNW- Breeding is what animals do. Humans procreate. 😉 In all seriousness, though, that’s a lovely sentiment that you shared. 🙂

Anyway, congrats to them!

Shirley Nadeau on

These Actor’s have no morals and unfortunately, they influence our youth. If you want to have a baby then get married!

noorilhuda on

Does this mean the gay rumors can rest?

Dee on

Love Hayden…..hope to see him on the big screen in something soon…….they are a good looking couple, and are wise to take their time.

lois on

why people talking about this like it something special? Rachel show is ending and she didn’t have nothing else to do. Are she didn’t want to do nothing else with herself. Hayden career just getting started why would she mess that up for him because she don’t have nothing going for herself? What a waste Rachel is by hiding this. Rachel don’t have a career at all. She used hayden and he let her do it. She was with adam why she didn’t want to have a baby with him?

I’m Standing Right Behind You on

Um…uh…is this a Will and Grace situation?

Lia on

Disappointed in her. When I saw her on Wendy Williams a few months ago, she seemed like such a sweet, girl with values. Too bad I was wrong. Seven years with him, and then she gets knocked with no marriage prior to that? Please….

Em13 on

Aw! Congrats!

these comments :( on

I normally don’t write a comment on sites like this but here I am and reading through all of these comments about how Rachel should be married before having a baby. My parents have been together for twenty-four years and they’re not married. My parents talked about getting married when I was little but ended up not doing it because it’s just a piece of paper. Rachel and Hayden are two grown adults that have been together for seven years. I believe in marriage but seeing my parents together for so many year with little to no problems makes me think that being in a committed relationship shouldn’t matter whether you’re married or not just as you love each other and would do anything for your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse. I love Rachel and Hart of Dixie but seeing these comments about how she should be married makes me feel annoyed with it being 2014. If two people don’t want to get married why should they waste their money throwing a big party showing their love for one another? Marriage isn’t for everyone and people shouldn’t judge so harshly about something that probably isn’t right for Rachel and Hayden. Just stop and think about what’s right for any couple.

Anonymous on

Why don’t couples get married first anymore? I just don’t get it.

Foxtrotter on

Why don’t couples get married anymore? I just don’t get it.

Vt on

Congrats to them!

Sara on

I find it interesting to read these comments! I’ve been with my guy since I was 16 (turning 30 next week!) and we have three children together and are not married! We’ve never broken up and have no plans to get married anytime soon! For those making the marriage first comments I have to ask, you do know that other people have different views on this right? What works for you, does not work for some. I see absolutely nothing wrong in getting hitched and then having kids. It’s just not my cup of tea. I don’t get forcing my beliefs on other people so I don’t understand why others try to. It’s simple; if you believe in love, then marriage, then children…do it! If you don’t… then don’t!

Lica on

Hats off to her because she’s happy in the relationship and congrats to them on the baby. I’ve been wondering for years why he hasn’t even put a ring on her finger? I mean not even fiance status??

Lica on

And for those who have issues with people wondering about marriage, come on people marriage is still an option for some. It’s not disease and more than a “Piece of Paper”, but folks would know that if they even tired it.

zack on

he seems like a weird dude

bitsy on

@Tara – not engaged. He is her boyfriend.

wish people in hollywood would consider getting married before having children together. just sayin………….

jackie on

why do people give a crap if someone is married or not when they decide to have a baby? its not your life so why leave comments like that?

always had a crush on him after star wars!

sandy on

7 years dating? Not even engaged yet? Seems to me it’s time for him to MAN UP! Better get hitched soon! Put a ring on it!

A. on

Glad to see times are changing. Who cares if people get married first or not.

I was with my now husband for 7 years before we got married. No rush. We knew we were in it for the long run. Figured if we had a kid before, great, if we had a kid after, great. A child wouldn’t ‘make or break’ us and would be just as welcomed and loved no matter what a piece of paper said.

KL on

Aww yay I love her!!!! I didn’t know that they were together.. thought they broke up.. guess not! Glad they are together and having a baby!!! 🙂

susan on

Why do people always assume someone good looking will have a “Beautiful” baby???? I have two friends who are GORGEOUS, and their child is the MOST unfortunate looking baby on the planet…. God bless. it was like she got the WORST features of both their familie – so STOP making stupid predictions!!!!!!

lili on

1. say your name ten times.
2. say your mom’s name five times.
3. say your crushes three times
4. paste this to four other groups.
If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday.
But if you read this and do not paste this, then you
will have very bad luck.

Anonymous on

yes she is adorable and so is he!

ierpwiouprop on

THEY r going to have onebeautifulbaby!

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anonymous on

@ Lia. I’m disappointed too (not because of seeing an interview). I had always hoped that they might be different from other celebs & would set a good example by getting married BEFORE having a child. Still like Hayden though I’m disappointed. I just hope they will get married (preferably before the babies born). I also really hope having a child will motivate Hayden to FINALLY stop smoking permanently. PLEASE stop.

Mary W on

Hayden Christensen Rachel bilson both has girl very sweet yes Mary next yes have be pragnet first times baby boy I love you kiss hugs yes wife soon Mary