Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen, both 33, have welcomed their first child together. It seems like Rachel has been pregnant forever, but that’s probably because she was getting papped constantly during her pregnancy. Plus she had her baby shower in late August, which is just about right as she would have been 32 weeks along but it still seems like a long time ago. Rachel had a baby girl, whom they named Briar Rose. That’s the original title of The Grimm Brothers fairy tale which became Sleeping Beauty. Here’s more, thanks to US Weekly, which seems to be Rachel’s go-to outlet:
Summer Roberts is a mom! Rachel Bilson and boyfriend Hayden Christensen have welcomed their first child together, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm via multiple sources.
The couple gave their baby girl a Disney princess-themed name — Briar Rose! The adorable moniker is a nod to the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty; sheltering Princess Aurora from Maleficent’s curse, the three fairies call the little girl Briar Rose. It’s also the name that was used in the original Grimm Brothers fairy tale in 1812.
Us broke the news back in May that Bilson, 33, and the Star Wars actor, also 33, were expecting a baby. “They’ve both talked about this for awhile and are so excited,” an insider told Us. “Everyone is beyond thrilled for them.”
Rose is a beautiful name, but Briar? I guess they could call her “Bri,” but that sounds short for Brian. It’s a bizarre name to me, but there are definitely worse baby names. Plus at least they’re sharing their baby’s name with the press. They even explained where the name came from. I appreciate when celebrities do that. Congratulations to Rachel and Hayden!