Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund Are Expecting a Baby Boy: Look Back at Their Romance

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund confirmed they're having a son. Scroll on to revisit their relationship from the first romance rumors to their baby announcement.

By Jess Cohen Aug 31, 2020 2:31 PMTags
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And baby makes three!

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund are expecting a baby boy, the stars confirmed on Instagram late Sunday, Aug. 30. "Me...and my two favorite guys," the American Horror Story actress wrote on the social media platform alongside photos with Hedlund and her baby bump. Reports of the 29-year-old star's pregnancy first surfaced in June 2020 after Emma's mom, Kelly Cunningham, appeared to confirm the news on Instagram, thanking followers for their well wishes.

While Emma and Garrett, 35, did not comment at the time, it seems as though the couple is now ready to share their baby joy with the world. This will be the first child for the stars, who first started dating in early 2019. The duo first sparked romance speculation after her split from her long-term boyfriend, Evan Peters.

A source close to Emma confirmed to E! News in March 2019 that the former couple "broke off their engagement," ending their five-year relationship shortly after Valentine's Day.

Emma Roberts & Garrett Hedlund: Romance Rewind

"They have had their ups and downs for a while now and were really trying to make it work," the insider shared with E! News at the time. "Their split was a long time coming."

As for Emma and Garrett, their romance was just heating up, but quickly turned into a serious relationship. Over the last year, they stars have been spotted out on a number of occasions showing sweet PDA. So, in celebration of the couple's exciting pregnancy news, let's take a look back at their relationship journey!

Romance Rumors

March 2019: Following Emma's breakup from longtime love Evan Peters, the actress started dating Garrett. A source told E! News at the time that Emma and her actress beau started spending time together in various "social settings," before things began to turn "romantic." The insider added, "They have gone on a few casual dates and are exploring a relationship, but it is definitely not anything serious yet."

Easter Celebration

April 2019: Emma and Garrett are spotted shopping for Easter baskets ahead of a holiday celebration.

Summer Lovin'

August 2019: The new couple held hands while out together in Los Angeles, officially confirming their romance.


October 2019: The stars kept close while out for a bite to eat in Southern California.

Baby on Board

June 2020: Reports surfaced stating Emma and Garrett are expecting their first child. The couple did not immediately comment on the speculation, but Emma's mom wrote on Instagram that she's "very excited" about her daughter's pregnancy.

Expecting a Son

August 2020: Emma and Garrett officially confirm her pregnancy on Instagram. "Me...and my two favorite guys," Emma captioned her post with Garrett and her baby bump, hinting that they're expecting a son.

Shower Time

October 2020: Emma and Garrett's inner circle, which includes Kristen Stewart and Camila Morrone, gathered for a small baby shower. So grateful to my family and pod for making my pregnancy feel so celebrated during such wild times," she shared on Instagram. 

Putting His Health First

November 2020: News broke in November that the actor sought treatment for alcohol abuse following a DUI arrest months prior. An insider explained that Garrett's personal turmoil "wasn't something that actually threatened a split between them," adding that "Emma is committed when she's with someone and they are both conscious that it will take work."

Oh, Baby!

December 2020: Emma and Garrett officially became parents after welcoming their newborn son on Dec. 27. The stars reportedly named him Rhodes