Rachel Bilson: Why I'm 'Grateful' I Dated Adam Brody During 'O.C.'

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Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody might not person been endgame similar their characters connected The O.C., but the narration was much meaningful than fans mightiness think.

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Bilson, 39, and Brody, 41, dated from 2003 to 2006 portion starring unneurotic arsenic Summer Roberts and Seth Cohen, respectively, connected the fashionable teen drama. While the brace called it quits earlier the show’s 4th and last season aired, the Hart of Dixie alum credits her romance with the Jennifer’s Body prima with helping her set to beingness successful the spotlight.

How Rachel Bilson's Ex Adam Brody Supported Her Through 'O.C.' StardomRachel Bilson and Adam Brody successful 2003. Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

“Because of what the amusement was and however young we each were, going done it with idiosyncratic experiencing the aforesaid happening and having that benignant of enactment was truly awesome,” Bilson recalled during a caller interrogation with Nylon magazine. “I’m really grateful that I did person it. It was decidedly a unsocial acquisition and I don’t deliberation anyone other could person truly understood it had they not been successful it.”

The Take Two alum said that dating idiosyncratic who knew precisely what she was going done astatine that clip “was ace adjuvant and supportive,” adding, “I person full gratitude for the full experience.”

Brody went connected to wed Leighton Meester in 2014. The brace stock girl Arlo, 5, and a 7-month-old lad whose sanction they haven’t publically shared. Bilson, for her part, shares girl Briar, 6, with ex Hayden Christensen.

Seth and Summer’s romance wasn’t ever perfect, but adjacent amid their ups and downs, the duo ever recovered their mode backmost to 1 another. As for wherever the iconic TV mates would beryllium today, Bilson has a fewer ideas.

“I would accidental they person small Seth and Summers, I would think. … I’m definite they’re inactive unneurotic and person a family,” the Jumper histrion told the outlet.

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Bilson is looking backmost connected her favourite moments from the bid with costar Melinda Clarke, who played Julie Cooper, for their upcoming “Welcome to the OC, Bitches!” podcast. Reliving their days successful Orange County has been “awesome,” but erstwhile it comes to an authoritative reboot, Bilson isn’t definite they could marque it work.

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“You know, I’ve ever said thing that Josh [Schwartz, creator] and Stephanie [Savage, enforcement producer] privation to do, I’m connected committee for,” the How I Met Your Mother alum admitted. “But it’s benignant of hard to fig retired what you’d bash with the characters and wherever they would be. I volition accidental if they ever wanted to bash it, I would bash it. But I conscionable don’t cognize wherever you spell [with the plot].”

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Though she’s reconnecting with Clarke, 51, Bilson hasn’t kept ace adjacent tabs connected galore different erstwhile O.C. stars. After congratulating Ben McKenzie on his and Morena Baccarin‘s newborn son successful March, the histrion was inspired to program a reunion with The O.C.‘s adjacent generation.

“We’ve each talked astir getting together, truthful we’re hoping that happens sometime soon,” Bilson said. “We conscionable privation to get together, get each the kids together. It’s conscionable truthful crazy. Everyone has kids, oregon a batch of america do, anyway. It’d beryllium a travel for sure.”

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