Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund Break Up 1 Year After the Birth of Their Son Rhodes
It’s over … for now. Emma Roberts and boyfriend Garrett Hedlund have split after nearly three years together, multiple sources told In Touch. “It wasn’t working.”
The former couple remain amicable coparents, one source assures, adding that “there’s always a possibility” they could get back together “down the line.”
The Scream Queens star, 30, and Modern Love actor, 37, welcomed their first child together, son Rhodes Robert Hedlund, in December 2020.
Before they began dating in March 2019, Roberts and Hedlund were both involved in long-term relationships. They were first spotted holding hands while walking through Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Several weeks later, the two put on a similar PDA display in New York City.
But almost a year into dating, the Holidate actress and the Country Strong star weren’t ready to take things to the next level. “They are not talking an engagement or marriage at the moment,” a source told thein January 2020. “They like hanging out and going out together, and their relationship is more fun than serious.”
That changed in August 2020, when after several months of speculation, the couple confirmed that they were expecting baby No. 1. Roberts shared an Instagram photo wearing a strapless white dress with her prominent baby bump on display.
“Me … and my two favorite guys,” Roberts captioned the sweet photo, revealing to fans that the pair were expecting a baby boy. The two could be seen sitting together with huge smiles on their faces as the proud mom cradled her belly.
As Hedlund and Roberts awaited their baby’s birth, the pair grew closer. They were “doing great as a couple” and “bonding a ton before the arrival of their baby,” Us reported in November 2020.
“Emma and Garrett are getting more and more excited, which is so nice for them,” the insider told the publication, adding, “Garrett is really looking forward to becoming a dad and feels as though this is something he needed. He is ready to take on all the daddy duties, and Emma getting pregnant has forced him to become more responsible. He thinks that’s a blessing.” Their son Rhodes was born on December 27, 2020.
Their passion was still alive and well when Valentine’s Day 2021 rolled around. Roberts shared a gorgeous black-and-white photo of herself laying her head in Hedlund’s lap with the caption, “Happy Valentine’s Day my love.” The last time the couple were photographed publicly was at a post-Oscars party on April 25.
By November, Roberts raised eyebrows about the state of the couple’s relationship by bringing Britney Spears‘ longtime manager Cade Hudson as her date to Paris Hilton‘s extravagant wedding, instead of Hedlund as her plus one.
Rumors about their relationship status continued to swirl when they put their shared home located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles up for sale in December 2021, In Touch confirmed at the time. Roberts reportedly purchased a new home in Los Angeles with a $3.7 million price tag. She also celebrated Rhodes’ first birthday that same month with Hedlund nowhere in sight.
Roberts had previously dated fellow actor Evan Peters on and off for seven years, even getting engaged at one point. Their final breakup came in early 2019, shortly before the actress began dating Hedlund. Meanwhile, the Minnesota native dated actress Kirsten Dunst from 2011 through 2016.
Reps for Roberts did not immediately respond to Life & Style‘s request for comment. Hedlund’s team declined to comment.