Emma Roberts & Garrett Hedlund called it quits after ‘a rocky few months’

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund are not “together” anymore. Officially now. They dated throughout 2019 and 2020, and she gave birth to their son Rhodes in December 2020. During her pregnancy, she was already giving off single-mother vibes, and I’m not saying that in a bad way at all. Her vibe was: I’m having this baby with or without Garrett, and he can participate in this as much as he wants, it’s up to him. Garrett was around for some of it, it seemed like. Throughout 2021, there were rumors that they were already on the outs, and last November, Emma was holding hands with Cade Hudson at Paris Hilton’s wedding. It absolutely seems like Emma and Garrett were totally done at some point last year, but here they are, confirming it at long last:

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund have called it quits, PEOPLE confirms. Multiple sources tell PEOPLE that the pair broke things off a few weeks ago, following a rocky few months in their relationship.

“It’s sad, and they are trying their best to co-parent. It’s been hard,” an insider says.

Reps for Roberts and Hedlund did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The pair’s split comes after they celebrated their son Rhodes Roberts’ first birthday last month with a rodeo-themed party.

“Loved every second of it. I love you Rhodes,” the proud mom, 30, wrote at the time.

She and Hedlund, 37, whom she began dating in March 2019, welcomed Rhodes in December 2020 and then shared the baby’s first photo and his name in January. “Thank you 2020 for getting one thing right,” she wrote. “Our bright light Rhodes Robert Hedlund.”

A source previously told PEOPLE that Hedlund “totally stepped it up” to support Roberts after they welcomed their first son in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

[From People]

Well, that’s that. I forgot that Rhodes has her surname too, he’s not Rhodes Hedlund. As I said, she was already acting like a single mom when she was pregnant. She always knew that she was basically going to raise her son alone.

Meanwhile, just before Garrett and Emma conceived Rhode, Garrett got two DUI charges and went through some kind of rehab program. One of those DUI charges was for a car crash on January 24, 2020, when he passed out behind the wheel of his car, ran a red light and got into a head-on collision with another car. Two women were in the second car: Marina Venegas and her daughter, Jennifer Castillo. They’re now suing Garrett for negligence. Considering the DUI charges and the police report, I’d say they probably have a pretty good case.

Dude just joined Instagram too:

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Mia4s says:

    The timing of this announcement just as this lawsuit is filed making clear he’s at best a mess, at worst a horrible person? LOL, she knows what she’s doing.

    Their whole attempt to make this whole pregnancy some cute Minivan-friendly PR story was a source of non-stop amusement. I can’t decide whether her ties to older generations of Hollywood made her feel like she had to go throw the motions? It’s not like she had a great reputation to begin with. Then again, motherhood still sells when your acting only draws medium interest.

    • FHMom says:

      He’s a mess and a horrible person? At least she isn’t stupid. She probably thinks of herself as Old Hollywood, and having a baby creates interest.

    • Meg says:

      Yes i remember her wearing white in the pregnancy pictures and someone pointed out they wondered if that choice was to make her seem angelic wholesome and deflect from her earned reputation

  2. Squirrelly says:

    I mean this isn’t shocking at all. I feel bad for Rhodes, both his parents are not stable in the least- despite Emma’s insanely good PR game.

  3. Noki says:

    People still refuse to use protection with all the options!? This feels like one of the lazy casual hook ups that was never suppose to last.

    • FrenchGirl says:

      Just my opinion . She wanted a child

      • FHMom says:

        Yes. She was 30 and wanted a child.

      • Mia4s says:

        It’s funny my train of thought with this comment: Sure it’s possible, but she’s only 30 and she couldn’t possibly have thought this was the best option….

        …and then I remembered her father is Eric Roberts. 😬

        Boy some cycles just don’t get broken, do they?

        So no offence, but honestly I hope you are really really wrong.

      • ElleV says:

        only 30? i know it sucks to acknowledge biological reality, but 30 isn’t early or young to have a first child – she’s only two years away from the point where doctors warn fertility begins to decline significantly

        i say this as a woman past that point who wishes she had kids sooner but wasn’t able to for various reasons

        if she has the resources and wants a child, rolling with a less than ideal pregnancy isn’t necessarily a bad choice

  4. EveV says:

    I’m confused, is the baby’s last name Roberts or Hedlund? Because the article says both…. Not much else to say besides who didn’t see this coming from a mile away ?
    I hope they are both happy… Although I do find it kinda odd that his first song is called “The Road” considering the nature of his lawsuit (even if it is just a metaphor, which I’m sure it is, not listening to it…)

    • Twin Falls says:

      It’s a break up song. Agree the title considering his issues with driving is less than circumspect but if the song is any indication, he’s not all that deep.

      No one is surprised that this relationship didn’t last and she’s for sure distancing herself and maybe their son (if she’s using Roberts as his last name) from his legal troubles.

    • North of Boston says:

      Not just the lawsuit but also the baby’s name. There’s a gazillion words he could have used; The Road is a strange choice for his big project.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      I thought Robert was his middle name, not a second last name. Many people use the mom’s maiden name as a middle name.

    • CuriousCole says:

      LuckyCharm is correct, the baby’s name is Rhodes Robert Hedlund.

    • Sudie says:

      He played Dean Moriarty in the movie “On the Road”. Perhaps it’s something to do with the movie. As someone said, I feel bad for the child too. A mother is an abuser and a father is an alcoholic.

  5. one of the marys says:

    He looks bored or sheepish in many of these photos. I went back through the archives to confirm and yes he’s the one Kirsten Dunst split with to go on and find a partner to have a marriage and family. Can’t help but think that was absolutely the best decision for her

  6. Mia4s says:

    TMZ is reporting he was arrested for public intoxication last night. Wow…timing. 😬

    • Kebbie says:

      Jesus. If this is him “trying his best,” Emma should get used to raising their son on her own. He is still on probation from his DUI arrest. I never thought Emma would be the mature, put together one in a relationship.

  7. Karisma says:

    He tried to flee the scene and get rid of the bottles of alcohol while knowing he had injured people because he was driving totally drunk. He’s horrible

  8. Lucy2 says:

    Wow I hadn’t heard about the DUIs and accident. Terrible. I hope those women recover and get a good settlement.
    I hope they are both decent parents at least.

    • Carol says:

      Jeez, I had not realized Garrett was such a screw up. I wonder if he was an alcoholic when he was with Kirsten Dunst.

      • Sarah says:

        I had dinner with him about 10 years ago and he got so drunk, that he passed out before the food came. We had to put him in a taxi. So I think the alcohol issues are longstanding. The rest of us hadn’t even gotten through our first drinks at that point.

  9. Veronica says:

    I’ll just never stop being amazed at some people’s awful taste in parenting partners. To some extent, I think I’m more baffled by women who do it, since she’s the one who has to carry and deliver the baby. I just don’t get it. That’s another life who’s affected by the poor choices of both of you.

  10. tw says:

    He’s an alcoholic, period. They partied together and adding a baby to that didn’t work. And yes, her PR game is strong.

  11. Boxy+Lady says:

    I have been hearing rumors about this break up for months now! My thinking is they’ve been broken up for quite awhile but the announcement was to distance Emma from Garrett’s troubles.
    This summer, he was promoting his episode of Modern Love, the anthology series on Amazon, and he was gushing about the baby and why he’s named Rhodes. (He did the episode with Anna Paquin and I really enjoyed it.)


    I really hope he gets help and sticks to sobriety.

  12. SUNNYVILE says:

    Litterly everyone saw this coming! They were the most mismatched couple ever. Both are known to be difficult hot-headed brats ,I feel bad for their kid!

  13. Louis says:

    I can fix him.
    Too bad he isn’t into guys.

  14. Shirurusu says:

    So he’s a drunk and she’s violent. I hope there are other stable influences in their child’s life!

  15. Erin says:

    Am I crazy? Or isn’t this the same Hedlund guy that, despite having constant DUI issues etc., a middling career, and a seemingly so-so personality KEEPS dating really successful, established, sharp women like Rashida Jones and Kirsten Dunst? How does he keep pulling them?

    • A.Key says:

      He’s good-looking and has that “bad boy with a heart of gold” thing going on. And yes, women are that shallow.

  16. Isabella says:

    I don’t believe the baby was planned on his part. She had been wanting to have a baby for quite some time. She said in an interview, that she thought she would be married with a baby by 25. Supposedly, she and Evan broke up because he didn’t want to have kids. Garrett was a rebound. She met him only two weeks after ending a seven year relationship with Evan. In an interview, she said that she had suffered from endometriosis and froze her eggs, and didn’t think she could get pregnant. I believe she lied to Garrett and told him that she was infertile. I remember reading that he was shocked when he found out she was pregnant. He tried to stay and make it work for the baby, but in the end not even the baby could make him stay. He could not deal with her temper anymore.

  17. Normades says:

    No surprises here. I feel really bad for this kid. Alcoholic father and mother who is known to be abusive and hot tempered.

    Kirsten really dodged a bullet with this one because I think she did want to start a family when they were together. Jesse has an A list career and seems to adore her.

  18. Normades says:

    Plus Evan is much better off without Emma. His career has seemed to really take off since they broke up.

  19. Case says:

    I think the baby’s middle name is Robert and last name is Hedlund. PEOPLE’s website is swimming in typos, and I think “Rhodes Roberts’” is a misplaced apostrophe on their part.

    • Isabella says:

      Yes, People got it wrong. His name is Rhodes Robert Hedlund. Garrett chose his name. Robert was his dad’s name.