boys day. Garret Hedlund channels the Lion King while sharing a rare photo of his son Rhodes, whom he shares with his ex-girlfriend Emma Roberts.
“A very ‘simba-bolic’ moment❤️”, the country strong star, 37, wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, July 26, along with a photo of him holding the 18-month-old over his head. “Get to know the BASS PRO SHOP BUFFALO. [It’s] Dad’s spirit animal.
That friday night lights star and Roberts, 31, who were first linked in March 2019, welcomed Rhodes in December 2020. “Emma and Garrett are getting more and more excited, which is so beautiful for them,” a source said Us weekly a month before unfabulous alum gave birth. “Garrett is really looking forward to becoming a father and feels like it’s something he needs. He’s ready to take on all the dad responsibilities, and Emma’s pregnancy forces him to be more responsible. He thinks that’s a blessing.”
Hedlund previously gushed about how much he’s enjoyed fatherhood and recounted extra in August 2021 that the “best thing” about becoming a father was spending time with his little one while Roberts worked.
“I’ve done many things for my father,” he said Four brothers Stern said at the time. “It was every day all day with Mister Young Man. My favorite part of each day was the bedtime stories [with] I told him stories about his grandfathers, which was wonderful for me and hopefully for him too. It was just a really sweet, bonding dad moment.”
Us confirmed in January that Hedlund and the scream queens The alum called it quits after almost three years together, and a source added the next month that things were “amicable” between the two. The split came shortly after Hedlund was arrested for public intoxication in Franklin County, Tennessee. He was taken into police custody on January 23 and released on bail the next day.
“Garrett and Emma have a great parenting relationship together,” the insider continued. “When he’s sober he’s a great guy and they’ve handled co-parenting very well. … They are on very friendly terms with each other and are dealing with their breakup in a very mature way.”
Despite their separation, the Troy The actor has continued to publicly praise Roberts. “Happy Mother’s Day to the most beautiful mother, dear Emma!” Hedlund gushed in a handwritten note he shared via Instagram in May. “You have given us a gift that melts our hearts, amazes our minds and makes everything from morning to night just fly away. All my love.”
That American Horror Story For her part, the alum has spoken openly about how raising Rhodes helped her discover her true self. “I’ve gotten to a point where I can say, ‘I may not have gotten everything right, but I like myself more than ever,'” she told Tatler in January. “My life has changed more in the last two years than it has in the previous 28 years and I love where I am at 30.”
She continued: “I want him to be respectful and intelligent in school but also in life. What it means to be a man is being rewritten and I hope my contribution to the world can be raising an amazing boy who turns into an amazing man. I want him to feel like there’s nothing he can’t ask or say to me.”