Emma Roberts dumped Evan Peters and now she’s dating… Garrett Hedlund?!?

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters

I totally blanked out on the fact that Emma Roberts “homewrecked” Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen back in 2017. I have no memory of that, probably because that tea was spilled in the middle of the Harvey Weinstein/sex-predatorgate situation. Emma was reportedly the reason why Rachel and Hayden are no longer together, because Rachel found texts between Hayden and Emma and they were bad enough that Rachel dumped Hayden right then and there. But for years now, Emma has had an on-and-off relationship with Evan Peters, the same boyfriend she was accused of assaulting back in 2013. She was even briefly arrested, although she was never charged and she always claimed the whole thing was one big misunderstanding (a misunderstanding that left Evan with a bloody nose). Anyway, I think we’ve established the fact that Emma’s love life is… um, complicated. Dramatic, perhaps even violently so. And now it looks like she’s dating Garrett Hedlund. OH NO.

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters have ended their engagement, and now the actress is dating Garrett Hedlund, multiple sources exclusively confirm to Us Weekly.

“Emma and Evan were heading for a split and now are just friends,” one source tells Us. “Evan has moved out. It wasn’t a bad breakup.”

Meanwhile, an eyewitness saw Roberts, 28, and Hedlund, 34, walking together in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Triple Frontier star “had his arm around [her] for a bit and then they were holding hands,” the eyewitness tells Us.

“Garrett and Emma have been friends, but this is new, casual, and just a couple of weeks old,” another source says of the budding relationship.

[From Us Weekly]

Garrett Hedlund has always struck me as more of a no-drama kind of guy – like, he’s not the kind of guy who is compulsively drawn to the most high-strung women out there (you know the type). He was with Kirsten Dunst for years and they were so low-key about it. I still believe that the only reason they broke up was because she wanted to get married and have Hedlund babies and he wasn’t ready. So… I imagine that he would have a low tolerance for women like Emma Roberts, but you never know.

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  1. Erinn says:

    Oh no. I used to find him cute… but he’s looking more and more like the douchebag that plays Hawkeye.

    I will never understand her. I don’t find her to be a particularly attractive girl. She’s thin. Pretty eyes. The rest of her is just meh. I always found she looks so petulant and moody – but not in a way that reads as interesting. She’s reallllyyy benefited from nepotism because I can remember when she had that kids show and how hilariously AWFUL she was on it.

    • Lolly says:

      I agree with not finding her particularly attractive. She’s just a mediocre white girl. I have heard rumors about her for so long that she’s incredibly rude and entitled. I’ll never forget her on Punk’d when she came across so badly.

    • MoxyLady says:

      He has severe Nick Lachey face

    • Kitten says:

      Garret Hedlund is so hot and she’s a mess. I don’t like this and I’m side-eying him. Hard,

      • Victoria says:

        If you watched arrested development … HER?!

        Dammit Garrett way to lose your hotness appeal by dating this nothingburger

      • NicoleInSavannah says:

        Bahahahaha. Oh, poor Ann!

      • SM says:

        @Kitten, I completely agree with you. I don’t understand what men see in her. Evan is not my type but he does have something that makes him a very watchable actor on screen. Garrett is pretty and has an aura on screen. And I could pull a chair and just watch him read the phone book out loud. I mean that voice…And Emma is a hot mess. He needs to stay away from her

      • Carol says:

        Yeah, never understood her appeal. I think it says a lot about the guys that seem to like her – they like or are “comfortable” with drama, I guess. The same goes for the guys her aunt went out with. But what do I know? I don’t know these people but they seem kind of kooky.

  2. Lucy says:

    Huh. I like Garrett a whole lot, both looks and talent-wise. At best, this will be nothing serious. Hopefully it will end drama-free, and I also hope Evan is okay. On a completely unrelated not, I’ve just realized that, in some pictures, Garrett kinda reminds me of Joe Dempsie (aka my very beloved Gendry).

    • Josephine says:

      Maybe it’s completely false and her PR people are floating it out there? It seems like a bizarre combo to me, partly because I still think of her as a teenager.

      And I love Evan Peters! He’s always so charming on screen.

      • Littlefishmom says:

        Yes! His acting if off the chart. Excellent! They’re young, they’ll get over it.

  3. Millenial says:

    What has she even been in? I literally have never seen her in a movie. I feel like I only know her because her aunt is famous.

    And Hedlund is a hottie. So this news is “Ugh.”

    • smcollins says:

      She’s been acting since she was little. One of her first roles was as Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz’s young daughter in Blow (though the role didn’t require much). Then I think she popped up on kids show and tween-type movies. She was in We’re the Millers, which is really funny imo but not so much because of her. Her biggest thing to date is that show Scream Queens.

    • Charlotte says:

      She has been in several seasons of American Horror Story.

    • lucy2 says:

      She’s been in a ton of stuff, look up her imdb.

      Why though…I don’t know. I find her wholly unappealing, and her IRL personality does not seem good. Garrett seems like an odd pairing with her.

      She and Hayden did a movie together a while back, I guess that’s when whatever happened started? I didn’t know/forgot about that whole thing.

      Evan does NOT look good as a blonde.

    • Adrien says:

      She’s in a ton of B movies catering to young adults but she is mainly a TV actress on Ryan Murphy shows. I like her on Scream Queens.

  4. Miss M says:

    Good luck, Garret.

  5. LahdidahBaby says:

    I just don’t get it with her, never have. She seems to me like a mediocre person with an attitude far above her station.

    • knotslaning says:

      Her father is a famous actor and she has been acting since she was a kid, so my guess is that she has probably lived la la land her whole life. (not excusing her behavior though)

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        From what I understand he’s a bit of a douche. Julia wouldn’t speak to him for years, as I recall, and it’s said she took Emma under her wing early on because of it.

        Somehow, I get the impression that all of Aunt Julia’s compensating for daddy ended up turning Emma into a spoiled and entitled young woman.

      • Crystal says:

        I have met her dad and I can vouch for the fact that he’s an a hole. He actually will go nuts if anyone mentions or asks about his sister- it’s literally something his wife/ manager tells people when he’s hired on for something.

  6. Ashley says:

    He’s so hot in Triple Frontier.That movie is like Four Hot Guys and Ben Affleck.

    • Kitten says:

      LOL @ Four Hot Guys and Affleck. Sign me up!
      I love his voice. Sigh.

    • Josephine says:

      I was disappointed in that movie. Huge cast, interesting concept, but didn’t love it. And while Ben might be odd guy out in terms of youth and looks, I thought his acting was above that of anyone else in that movie except Pedro Pascal. Maybe he just had more to work with in terms of his character, but I found him far more believable than Charlie or Garrett and even better than Oscar.

      Ben and Pedro were the best parts of that movie. Anyone else see it?

      • LuvSpaghetti says:


        Yes! You exactly nailed how I felt about that movie. Yes, the other guys were hotter than Ben but he & Pedro were miles beyond the other actors. Maybe their roles were more developed, not sure bc Pedro’s wasn’t very developed and he still did fantastic. The story line was “meh” and it gave no explanation (save for hinting at Ben’s character) about why everyone is the way they are. It felt like they tried to go the way of “The Rock” (heros turned mercenaries) by painting it from their angle so you’d root for them, but it fell short. Oscar’s character was the most disappointing and sexy-ass Charlie Hunam was just there to stand around and be a sexy nothingburger. Garret I barely even cared about, in fact I thought “if someone has to die in this film, it should be him because no one would really care anyway.”

        I feel that Ben did well bc there were streaks of his own real life addictive personality that came through and gave his role more volume (if that makes sense?) I did finally get a little glimpse of the way he can be such a destructive person and still kinda likeable, I’ve never seen it before but I think I see why he has so many women that want to “save him” from himself. He’s not attractive but you don’t want him to self-implode bc there’s something interesting/good/valuable underneath (maybe?)

    • Victoria says:

      Lmao @ashley please Kaiser and Celebitchy make this the comment of the week!!!

    • Miss M says:

      Hahahaha. Poor, Ben. He could never compete with my guys (Hunnam and Hedlund).
      I confess never understood Isaac’s sex appeal until Triple Frontiers. Dude was hot in it.

    • clairej says:

      Oh my god yes! Garrett is so beautiful. Triple Frontier was beautifully shot but a bit average in the end. But the Garrett eye candy was worth it.

    • Pulplove says:

      So, in terms of film “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.
      I love Oscar Isaac…but would gladly also settle for the other 3 guys.

  7. CES says:

    We went with the resting bitch face trend, but some girls, like Emma, have a I’m a bitch face.

  8. L84Tea says:

    She sounds exhausting.

  9. Weaver says:

    Can someone explain why her record of domestic abuse has been swept under the rug? She was literally arrested for beating up Evan yet the press never mentions and she continues to get work like nothing happened.

    • Kaiser says:

      I think it’s a combination of things – she was briefly arrested but never charged, so it’s not like there was an actual case or legal situation. She and Evan still stayed together – which doesn’t mean she’s NOT an abuser – and he seemed to back up her story that it was all a misunderstanding.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        That’s what abused people seem to do, even if they’re men. It’s too humiliating and shameful to cop to it, and they don’t want to look weak.

    • Josephine says:

      And I think most people are inherently sexist when it comes to the size differential and don’t think he could have been the victim and/or in any real danger when he’s so much bigger than she is.

      • lucy2 says:

        A lot of people think that way, unfortunately. He was the one with physical injuries though, and she was arrested. Whatever happened, that was NOT a healthy relationship.

  10. Jessica says:

    I feel for Garrett the way I used to feel for Eric Bana circa “Munich.” You really can’t get any hotter. I don’t care who he is dating, engaged to, married to. He’s mine.

  11. Tiffany says:

    Wow, Emma looks like Elizabeth Holmes. Like perfect casting look.

  12. cate says:

    she has issues and violence in a relationship is never ok. shes gross and a product of pure nepotism. she would not be working without her aunt and dad. she’s not particularly talented or charming. ugh

  13. Emily says:

    Poor Rachel Bilson. She’s my favourite actress dating back to OC. Whatever happened with Emma and Hayden seemed to have no impact on her and Evan; they’re relationship was so weird.

  14. Sunnee says:

    I think Hayden was commitment phobic and Rachel was smart enough to jet. Emma is screwy and Garrett is just too laid back for her. Please Garrett run away.

    • lucy2 says:

      They have a kid together though, so he’s got some commitment now, whether he likes it or not.

  15. Ali says:

    She seems to have all of Julia Roberts haughtiness without any of her charm. I don’t know who either of the guys are.

  16. Reeta Skeeter says:

    I think chilled men often go for dramatic or fiery women though. Kirsten and his relationship WAS low-key, but Kirsten is certainly not a wallflower. She’s a very dynamic, spirited, no-nonsense kind of woman so I believe he is attracted to women with fire. The more placid the man, the more likely he is to be drawn to an energetic woman (and vice versa typically.)

  17. Case says:

    I had absolutely no idea she and Hayden were a thing and that’s why he and Rachel Bilson split. At the time, all the tabloid stories were just like “yeah, Hayden’s kind of a dud and Rachel hasn’t been happy for a while.” It was very low drama from what I recall?

    Anyway, I actually like Emma a lot on AHS (she was really good in Coven). But I agree that she seems like a bit of a crappy person.

  18. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    When I see her, all I think about was her role in that disaster of a movie, ‘Valentine’s Day,’ where she’s worried about losing her virginity. Lol terrible movie and c-list actress. Next!

  19. Lori says:

    I thought he was with Kiki during her addiction years?

  20. Valois says:

    nooooo my husband what are you doing?

  21. KG says:

    I will NEVER unsee those HORRIBLE bangs Emma Roberts had for a hot second. UGGHHH

  22. Pandy says:

    Nice that Evan finally made an escape!

  23. Mash says:

    yo hollywood is so crazy…like on one hand i feel sympathy because we’ve all done or been witness (and just shook our heads instead of stop it or stand up) to some screwy ish , its just being a regular degular (yes degular) civilian our ish is aired out with our friends via happy hours, wine night, phone calls, text messages and none the wiser, in hollywood that ish is on FRONT STREEET

    then on the second hand hollywood’s relationship are soooo transient like they with someone for years then pretty much overlap (on the REG) and then just break up AND THAT SAME WEEK or month or hell day got a new boo and talking about it AGAIN on front street like that last relationship didnt affect you…. crazy

    goodluck crazy ass kids