Emma Roberts has welcomed baby boy with Garrett Hedlund

Naomi Gordon
·3-min read

From Harper's BAZAAR

Emma Roberts is said to have given birth to her first child, a baby boy, with partner Garrett Hedlund.

TMZ broke the news, which E! has also confirmed, with a source adding to the publication: "Everyone is healthy."

The 29-year-old Holidate star gave birth on Sunday, December 27, in Los Angeles, and the couple have reportedly named their son Rhodes.

Rhodes weighed nine pounds, and he and Roberts are "doing great," TMZ added.

Roberts has yet to confirm news of her child's birth.

The actress announced her pregnancy with actor Hedlund in August on Instagram, and went on to reveal her baby's gender too. Sharing a picture of herself next to Hedlund while cradling her baby bump in a polka dot maxi dress, she added the caption: "Me...and my two favourite guys."

In November, Roberts became Cosmopolitan UK's first pregnant cover star. She opened up about her experience of being pregnant, telling the publication: "Long story short: I am hungry and tired. Food and sleep do not abide by the normal laws when you’re pregnant. But I’m healthy, which is the thing I’m most grateful for."

On how her body has changed during pregnancy, she continued: "To see my body change inside and out so drastically has been a wild experience. Surprising and beautiful. Then again, some days I feel like I'm being hijacked by something."

Photo credit: BG015/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: BG015/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Roberts also spoke candidly about her fertility issues, and how she had her eggs frozen after being diagnosed with endometriosis when she started to see a female doctor in her 20s.

"A few years ago, I learned that I've had undiagnosed endometriosis since I was a teenager. I always had debilitating cramps and periods, so bad that I would miss school and, later, have to cancel meetings. I mentioned this to my doctor, who didn’t look into it and sent me on my way because maybe I was being dramatic?

"In my late 20s, I just had a feeling I needed to switch to a female doctor. It was the best decision. She ran tests, sent me to a specialist. Finally, there was validation that I wasn’t being dramatic. But by then, it had affected my fertility. I was told, 'You should probably freeze your eggs or look into other options'. I did freeze my eggs eventually, which was a difficult process."

She added: "I know it sounds cheesy, but the moment that I stopped thinking about it, we got pregnant. But even then, I didn't want to get my hopes up. Things can go wrong when you’re pregnant. That’s something you don’t see on Instagram. So I kept it to myself, my family, and my partner, not wanting to make grand plans if it wasn’t going to work out. This pregnancy made me realise that the only plan you can have is that there is no plan."

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