He’s here, and he’s adorable! Emma Roberts welcomed her first son, Rhodes Robert, with ex-boyfriend Garrett Hedlund in December 2020, and has been sharing pictures with her social media followers ever since.
“Thank you 2020 for getting one thing right,” the Scream Queens alum captioned an Instagram post introducing the baby boy to the world, calling him “our bright light.”
A few weeks after news broke that Emma and Garrett had welcomed a son following the Christmas holiday, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that “both parents are thrilled and mother and baby are doing well.” The actress confirmed her pregnancy with an August 2020 Instagram post two months after Us Weekly reported that she and the Tron: Legacy actor were gearing up to become parents. After nearly three years together, Us Weekly confirmed in January 2022 that Emma and Garrett had split.
Throughout her entire pregnancy, Emma shared tons of photos of her growing baby bump on Instagram.
“To see my body change inside and out so drastically has been a wild experience. Surprising and beautiful,” she told Cosmopolitan about her pregnancy in the December 2020 issue. “Then again, some days I feel like I’m being hijacked by something.”
During her pregnancy, the actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in October 2020 and shared that her mom was the reason she went public with her baby news. Emma joked that she got in an “Instagram war” with her mom, Kelly Cunningham, who confirmed her daugher’s pregnancy on the social media site. Kelly told a fan that the former Nickelodeon star was, indeed, gearing up to become a mom after the news first broke.
“It was a disaster,” Emma recalled. “And I found it all out on a plane. So, I couldn’t get to her. Like, I couldn’t call her or attack her. I could just iMessage with her and DM her and ask her to please stop … I blocked her at one point. It was my only weapon.” In the end, it all worked out and there’s no hard feelings between the mother-daughter duo.
Now that the baby is finally here, fans can only hope Emma continues sharing photos as Rhodes grows up. During a November 2021 interview with Green Matters, the actress shared how becoming a mom has changed her life.
“As a new mom, I started to become more conscious about the products I was using for myself and my family,” Emma told the site at the time.
Scroll through our gallery to see every picture of the actress’ newborn so far.
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