Love is fleeting as another one bites the dust in the land of celebrity relationships. Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson, both actors, have called it quits on their long term relationship which has lasted an entire decade.
Though the two never got married, they had been together for nearly 10 years and have a child together. It seems that the problems started occurring between the two, a couple months back. According to a source, they were having scheduling and distance issues and simply couldn’t make it work. She’s in L.A full time and he is in Toronto.
They met on the set of the movie Jumper in 2008 and got engaged later that year. However, they called off the engagement and broke up a year and a half after that. They were back together within three months time. It’s clear they had an on-again, off-again type of dynamic that has reached its final end as the two are officially done.
Despite an engagement, the two never got married but stayed together for years and years. Bilson gave birth to a baby girl in October 2014 so they will have to figure out the semantics of co-parenting. Hopefully, they can figure out what is in the best interest of the child and agree to it.
Both recognizable faces, Bilson played Summer Roberts in the wildly popular television show The O.C. and in Hart of Dixie. Christensen has been in Star Wars. Despite their fame, they haven’t been very visible in recent years as apart of any specific projects.
The speculation that they were going to break up and call it quits isn’t necessarily surprising but many didn’t see it coming as the two have been notoriously quiet and private about their relationship overall. In interviews, they tend to answer questions regarding the project they are promoting and don’t often speak out about one another.
Despite every attempt to normalize their relationship and keep it private, they still suffered from certain pitfalls. Timing is essential for successful relationships and if scheduling was an issue, that’s a big enough one as any.