Emma Roberts Gives Birth To First Son With Boyfriend Garrett Hedlund — And His Name Is Adorable

Congrats to the first-time parents!

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Looks like congratulations are in order for Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund who got a late Christmas present this year!

An unnamed source revealed that Emma Roberts gave birth to a baby boy on December 27 and that both mom and baby are happy and healthy. The baby was born in Los Angeles where Roberts lives with Hedlund. 

Roberts is the third Scream Queens actress to welcome a son this year. Lea Michele and Billie Lourd gave birth to baby boys in August and September. 


Aside from her pregnancy, Emma Roberts has had a busy holiday period promoting her film Holidate, which hit Netflix on Oct. 30. The film also stars Point Break actor Luke Bracey, and has been a wildly popular hit on the streaming platform.

Who is Emma Roberts's boyfriend, Garrett Hedlund? 

While we're all familiar with Emma Roberts, thanks to her American Horror Story appearances, we're curious to know more about her boyfriend Garrett Hedlund and the details of the couple's new arrival. 

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How old is Garrett Hedlund?

Garrett Hedlund was born on September 3, 1984, which makes him a 36-year-old Libra.

Hedlund is just 7 years older than Roberts who was born on February 10, 1991, making her an Aquarius. Luckily Libras and Aquarius' are pretty compatible.  

Garrett Hedlund is from Roseau, Minnesota.

Hedlund grew up in Minnesota with his mom, dad, and two siblings. He was raised on a rural beef cattle farm, but moved with his mother to Arizona when he was a teenager. 

In an interview, he said that living in Arizona made it easier for him to fly to Los Angeles which he did for 3 years while still in high school, even skipping his proms to star in small roles. He got a job as a waiter and saved up for acting lessons.


Garrett Hedlund's photo shoots are a national treasure.

When he was a teenager, he modeled for Teen Magazine and L.L. Bean. However, modeling was never a long-term career plan for Hedlund who spent most of his teens trying to break into acting before finding fame in 2004 after appearing in Troy and Friday Night Lights. 

What is Garrett Hedlund's Instagram?

It doesn't look like Garrett Hedlund is on Instagram. Womp womp. Even though he and Emma keep things lowkey, we did get a sneak peek into their relationship when she confirmed her pregnancy on her Instagram in August. 

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Roberts shared an adorable snap showing off her belly and her beau with the caption, "Me and my two favorite guys," to her 15.4 million followers. Here's hoping she lets us in on more cute moments now that the pair are officially parents. 

Garrett Hedlund and Gwyneth Paltrow starred in Country Strong together.

Hedlund made his acting debut in Troy, alongside Brad Pitt, and has since gone on to star in leading roles in many films. He’s acted in Eragon, Tron: Legacy, On the Road, Unbroken, MudboundCountry Strong, and more.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, and Tim McGraw among his co-stars in the musical drama Country Song. Hedlund even made a singing debut on the soundtrack. 

Garrett Hedlund and Kirsten Dunst dated for a long time.

While filming On the Road, he and his co-star, Kirsten Dunst, struck up a romance. The pair began dating in 2011.


Hedlund explained how he won Dunst over, saying, “I took her out on a 3 AM canoe ride. It was not a stable canoe. We fell out and had to swim back in mucky, s****y water, like golf-pond water.”

The pair were rumored to have a rocky relationship and called it quits in 2016. Dunst went on to date, become engaged to, and have a baby with actor Jesse Plemons. 

He and Roberts were friends first.

When they first were reported together in March 2019, a source said, “Garrett and Emma have been friends, but this is new, casual, and just a couple of weeks old.” The two spent time together in “social settings” before turning things into a romantic relationship.


A source also added at the time, “They have gone on a few casual dates and are exploring a relationship, but it is definitely not anything serious yet. Emma is not one to rush into things and is seeing how things pan out.”

Their son is named Rhodes.

After a source confirmed Roberts had given birth on December 27, it was reported that the couple had named the baby boy Rhodes.

The baby is said to have weighed 9lbs. Emma had last shared a photo of her bump just a week before baby Rhodes was born looking tired and ready to pop!

And it looks like Rhodes is going to be spoiled with plenty of celebrity attention.


Great-aunt Julia Roberts flooded Emma's pregnancy announcement with congratulatory comments. And in October, it was reported that Roberts and Hedlund's socially-distanced baby shower had been a star-studded gathering with Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend, Camilla Morrone and mom Lily Kershaw in attendance alongside Kirsten Stewart and her girlfriend Dylan Meyer.  

When did Emma Roberts and Evan Peters date?

Fans felt heartbroken when long-time couple, Evan Peters and Emma Roberts, went their separate ways.

The pair had dated since 2012 and became engaged in 2014, though they called it quits and took breaks in both 2015 and 2016.

But after their split, it appeared that the former couple had broken up for good — and Roberts had already moved on.


A source said, “Emma and Evan were heading for a split and now are just friends. Evan has moved out. It wasn’t a bad breakup. They have had their ups and downs for a while now and were really trying to make it work. Their split was a long time coming."

While it’s nice to think that the exes are on good terms, we can’t help but feel heartbroken for Peters, especially since the two were together for so long.

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Samantha Maffucci is an editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.