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The O.C. Core Four–Where Are They Now?


Tue, March, 15 by


Are you ready to feel really old? Almost all of the gang from the 2000s hit series The O.C. are married with children.

Ben McKenzie, the now Gotham star—but forever Ryan Atwood in our hearts—welcomed a baby girl named Frances with his wife Morena Baccarin last week. That got us thinking, “What happened to the rest of the squad from Orange County?” Here’s what they’ve been up to ever since they left California.

Seth Cohen/Adam Brody


Though we wanted Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson to stay together forever (they were a real life couple for three years), the two went their separate ways in 2006. Brody switched Summer Roberts for Blair Waldorf. He and Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester have been married since 2014, and together had baby girl Arlo last August.

Mischa Barton/Marissa Cooper


Former teen queen Mischa Barton is the only star who isn’t married yet. But she’s come a long way from being almost dead in the streets of Tijuana—she was just recently announced as one of the contestants on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars! Coincidentally, her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev, needed no welcome to the O.C.—he appeared in an episode in season four. Check out his steamy dance moves with Marissa’s mom, Julie, below!

Rachel Bilson/Summer Roberts


Are we the only ones who get upset when we remember that Summer ended up with Anakin Skywalker instead of Seth Cohen? Rachel and hubby Hayden Christensen have been married since 2007 and have since had a little baby girl named Briar together.

Taylor Townsend/Autumn Reeser


Autumn Reeser aka Taylor Townsend (honorary core four member after the death of Marissa) was married to writer/director Jesse Warren for five years. The two went their separate ways but have two adorable sons, Finneus James and Dashiel Ford.