Did Emma Roberts do some just-in-case damage control? Either that, or America's Sweetheart-in-the-making was seriously self-aware of what might be just around the corner.
News broke Tuesday that on July 7, 2013, the 22-year-old actress was arrested for alleged domestic violence committed against boyfriend Evan Peters. In an interview with Nylon's August 2013 issue—conducted prior to the public finding out about the incident earlier this month—the We're The Millers star said if she were to ever "mess up," she'd be "definitely be very sorry."
On Tuesday, presumably just after the news broke of her arrest, Emma certainly looked very sorry. She was photographed sobbing in a New Orleans parking lot while Evan tried to comfort and hug her. Reps for the actors told E! News in a joint statement that what happened earlier this month was "an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding," adding that, "Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it."
Emma admitted, prior to this photo being taken, that she wasn't completely past the angst and emotions that come with being a young adult, but she seems OK with that. "I'm not really obsessed with wanting to be older and more mature. I felt like more of a grown-up at 17 than I do at 22," she said "I've been regressing a little bit: 'Wait, help me! I'm not ready! Don't make me go!' But I've matured, definitely."
Julia Roberts niece also made it clear that the media's portrayal of her actions wasn't entirely accurate, saying, "I mean, I'm sure everyone can say this, but a lot of people perceive me differently from how I actually am."
"I can't say I'm never going to mess up," the previously squeaky-clean star admitted, "but if I do, I'll definitely be very sorry."
Speaking before the duo's troubles were widely known, Emma spoke about how much she valued personal relationships. "I've been with people in the past who lie about what they're doing or whom they're with, and you always find out about it," she said. "I've grown up in a business where we're taught to think that relationships don't last, and that people are supposed to be married a bunch of times. But I come from the school of getting married once."
"Every relationship should be important," she said. "Everyone kind of rolls their eyes at me, but I still believe in the romantic movie outcome."
Well, optimism is always a good trait, and Hollywood is home to some happy endings. Plus, Evan and Emma welcomed a baby—OK, a fur baby—into their lives on May 15, 2013. A pit bull rescue in Los Angeles, DR Doghouse Rescue, tweeted a picture of the twosome and their new addition, writing, "Little Aubrey pup was adopted by Evan & Emma"
Evan tweeted a thanks to the organization for the precious pup, writing, "thanks @drdoghousecrew for the newest member of the pack. audrey hephurn aka cujo"
Puppy love can conquer all.