Emma Roberts & Garrett Hedlund welcomed their son Rhodes after Christmas

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If you could change your birthday, would you? I feel like a lot of people born around Christmas and New Year’s probably would change their birthdays, just because their b-days often get lost in the holiday shuffle. I was born in September – my birthday would get lost in the shuffle of “back to school” and Labor Day. Still, I like my September birthday, and maybe Christmas babies love their birthdays too. So it is for Rhodes Hedlund, the newborn son of Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund, who was born on December 27th.

Emma Roberts has a new holidate just in time for New Year’s Eve! E! News confirms the 29-year-old actress welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with partner Garrett Hedlund. “Everyone is healthy,” an insider shares.

The Holidate star gave birth on Sunday, Dec. 27 in Los Angeles, sources told TMZ. Emma and Garrett reportedly named the newborn Rhodes.

Emma confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram in August, writing, “Me…and my two favorite guys,” alongside photos of the Mudbound actor and her baby bump. Her aunt, Julia Roberts, wrote, “Love you,” as she prepared to welcome her great-nephew into the world.

The stars later celebrated their first child with an intimate baby shower in October. Though the garden party was only attended by 15 people due to COVID, Kristen Stewart and Camila Morrone made the cut. Emma wrote of the special day, “So grateful to my family and pod for making my pregnancy feel so celebrated during such wild times.”

[From E! News]

The 15-person baby shower was a bad idea, but I believe it was held outdoors, for whatever that’s worth. I covered Emma’s Cosmo interview and I was surprised by how chilled out she seemed during her pregnancy. I took that as a good sign, a hopeful sign that she felt like she would be fine no matter what happened, especially since Garrett seems like a mess. Garrett got a DUI in January for driving while blackout-level drunk, and he completed a 30-day rehab program soon after. Which means the timeline of the conception is probably that Emma got pregnant right after Garrett got out of rehab. Which is a red flag, truly. But I hope everything is okay and… yeah. That’s all I’ll say. I don’t like the name Rhodes Hedlund, but it’s not my baby. It’s a really clunky name, right? Maybe they’ll call him Rho Hedlund?

Emma Roberts shops for magazies at a newsstand

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund go out for coffee in Los Feliz

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Avalon Red, social media.

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  1. Ainsley7 says:

    The name Rhodes Garrett sounds backwards. I know both can be first or last names. It’s just that Rhodes has always sounded more like a last name to me and Garrett has always sounded more like a first name. Garrett Rhodes is a nice name. Rhodes Garret feels like it’s missing a comma.

    • JW says:

      It’s Rhodes Hedlund.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        Problem solved. I’m Just too tired to properly comprehend things. Rhodes still sounds too last namey, but at least it’s next to another last namey name. I didn’t sleep last night. Sry.

    • Victoria says:

      Maybe a reminder to watch the road(s) while he’s driving… I’ll see myself out

  2. Yup, Me says:

    I do not envy new parents those first transition weeks of parenthood. I especially do not envy new mothers those first transition weeks with baby men who aren’t really ready to be dads.

    I hope she’s happy, though, and she has enough money to hire coverage and support. She may realize that falling in love with her new baby is more fulfilling than any relationship with any guy. Especially one who started the year with a completely ridiculously stupid DUI.

  3. EOA says:

    It’s Rhodes Hedlund, isn’t it?

  4. Coji says:

    She’s a domestic abuser. Can’t we cancel her already?

    • Redder says:

      Yeah agreed. She’s had rumors for years that she was a horrible person even before the abuse came to light too. We only know her because of her aunt.

  5. AuntRara says:

    My birthday is on the 22nd of December and I have always loved it. Everyone is feeling festive, decorations are up everywhere, lots of special things to see and do, etc. When I was in school, that was always the last day of school before Christmas break and we’d watch movies all day in class and exchange gifts. When I was in college, it meant I was always home with my family on for my birthday, since Christmas break started in early to mid December. As an adult, I lived on the other side of the country for a few years and always traveled back once a year for Birthday/Christmas. My family always made sure to have my party on the 22nd, so people wouldn’t make plans and get busy and I wouldn’t get lost in the shuffle. They always did separate presents, too. I always felt kind of bad for kids who had birthdays AFTER Christmas, though. I figured it must be more fun to celebrate before the main event instead of after it when everyone is tired.

    • Gator says:

      Birthday twin! Happy belated birthday!

    • Claudia says:

      Mine is December 21st and I feel just the same as you now. As a small child I didn’t love it though.
      My husband just told me that one of the first things I told him when we started dating was “no combined presents!” (yes, I feel very strongly about that!).

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Claudia : and you should feel strongly. I was born just after Valentines Day and I always insisted my men buy two presents.

  6. Rapunzel says:

    Just for a second, I thought Emma was Ivanka Trump in that header picture. She really needs dark hair.

    • Amelie says:

      Me too!!! It’s not a flattering comparison. They really do look similar.

    • Ariel says:

      They both have that vacant fembot vibe, wherein they say the right things and smile politely, and occasionally mass murder people.

  7. Mrs.M says:

    Pregnancy really suited her. 9 pounds ! Big baby. I like the name. Cheers to a new start in life. My 20s were a bit of a shiz show also. I think that old relationship was super unhealthy for both parties. Congrats to the new parents.

    • josephine says:

      I’m with you on the positive vibes. They’ve both been super problematic but I’m really hopeful that they can grow up and stop with the selfish behavior for the benefit of their son. I don’t mind the name, kinda cute.

  8. Chelle says:

    Dammit! I just named my puppy Rhodes. Why does this make me angry????

  9. chimes@midnight says:

    is it Rhodes Hedlund or Rhodes Roberts?

  10. MaryContrary says:

    Don’t love the name-I think it sounds pretentious. But that’s kind of on brand for her-so whatever.

  11. C-No says:

    My two cousins’ birthdays are Dec. 25 and Feb. 14 (they are siblings). They both kinda hate it. My BFF growing up was Jan. 3, which was ALWAYS the day we went back to school after break. And for some reason she was always sick too.

    • AMA1977 says:

      I’m Feb. 15, and I’ve never minded. I hate Valentine’s Day, though, it’s a dumb “holiday” (IMO.) 20+ years in the hospitality industry will do that to a person!

  12. Ferdinand says:

    I’ve had a crush on Garrett for a long time.
    He seems to be mess sometimes but I like his rough / cowboy looks.

    I don’t like her at all. I’ve always thought of her as a little entitled brat.

    Best of luck for baby Rho, I guess.

  13. MrsClincy says:

    My youngest brother birthday is December 30th, the mother of his son, my nephew, is December 28th same year and my nephew is December 29th. Its exactly what my brother wanted her birthday, my nephew birthday and then his birthday all back to back.

  14. Marigold says:

    I have a December birthday and it is a delight. An entire month of fun and excitement!

  15. Midge says:

    These two are both a mess. He’s an alcoholic and she’s an abuser.

  16. Lucky says:

    My oldest daughter (18) is the 1st of September and I would say that at least 80% of her parties were canceled/rescheduled due to hurricanes. If we planned the earlier in August or later in September – without fail a hurricane would be maybe/maybe not lining up with Louisiana and we would start getting cancelation text. lol We all have something. Personally, I have a Thanksgiving timed birthday and I LOVED getting a week off each birthday – but as a child wished I could have had a day in school when everyone would tell me happy birthday! lol

  17. NYStateofMind says:

    She’s a head case. Addiction issues and clearly is having a red flag baby with an alcoholic. That poor kid. Good decision making.

  18. Agnes says:

    A nepotism nobody gave birth. Woo!

  19. Julie says:

    He reminds me of her dad a little, anyone else? To think Kirsten Dunst wanted to settle down with him but she leveled up! Dodged a bit of a billet I’d say.

  20. Emily says:

    I didn’t know about the DUI. I always thought she was the mess in the relationship but I guess they’re both messy. Fingers crossed they both grow up for the sake of Rhodes.

    Normally I wouldn’t like the name Rhodes but it totally suits Garret’s country vibe.

  21. Cali says:

    If you could change your birthday, would you? I feel like a lot of people born around Christmas and New Year’s probably would change their birthdays, just because their b-days often get lost in the holiday shuffle.

    Born 12/31 and it’s a very tough birthday😢

  22. Juju says:

    They both sounds messy. I can’t help but think in a year or two their relatonship will end really messily. If I was her I woudln’t have given the kid his last name. I know so many women who regretted doing this.

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