Emma Roberts is dating actor Cody John, they’re ‘taking it slow’

The last time we discussed Emma Roberts’ love life, she’d confirmed her split from Garrett Hedlund. That was in January of this year after people wondered why she went to Paris Hilton’s wedding with another dude. While Garrett seemingly struggled with the split at first, the breakup has been relatively drama free since, which you love to see when a child is involved. Now that their son Rhodes is coming up on his second birthday, Emma has confirmed she’s in a new relationship with actor Cody John. But even though the couple is going public, they are taking it slow for the sake of Rhodes.

Emma Roberts has a new special someone in her life.

The Scream Queens alum, 31, has been dating actor Cody John since the summer after being introduced by industry friends. They even quietly made it Instagram official in August.

“Emma loves Cody’s personality,” a Roberts source told E! News. “He’s really funny and they have been having a good time together.” However, they are “taking it slow” because Roberts has a 1-year-old son, Rhodes, with ex Garrett Hedlund. “Emma is cautious about bringing her son around new people, but knows the day will come soon.”

Another insider told Entertainment Tonight that the American Horror Story star has “been very content with Cody,” who has appeared in episodes of Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga and The CW’s In the Dark. “They’re enjoying their relationship and time together. Their friends and family are happy for the both of them and think they make a great couple.”

Roberts’s new relationship has made it easier for Emma to co-parent with Hedlund in a healthy way, the insider added, “because she is so happy.”

[From Yahoo! Entertainment]

Look, I know more than one of you read the title and asked, “who?” I think the fact that Cody posted the photo above of he and Emma kissing to his Instagram in August and absolutely nobody noticed is a testament to how well known he is. His poor IG isn’t even verified yet. But setting all that aside, he’s been acting for four years and he’s funny on social media, which I always appreciate. I understand Emma wanting to take things slow before introducing her son to anyone. I like the part that said that this relationship has made it easier and healthier for Emma to co-parent. That’s a positive spin I haven’t heard before, but I hope that’s true for everyone in new, happy relationships out there.

Anyway, I don’t have anything more to offer. Plus I want to end on that sweet note. So for now, I’ll just hope the best for Rhodes and his folks.

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  1. Sara says:

    Cody bears more than a passing resemblance to Garrett (at least according to the images that came up when I Goggled who the heck he was).

  2. Desdemona says:

    Who’s he? And, sorry to say, who’s she???

    There-… I know, don’t watch a lot of things… Tired of american stuff… There are so many good european series…

  3. butterflystella says:

    Came here to say, my half sister looks SO much like Emma!! My sis is older but only a few years. I have a soft spot for Emma and really enjoyed Screm Queens.

  4. Nuzzy says:

    Does “taking it slow” mean she’ll wait to start in with the domestic abuse?

    • pyritedigger says:

      Literally came to say to see if anyone would bring it up. The only thing I really associate her with is domestic violence.

    • detritus says:

      I thought of it. I’m kinda revisiting my take considering what we’ve learned about police, domestic abuse and DAARVO.

  5. Case says:

    The comment about her finding it easier to co-parent because she’s so happy really is a nice comment. I like how that entire quote really focused on how it impacts her son and how she’s being cautious — PR tends to go the vindictive route when someone moves on from their last partner, but this maintains the drama-free vibe. Good for Emma and her kiddo!

    • Nuzzy says:

      That makes me wonder why her co-parenting has to depend on her mood. As someone whose childhood varied wildly depending on the mood of a particular parent, that situation often feels like a hostage situation. “If Momma’s not happy, ain’t *nobody* happy.”

  6. jferber says:

    She looks great with long hair. It makes her looks so much better somehow, just evens everything out in her looks (very pretty, too). Glad she’s happy.