Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody: Looking Back at ‘The O.C.’ Stars’ Relationship

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Rachel Bilson is sorry for breaking your coronary heart. Earlier this week, the 38-year-old actress apologized to followers of The O.C. who nonetheless aren’t over her breakup with co-star Adam Brody.  

Bilson and Brody, 40, performed on-screen couple Summer Roberts and Seth Cohen on the Fox present, which ran from 2003 to 2007. The TV romance finally transferred over to real-life, and the pair dated for 3 years earlier than ending issues in 2006.

Rachel Bilson on ex Adam Brody: ‘He fared really well!’ 

Bilson’s belated apology got here after InFashion journal’s official Instagram account shared a throwback picture of Bilson and Roberts together with the remark #rachelbilson and #adambrody’s breakup principally ruined highschool for us.”  

“I’M SORRY!!!!” Bilson commented on the March 24 post. “He fared really well!”

After his relationship with Bilson ended, Brody went on to search out love with the star of one other teen drama: Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester. The two married in 2014 and have a daughter named Arlo. Bilson was in a long-term relationship with actor Hayden Christensen, with whom she has a daughter. They separated in 2017 and she or he is now courting SNL alum Bill Hader. 

Bilson and Brody began courting in 2003  

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Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody in 2003 | Lee Celano/WireImage

Bilson and Brody made TV viewers swoon as Seth and Summer. In the present, awkward nerd Seth has had a long-standing crush on cool woman Summer, however she gained’t give him the time of day. But finally, they get collectively. After some ups and downs, the tip up getting married within the sequence finale. 

While Summer and Seth had been falling in love on-screen, Bilson and Brody had been having a real-life romance of their very own. They began courting in 2003 after assembly on set and had been collectively till 2006, thrilling followers of the soapy sequence. 

The couple stored a low-profile once they had been courting, however Bilson did share some particulars about their relationship with Teen People. “We always have a lot to talk about, and we tell each other everything,” she mentioned in April 2006. “I feel like I have everything now – the dog, the house, the job and him. I can’t ask for anything more!”

They finally grew aside 

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Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody in 2006 | Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage

Bilson and Brody cut up in late 2006. There was no main drama surrounding the breakup. Instead, they only realized it was time to maneuver on. 

“It was a typical romance and they just grew apart,” a supply informed People on the time. “They’ve been on and off for awhile now.”

While the connection didn’t work out, there are apparently no exhausting emotions between the 2. In August 2019, Bilson and Brody bumped into one another on the airport, the place they snapped a selfie that she shared on Instagram. 

“Ran into my ol buddy from jfk to lax,” she wrote earlier than including the hashtag #californiaherewecome, a reference to The O.C.’s theme track “California” by Phantom Planet. 

Read extra: Rachel Bilson Addresses Those Cute Comments She and Nick Viall Left on Each Other’s Photos

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