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Emma Roberts Is Reportedly Pregnant — What Is Known about Julia Roberts' Gifted Niece

Pedro Marrero
Jun 29, 2020
07:20 A.M.
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The actress is yet to confirm the reports about her pregnancy, but the media and her fans are already spreading the news with much excitement. Meanwhile, she recently came out of a long and rocky relationship.

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On June 25, 2020, news broke about 29-year-old actress Emma Roberts, the niece of Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts, expecting her first child. Emma is reportedly expecting with her boyfriend of one year, Garrett Hedlund, best known for starring in "Tron: Legacy."

Emma's mother Kelly Cunningham reportedly confirmed her daughter's pregnancy while answering questions from fans on Cunningham's since-deleted Instagram account.

Emma Roberts attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. I Image: Getty Images.

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Early 2019, Emma broke up with her boyfriend and former co-star Evan Peters, ending an on-and-off relationship of nearly seven years shortly after they became engaged to marry.

Emma and Hedlund have been very private and discreet about their relationship so far, and neither one of them have officially announced the pregnancy.

The last time Emma posted a picture of herself on Instagram was on May 24, and she has since posted on the social network twice, never referencing her pregnancy.

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BITTEN BY THE ACTING BUG

Being the niece of an Academy Award-winning actress, it is not surprising that Emma got bitten by the acting bug at such a young age.

In fact, Emma and her mother accompanied her aunt Julia to film sets on many occasions when Emma was a child. She remembers being on the set of "Erin Brockovich" and thinking of it as "camp."

Despite her mother's opposition to Emma pursuing an acting career, the aspiring actress convinced her to let her audition. To her mother's surprise, at age 9, Emma landed a part in the film "Blow," starring Johnny Depp.

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BREAKTHROUGH AND MAINSTREAM FAME

Following that promising start, Emma made a series of small appearances in film and TV before landing her first lead role in Nickelodeon's comedy series "Unfabulous."

Alongside launching her music career, from 2008, Emma began to look for more mature roles to distance herself from her teenage star image. While she appeared in several films, it was with "American Horror Story" that she really became a household name.

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Emma joined Ryan Murphy's anthology horror series in 2013 for the FX show's Season 3, and she remained a key cast member until 2019. Between 2015 and 2016, Emma also starred in Ryan Murphy's "Scream Queens."

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AUNT JULIA

Emma is the daughter of Julia's older brother, actor Eric Roberts. However, due to family problems back when Eric divorced Emma's mother, Emma was much closer to the "Pretty Woman" star than to her father.

As Emma shared in 2015, she and her mother frequently stayed at "Aunt Julia's" home when Emma was little, and she would try on Julia's dresses on set and have a lot of fun.

Julia and Eric's relationship reached one of its lowest points during Eric and his former wife Cunningham's custody battle over Emma, with Julia taking Cunningham's side and helping to fund the legal battle.

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Fortunately, Eric and Julia seem to be in a much better place as siblings nowadays, and the two have reportedly gotten along well, at least since 2004, when Julia welcomed her twins.

Just recently, Eric told US magazine that he loved seeing the strong bond that exists between Emma and Julia. He also proudly believes they not only share a resemblance but that they also take after him.

"They look so much alike that I love the pictures of them when they're side-by-side. They're both such Robertses. You know?" Eric said.

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DATING EVAN PETERS

Emma met Peters in 2012 when they starred together in the comedy/drama film "Adult World." They soon began a romance that saw many ups and downs until the pair split for good in 2019.

While still a couple, Emma and Peters co-starred in "American Horror Story," but as much as people loved to see them together, their relationship proved to be far from a fairy tale.

In 2013, Emma was arrested in Montreal, Canada, as a result of an alleged domestic violence incident between her and Peters in their hotel room. According to TMZ, Emma was released in a matter of hours, and no charges were filed.

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Surprisingly, in January 2014, it surfaced that Emma and Peters were engaged when Emma was seen wearing a diamond ring after traveling to New York with Peters for the holidays.

However, the wedding never took place, and finally, in March 2019, the press confirmed that Emma and Peters had decided to call the engagement off (for a second time) and split for good.

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