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Who Exactly Is Garrett Hedlund, Emma Roberts' New Boyfriend?

...also known as the father of Emma's unborn baby!

Imagine how surprised we all were when we found out that Emma Roberts is pregnant with her first child! Now take that surprise, and add it to the fact that a bunch of people didn't know Emma was dating anyone to begin with—yeah, it was a lot to process at once. Anyway, joke's on us because Emma's quietly remained in a committed relationship with actor Garrett Hedlund for over a year now...making him the father of Emma's child.

But! The good news here is that there's *some* information about Garrett out there on the internet so we can see if he'll make a good father or not get an idea about what he does, what his interests are, and who he's previously dated. That being said, let's dive riiight in.

Garrett's a Virgo.

Starting off with the most important details, obviously—he was born on September 3, 1984.

Garrett and Emma started dating in March 2019. 

Ah, let's take a brief walk down memory lane, shall we? Garrett and Emma first made headlines as a couple in March of last year, when they were spotted holding hands while on a walk in Los Angeles. At the time, their relationship wasn't anything too serious, and they were just having some good ol' fun.

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"Garrett and Emma have been friends, but this is new, casual, and just a couple of weeks old," an Us Weekly source said at the time. Though Garrett and Emma are expecting a baby now, as of January "they are not talking [about] an engagement or marriage at the moment...they like hanging out and going out together, and their relationship is more fun than serious." 

Garrett's an actor. 

Garrett hasn't appeared in many high-profile movies recently, but in the 2000s and 2010s he managed to secure some pretty good roles.

Garrett was in the mythological war drama Troy alongside Brad freakin' Pitt for his first feature film, which ain't too shabby! He also starred in Georgia Rule with Lindsay Lohan, Friday Night Lights, Tron: Legacy, and Country Strong. Garrett's appeared in 17 (!) other movies, and took home the Young Hollywood Award for Actor of the Year, as well as Maui Film Festival's Rising Star Award in 2011. So yeah, he's the ~real deal~.

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Garrett dabbled in modeling when he was younger. 

Well, if you count modeling L.L. Bean backpacks in the early aughts as true modeling, LOL.

Did I mention Garrett knows how to sing? 

In Country Strong, Garrett literally had to learn how to sing and play guitar for the role of Beau Hutton, a janitor by day and a singer-songwriter by night.

Garrett has been linked to a couple of famous actresses. 

Garrett worked with Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester in Country Strong, where they reportedly struck a connection with each other. At 2011 Golden Globes afterparty, Garrett and Leighton sparked some serious dating rumors. "They were hanging out by the bar laughing and talking very close for a long time," a source told E! News at the time. "He had his hand on her back and she was just looking up at him, smiling ear-to-ear as he was leaning down and whispering something to her."

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"At one point they turned around and snuck a kiss," the source added. "But as the night went on they didn't exactly hide their affection for each other. They were all over each other! They seemed really happy." Nothing much came of these rumors, sadly.

Leighton and Garrett at HBO’s 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Official After Party. JEFF KRAVITZ/GETTY IMAGES

But that's not only who Garrett was linked to—he was in a whole four-year relationship with Kirsten Dunst from 2012 to 2016. Garrett and Kristen met in 2011 on the set of the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, and shared how he ended up winning her affections. "I took her out on a 3 a.m. canoe ride,” he said in Details. "It was not a stable canoe. We fell out and had to swim back in mucky, shitty water, like golf-pond water." 

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Kirsten and Garrett at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. JOE SCARNICI/GETTY IMAGES

There were rumors of Kristen and Garrett possibly getting engaged, but that didn't last very long— they split before that could happen. But gosh, were they cute together!

Garrett likes to read and write. 

In Details, Garrett revealed that he's an avid writer, and doesn't have a preference over journaling his thoughts or writing poems. "I spill it out as fast as I can. I don't really edit," he said. "In Brazil, recently, I wrote 70 pages. In London, 80 pages." *swoon*

Garrett also shared that he was a bookworm back in his high school days, and would often hang out at his local bookstore for fun. "I'd hang out at the Borders Bookstore until it closed and then I would stick the book back on the shelf until the next day. That was safe. No one was going to buy three copies of [Charles] Bukowski's Tales of Ordinary Madness by the next afternoon." 

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Fun fact: Emma loves reading so much so that she founded Belletrist, an online book club. Safe to say this is one of the many things she and Garrett bond over!

Garrett's not on social media. 

He used to have a Twitter account, but it stayed pretty inactive. He followed a grand total of two people on it—Tim McGraw and Kirsten Dunst. It doesn't look like Garrett has an Instagram either *sobs*.