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Has HIMYM Cast Rachel Bilson as the Maybe Mama?

Rachel Bilson Courtesy: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for TRESemme

How I Met Your Mother may really, truly, finally be revealing Ted's baby mama—and right now, the likely candidate is one of our absolute faves, Miss Rachel Bilson.

A show rep confirms to us that Rachel has been picked for the potentially pivotal part, which ties in perfectly with reports from our best frenemy earlier this week stating the HIMYM 100th-episode celebration is set to be mom-centric. Show runners had been "spending a lot of time trying to cast the female role in Ted's story" for the landmark ep, said Ausiello.

So is Rachel's character the real deal? While it seems likely that the adorable starlet is the mama-related lady in question, Bilson's rep tells us that she's only signed on to appear in the one episode.

So is this just the next Stella (Sarah Chalke) to our Ted or will Bilson pop up again somewhere down the road as—wait for it!—the actual mother? Fingers crossed!

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