November 06, 2014 03:50 PM

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Rachel Bilson‘s heart just grew: she’s a mom!

The Hart of Dixie actress and her longtime love, actor Hayden Christensen, welcomed their first child, daughter Briar Rose Christensen, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Both mother and baby are healthy and doing well,” her rep says in a statement.

Rumors that Bilson was pregnant began in April, after she was spotted sporting a bikini while enjoying a beach break in Cancun.

In May, a source confirmed to PEOPLE that she and Christensen — whom she met on the set of Jumper in 2011 — were expecting a baby, days before Bilson showed off her growing bump in Barbados.

Although the parents-to-be have stayed mum on their expanding family, PEOPLE confirmed in July that the couple, both 33, would be welcoming a daughter.

RELATED: Rachel Bilson’s Boho-Chic Bump Style

— Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan


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