Emma Roberts: ‘Sometimes it makes me sad that I can’t have a private moment’


Emma Robert is Cosmopolitans’ June cover story, although I have no idea who that is on the cover. These photos look more like Alexa Chung than Emma. Emma voices Wedgehead in the new UglyDolls movie, which my daughter asked if we could go see on Sunday. Sure, babe – what mom wants mimosas and facials for Mother’s Day when she could be listening to Pitbull singing as Uglydog? But I digress. Emma landed the cover of Cosmo for UglyDolls and her upcoming season on American Horror Story, She is also set to come for her Aunt Julia’s crown in a rom-com titled Holidate, but that’s in pre-production. The interview’s overall theme is ‘Emma Undone’ and sounds like it was trying to expose the real Emma Roberts. It’s mostly half naked pictures and Emma trying to avoid giving direct answers, though. Emma’s romantic life has been, to put it nicely, messy. After splitting Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson up, and ending it with on/off fiancé Evans Peters at some point, Emma took up with Garrett Hedlund for a casual thing. But Emma doesn’t want to talk about that because it’s private. And the fact that it can’t stay private makes her sad.

On not wanting to talk about her relationships: I never want to talk about relationships I’m in or that are ending or have ended. It’s hard enough to be with someone by yourself, let alone with an audience…growing up is hard. Sometimes it makes me sad that I can’t have a private moment. Because of Twitter and Instagram there’s a whole other element where everybody can comment on what you’re doing, and no one knows the real story. That’s hard.

On setting the record straight about her love life: I think I know what’s true, and I know what happened in my own life, and so do the people that love me and who I love.
On how she deals with public speculation: I spend hours on the phone with my mom. She’s the best because she puts everything into perspective. She’s never once judged me. I also have the best group of friends. They come over and we lay in bed or talk, watch TV, or read short stories to each other. We open a bottle of wine. To me that’s the best, whenever anything is going on—to have everyone come over and be together.

On if ending a relationship is difficult: I think that no matter who you are or what you do or wherever in the world you are, anything ending is hard. Losing something is hard. And the only thing I can say for that is… What can I say for that? I’m realizing that life is highs and lows. I’m trying to ride them out and live somewhere in the middle. When you’re low, you think it’s never going to end. When you’re high, you’re so scared of it ending. And I’ve lived in both of those places for too long.

On having time to herself: It’s been fun to really choose how I’m spending my time. I’ve had days where I’ve woken up and I haven’t had to do anything other than what I want to do, and that’s been so fun. And something I’ve lost touch with over the years. To get to feel like time is mine is a really new thing for me.

[From Cosmopolitan]

I’ll admit the last bit got to me. I love my husband and my kids very much but the one thing I truly miss from being single is the luxury of living solely by my own agenda. Sure, it also got lonely, but I wouldn’t mind a day with the world shut out. That is also the only question I feel Emma gives a direct answer to. The rest of her responses are slow wanders around the question. As for having a private moment, that’s kind of two-sided. Sure, everyone should be a allowed to live their lives outside the fishbowl but let’s be honest, the main reason Emma’s moments are not private are because they are, as noted earlier, messy. I have a feeling the reason she won’t talk about why she and Evan broke up has a lot more to do with the reason than her desire for privacy.

However, I did learn something about Emma I did not know and am very interested in: Emma and friend Karah Preiss have an online book club called Belltrist that has a website, blog and Instagram page. They make recommendations, have live readings and author interviews and a bookstore network that supports local and independent bookstores. I quickly perused some of her suggestions and I like what I’ve seen. They put a lot of thought into the site and it’s quite obvious how passionate they are about this venture. Honest to Christmas, this is an Emma Roberts I can get on board with.



Photo credit: Ellen Von Unwerth/Cosmopolitan, Twitter and WENN Photos

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  1. Lucky says:

    Ugh. 🙄 That thought makes me feel mean, but seriously with this girl every time I see an interview or story I feel overwhelming “ugh.”

    • Erinn says:

      I wouldn’t feel too bad, she seems to be a pretty garbage human being who likes to put their hands on their partners. So I mean, it’s not like you’re insulting someone who has done nothing to deserve an ‘ugh’.

  2. Digital Unicorn says:

    She really is pretentious.

    Plus if she wants her relationship to be private, then maybe she should stop setting up pap strolls.

    • cate says:

      pretentious and a totally bland actor. she is not compelling on screen whatsoever. meh

    • Aephra says:


    • LahdidahBaby says:

      …and as far as I’m concerned, she can have all the private moments she wants, the more the better. Have the next fifty years in complete privacy.

  3. Lisa says:

    I don’t see her appeal. I just don’t

  4. SM says:

    Woith statememts like that she could join Jared Leto on Met steps with her own head in hand. She is not such a big deal so she would be unable to have a private moment. Just stop handing around paparazzi hot spots in LA. And maybe beating up your boyfriend, since when cops get called your private moments do indeed become public. That is not impossible, is it?

    • Meg says:

      I love when people bitch about privacy while posing on the cover of a magazine.
      I remember an old video of her criticizing a paparazzo to stop following her and he’s like ‘i didn’t know you were even here, I’m not here for u I’m here for so and so’
      Funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Her dead eyes staring back at him in embarrassment

      • SM says:

        Ahahahahha. Good one. Never heard about that story. What is that that men see in her. The talent of self made actors like Evans and Garrett well surpasses her who is a product of nepotism and doesn’t even seem to try to prove herself. She may be good playing a part of a mean girl but that probably is due to great casting casting a mean girl to play a version of herself. I always said that there are those brilliant characters on TV and in film that are the outcome of such brilliant casting, like January Jones as Betty on MadMen. I loved her character and how she plays Betty and then I saw her interview and I realized she just played a version of herself.

  5. Megan says:

    It takes two to tango. Hayden Christensen chose to pursue a relationship with Emma.

    • JT says:

      This! As much as I don ‘t like her it took both adults, who damn well knew what they were doing, to make that type of decision.

  6. LadyLaw says:

    I kind of feel like she is not so famous that she can’t have private moments if she wanted. But her messy personal life raises her profile.

    • Nancito says:

      Exactly, it’s not like she’s some sort of mega-star.

      • Blairski says:

        I live in LA and there are loads of folks that are more famous than Emma Roberts who manage to live life almost completely under the radar. She needs to invest in a baseball cap, sunglasses and some yoga pants and she will look totally unremarkable and be left alone. I promise.

  7. ByTheSea says:

    is anyone really checking for Emma Roberts, though?

  8. Erinn says:

    I think it’s kind of a sad/funny split.

    She’s not such a hot commodity that she couldn’t possibly have a pretty private life. The choices that she is consciously making are things that are drawing attention to herself. Domestic violence, affairs… she’s engaging in higher risk behavior, and then people are criticizing her for it. That’s just how the business goes – you make a spectacle of yourself and even if you’re not a big ‘get’ for a celebrity, you become a target on the radar.

    I don’t think people care NEARLY as much as she thinks they do. But here I am, commenting on an article about her, so maybe she’s right haha.

    • lucy2 says:

      “I don’t think people care NEARLY as much as she thinks they do.”
      This. I don’t know of anyone who is a fan of her or her work. Most reaction I see towards her is negative, and any attention she gets is for her personal messiness.

  9. launicaangelina says:

    I absolutely agree with her about being single and living by your own agenda. I’m married and we have a child.

  10. Chaine says:

    I don’t know anyone who is clamoring to know anything about her, so her whining about how tough it is to be famous rings hollow.

  11. jaylee says:

    I just want to slap my boyfriend around & destroy other people’s relationships privately! I’m famous & I deserve respect! This chick is too much.

  12. Simon the Bird says:

    B*tch, you’re not that famous.

  13. Karen2 says:

    She’s a gorgeous looking woman. Her slow burn career is still on the up not that I’ve ever see any of her work. Plus she aint doing nothing that say Brad Coop aint done & as long as its consenting I’m not gonna pass judgement.

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Awwwww, she’s posing in a tub laughing hysterically just like auntie when she was a hooker. Here’s a hint, stay off social media and opinions from morons won’t be ‘so hard.’ And aside from older relatives and reputation, I think most of us just aren’t into Roberts.

  15. Maryanne Dillard says:

    quit acting like such an asshole in public! Then you’ll have your private moments.

  16. SJR says:

    Wants more privacy? Fine with me, go away.

  17. Lex says:

    Seems an unpopular opinion here but I really like her! Chanel in Scream Queens and Vee in Nerve are two favourite roles of hers…

  18. Bunny says:

    She always strikes me as dull, entitled, and snotty. Just not a very nice person.

  19. Mrs. Peel says:

    In the time it took her to tell us she’s sad that she can’t have a private moment, she could have had an actual private moment.

  20. Penguen says:

    Cry me a river, Emma.

  21. broodytrudy says:

    Boy is she garbage. But, confession: I like her book club. She puts a lot of thoughts into the readings, and it’s fairly inclusive. I like that she’s brought a bit of flare to book clubs that the “young ones” can get on board with. Out of the two Emma book clubs, Watson’s is much better in terms of inclusivity and politics. Robert’s is more of a “read of the month” variety.

  22. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    She has her dad’s temper and her aunt’s homewrecking ways. The top picture she looks like Amber Heard.

  23. Lina says:

    I LOVED being single, having my own place, doing my own thing. Never lonely. Had friends for days.

  24. 2lazy4username says:

    I’m so sad I can’t have a private moment, so I’ll pose for a magazine cover. And then I’ll pose kinda naked in a tub. You know, for privacy.

  25. BANANIE says:

    I do not like her and have never liked her — I find her super bland, think she has no charisma on screen, etc. But for some reason I love that photo of her in the gold boots??

  26. sarah says:

    Does she think she is THAT famous? I’m sure she can have a private moment because if I saw her at starbucks I wouldn’t know who the heck she was. LOL.

  27. Tuille says:

    Crocodile tears from this gal. She’s C+ list to me, with no particular talent, mediocre looks & a very entitled attitude. She started out riding on her auntie’s laurels & has always whined about how tough it is to be a celebrity.

  28. Paula says:

    Im still waiting for her to talk about the abuse against evan

  29. Case says:

    I feel like she probably gets plenty of privacy given that she’s not exactly super famous. I think she’s messy IRL, but I enjoyed her so much during her AHS: Coven season that I have a slight soft spot for her.

  30. Turtledove says:

    “She’s never once judged me. ”

    Well, maybe if her mom HAD judged her at SOME point, she wouldn’t be so annoying.