Emma Roberts blocked her mom on Instagram for confirming her pregnancy


Emma Roberts is promoting her next project, Holidate, a romantic comedy on Netflix that I think we can all probably guess the entire plot from just the title alone. That doesn’t mean I won’t watch it, it just means I’ve seen 437 version of it already. Emma appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss the film and the son she’s expecting with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund.

Neither Emma nor Jimmy are very high up my list of people I’m grooving on right now, but I have to admit, this was a very entertaining interview. The main topic was Emma’s mom, who is not social media savvy. Not only did she get catfished by a faux Jackson Browne, she accidently confirmed Emma’s pregnancy that Emma had been trying to keep on the downlow. When Emma confronted her mom, it sparked the Great Mother Daughter Instagram Battle that led to Emma blocking her mother as punishment for almost a full 12 hours! The Mom bit starts at 1:34. I’ll transcribe what I thought were the funny parts below:

On Emma’s mother and technology: You have to understand about my mom, she doesn’t own a computer and she had a flip phone up until three years ago. Literally, my friends would be like “why does your mom have a burner phone?” Because it was just a black flip phone with no camera, no nothing and it was very weird. And so for Mother’s Day I got her an iPhone, because I was like now we can FaceTime and iMessage and like how sweet. It was the worst thing I ever did. It was a mistake. It started slow, with like a Google alert on me, which she never had before so she’s like, “Emma have you seen this photo from 2010?” I’m like, “Yes I’ve seen that photo,” and so I was getting flooded.

On her mom getting catfished: Then she got Instagram, which was okay at first just a couple hundred followers, which grew to a couple thousand. She had no idea what she was dealing with and called me to say, “Do you know who’s been dming me?” And I was like, “Oh no, please don’t dm with anyone.” And she’s like, “Jackson Browne!”

“Mom, definitely Jackson Browne is not dming you.” And it took like my sister going through her phone to be like, “that’s not Jackson Browne.” She got totally catfished.

On confirming Emma’s pregnancy: It led to just interacting with my fans and you know just thanking them for all their pregnancy wishes. Oh God, it was a disaster! And I found it all out on a plane so I couldn’t get to her. I couldn’t call her or attack her. I messaged with her, ask her to please stop. My friends were sending me screen grabs, it was unbelievable. And then when I said to her, I said, “Mom, you revealed my pregnancy.” She goes, “Emma, you announced it.” And I said, “No, I didn’t – that was a tabloid.” She’s like, “Oh, oh I didn’t… that wasn’t clear.”

On the fallout: So then basically, we kind of laughed. We kind of got in a fight. I blocked her at one point, it was my only weapon. And she texted me at 2 am, “Queen did you block me question mark sad face” and I was like, “Yes, I did block you.” And then I unblocked her and it’s been an Instagram war with my mother that I never saw coming. So you know you know it’s a good story to tell the baby.

[From YouTube via Just Jared]

I just like the turns that story took. It started off with a flip phone and no computer and ended in a battle that had her mom blocked. Alas, all was rectified with a 2AM text. Fortunately for me, it takes my mother about an hour to construct a text and send it, so should she ever get the notion to text me at that time in the morning, at least I’ll get the extra sleep. I’m oddly charmed with Emma’s mom referring to her as Queen. Wonder if this is something I can get going on my end?

Right after the mom story, Emma legitimately confirmed she’s having a boy, which she said surprised her because she was convinced she was having a girl. She was so convinced, she told Garrett he could name the baby if it was a boy, which she now has to deal with. This made me laugh because I had kind of a hard sell boy’s name I wanted for a son. Fortunately, my husband loved it. Because he embraced it, I said if our second was a boy, he could name it whatever he wanted. It was only then that I found out what he’d always wanted to name a son – oh my gawd, thank goodness we had a girl. Careful what you promise your co-parents, folks! Jimmy asked Emma her favorite rom com and she replied, My Best Friend’s Wedding. She listed very valid reasons for liking and then acknowledged, “yes, it happens to have my aunt in it.” As I said, she’s not exactly my favorite, but I have to admit, Emma is clever. Practiced? Probably, but clever.


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  1. Thanks says:

    So her mom made a mistake and she couldn’t attack her because she was stuck on a plane? Wasn’t she arrested for assault a few years ago?

    • Plaidsheets says:

      The word “attack” really stood out for me as well. Interesting word choice.

    • Sarah says:

      That’s what I was coming here to say. My main take away from this story is that she has very real anger issues which is worrying given that she’s about to enter a very stressful/sleep deprived and hormonally wild period after she has her baby.

    • Lex says:

      Giant eye roll at you

    • Bibi says:

      This is not a great cute baby story. Very self centered and out of proportion to want to attack and block mom because she revealed a pregnancy. Big deal. wow. Get over yourself.

      • Nicole says:

        Exactly! I understand it’s not ideal, but it was your mom. Not a cute baby story, it’s just a story that shows how hateful Emma is. What a narcissist.

  2. Redder says:

    There’s nothing cute about her to me. She’s an abuser. I’ll never forget her Punk’D episode like 10 years ago when she was so incredibly rude to the “worker”. So disappointed in Garrett.

    • Isa says:

      Yeah, it’s hard to find anything cute about Emma, knowing she physically abused her boyfriend. That’s vile, & it doesn’t matter if it’s from a tiny and conventionally attractive white woman, it is still toxic and abusive.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same for me.

  3. Vote Science says:

    She’s an abusive *sshat for everything she put Evan Peters through and she faced zero consequences for it.

  4. H says:

    Her father Eric had huge anger issues too. I wish her well in her pregnancy, that’s all I’ve got.

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Ew. Toe shoes.

  6. Chrissy says:

    So thirsty!!! I hope she gets herself together before the baby arrives. Red flags are everywhere with this person.

  7. Carol says:

    i feel she thinks shes on Julia Roberts level…Not.

  8. Case says:

    I’ll start with the positives: I liked Emma a lot in AHS Coven. I think she’s a fun actress and I’ll probably watch her Netflix movie, because I need something light right now. She looks really lovely pregnant!

    That said, re: past abusiveness — I think all we can hope for is that she was young and made big mistakes that she has worked through as she has gotten older. For the sake of her baby and relationship, I hope she’s grown up and gotten control of her issues.

  9. Nikki* says:

    Hecate, I’m still laughing that it takes your mom an hour to send a text.

  10. enike says:

    I think having parents on your social media is a bad idea. I dont post prequently, but my mom would have endless comments if she saw something public (she was not added in friends)
    we have a good relationhip otherwise, love each other to bits
    now I had to add my mom to my fb friends, otherwise we cant call for free on messanger
    I just hope she will not comment on any of my posts :)

  11. Div says:

    I’ll go there even though I’ll probably get called an apologist: When the Emma Roberts/Evan Peters incident happened, I recall the cops were called because both were allegedly attacking one another but he was the only one with a visible mark & both at the time looked strung out asf. She was not liked tho, and he was a tumblr fav, so the coverage was…interesting. He also posted some racist shit during the BLM protests while Emma posted some books in support of BLM. I’m not excusing her actions, but I also don’t necessarily think it’s poor widdle Evan and evil Emma, either. Hopefully Emma’s grown up and dealt with her issues. Garrett seems to have his head on straight and I doubt he’d around her if she was abusive towards him.

    Anyway, cute interview.

    • Case says:

      I agree with you. I think it’s very likely they just had a toxic relationship and were both violent with one another. The desire to solely blame Emma for it, and hold it against her years later even though we haven’t heard of similar behavior since, is weird to me.

  12. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Worst thing ever was my Mom learning to text. And can we talk about all the emojis she’s discovered?????
    Just kidding, I love my Mom texting me all the time for a number of reasons (oy!! the family gossip I get!!!) The most important being she’s 83 and lives alone. I am well over an hour away (if traffic cooperates) so her texting lets me know she’s good. Plus she just loves learning new things and we are extremely fortunate she’s in good health and sharp as a tack.