Rachel Bilson is expecting her first child with Hayden Christensen.
The Hart of Dixie actress and her long- term beau are said to be ‘so excited’ as they prepare to become parents for the first time.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: ‘They’ve both talked about this for awhile and are so excited. Everyone is beyond thrilled for them.’
Big announcement: Rachel Bilson and her longterm boyfriend Hayden Christensen are ‘so excited’ to be ‘expecting their first child together’
Friends are delighted for the couple and think they will be ‘wonderful’ parents.
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One pal said: ‘They will make wonderful, hands-on parents.’ It is not yet known when the baby is due.
The 32-year-old actress admitted last year she was keen to start a family with the Star Wars actor.
Comfortable style: The gorgeous actress looked a little weary when she stepped out in New York on May 16
She said: ‘I definitely have family on the brain. Having kids is something I want to see in my future – I hope.’
Rachel and Hayden, 33, met in 2007 on the set of Jumper and got engaged a year later. However, they called off their engagement in August 2010 but reconciled three months later.
The former O.C. star has previously admitted she is a ‘really good’ girlfriend because she always puts her personal life first.
Keeping snug: Bilson wrapped up when she walked through LAX airport with her beau last month
She said: ‘I’m a really good girlfriend — I always put all that first in my life. I’m definitely the person who would make him his favorite dinner to come home to.’
The CW announced Bilson’s dramedy, Hart Of Dixie, would be renewed for the second part of its fourth season.
Bilson co-stars alongside Jaime King, Cress Williams, and Wilson Bethel as a New York City-based surgeon transitioning to a new life in Bluebell, Alabama.
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for both Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen for comment.
New chapter: Rachel admitted last year she was keen to start a family with the Star Wars actor