Rachel Bilson Flaunts Toned Abs and Booty, Reveals She Partied and "Did All the Drugs and Alcohol" Pre-O.C. Fame

June 2014 Health cover girl and Hart of Dixie star says she got partying out of her system when she was just a kid

By Natalie Finn May 13, 2014 10:35 PMTags
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Rachel Bilson is known for her trendsetting style savvy—but she's no slouch when it comes to showing skin, either!

The Hart of Dixie star flaunts her fit physique on the cover of the June 2014 issue of Health, and the striped crop top and short-shorts picked for the shoot show off her toned abs and shapely booty to perfection.

But while Bilson can't help but look picture-perfect now, she admits that she has had to kick bad habits of varying magnitude to get to where she is today.

Asked how she avoided the all-too-common pitfalls of fame, Bilson explained to the magazine, "I grew up in L.A. and did all that when I was younger. I went to the clubs and did all the drugs and alcohol.

"I got it out of my system, so by the time I was on The O.C., I was like, ‘Wow, I can just enjoy this,'" she recalled. "Then I started dating a costar, so it was more of a domesticated thing; you're just home or with friends—and not out to party."

That costar, of course, was Adam Brody—but that indeed was years ago, considering Bilson's been dating Hayden Christensen for seven years. (And Brody, for the record, is now married to Leighton Meester.)

However, the brunette beauty has recently had to kick an addiction to another questionable substance that she's not too proud of.

"My unhealthiest is when I binge on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, because it happens. I binge. I can admit it," she told Health. "I've actually gotten better this year. It got to a point where I was eating them so much that, like, you poop red every day!  You're like, ‘OK, I don't know what's going through my body, but I probably should stop. There are problems.'"

It's best that Bilson treat her body right, too, because she also reiterated her intent to have children one of these days.


"To start a family would be good, any year in the next few years," she divulged. "I've always wanted to be a mom. I have always wanted kids. I can just see this little toddler waddling around the house."

And it sure sounds as though she's got the father portion of that equation all lined up.

"He's so incredibly supportive and considerate," she described Christensen. "It's so basic—that should be there. Because these things are so much more important when you're older.

"I've been in my relationship for seven years, so we've grown up together in a way. This is my partner, my support, just there for me no matter what. And vice versa."