The pair, who starred together in 2013’s “The To Do List,” written by Hader’s now ex-wife, Maggie Carey, split months later. Hader embarked on a relationship with “Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick, which has also since ended. Bilson has since reportedly moved on with artist Zac LaRoc.
Bilson freely admitted that it took a while to bounce back from the split with Hader, which she said “hurt like a motherfucker.”
Speaking with Mandy Moore in a June episode of her podcast, Bilson didn’t mention the “Saturday Night Live” alum by name, but explained that she “went through a really hard breakup and it was during the pandemic.”
“I could not leave my house, you know what I mean? I had nothing else to do but sit in it, and deal with it and feel it,” she shared. “It was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done, harder than childbirth.”
Ultimately, Bilson learned that facing the heartache head on allowed her to heal.
“If you actually face it, you can come out of it and be like, ‘OK, I did that and I’m ready for the next thing,’” she added.
Hader, meanwhile, is relatively more tight-lipped about his romantic life, which he doesn’t speak about publicly to protect the privacy of his kids.
“They just want me to be their dad,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in March. “They just want me to sit and watch ‘Encanto’ over and over and over again. So that’s what I do.”
Hader shares three daughters with ex-wife Carey. The two called it quits after 11 years of marriage in December 2017.
Bilson previously dated “Obi-Wan Kenobi” star Hayden Christensen, with whom she shares 6-year-old daughter Briar Rose.