- In a new interview for Cosmopolitan, Emma Roberts talked about her pregnancy journey and how she plans to raise her expecting child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund.
- The actress said she is “nervous” to protect her son from fame and the paparazzi.
- “I signed up for it, but he didn’t,” Roberts said.
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Emma Roberts said she is “nervous” to protect her baby from fame and the paparazzi once he’s born.
“I remember when I was a kid and I walked around with my aunt and people followed her like crazy,” the 29-year-old actress, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, said in a new interview for Cosmopolitan. “This is abnormal.”
Public attention isn’t new to Roberts, who grew up in the spotlight thanks to her famous relative, Julia Roberts, and her starring role as Addie Singer on Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous” sitcom.
However, the “Holidate” star said the relentless paparazzi still cause her anxiety and she’s not sure how her son will grow up under that attention.
“I signed up for it, but he didn’t,” Roberts said.
The actress went on to say that, in her experience, the paparazzi “don’t leave you alone”.
“They push it, they follow you, and it gets to a point where it is dangerous and causes anxiety,” she said. “So yeah, I get nervous. There’s really nothing to protect you from this.”
Roberts confirmed her pregnancy in late August, two months after Us Weekly reported that she and Hedlund (who she has been linked to since 2019) would become parents.
Roberts spoke with Cosmo about her pregnancy journey, saying she is “hungry and tired”, but in good health.
The actress also said she was “a little stunned” to learn of her fertility after previously discovering she had undiagnosed endometriosis, which led to her freezing her eggs.
“It sounds trivial, but the moment I stopped thinking about it, we got pregnant,” she said.