Who Is Garrett Hedlund? New Details About Emma Roberts' New Boyfriend

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He dated Kirsten Dunst.

All good things must come to an end. And with celebrity relationships, especially, they can be painful for fans. But it’s even more painful when it’s a long-term relationship rather than a fling. Join us as we mourn the breakup of Evan Peters and Emma Roberts.

The pair had dated since 2012 and became engaged in 2014, though they called it quits and took breaks in 2015 and 2016. But now, it appears the former couple has broken up for good — and Emma has already moved on.

Who is the new beau in her life? Garret Hedlund, whom you may recognize from the big screen.

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Who is Garret Hedlund? According to Us Weekly, multiple sources confirmed that the actors are an item, with an eyewitness claiming they walked together in Los Angeles, and Hedlund “had his arm around [her] for a bit and then they were holding hands.”

Another source said, “Emma and Evan were heading for a split and now are just friends. Evan has moved out. It wasn’t a bad breakup. They have had their ups and downs for a while now and were really trying to make it work. Their split was a long time coming."

While it’s nice to think that the exes are on good terms, we can’t help but feel heartbroken for Peters, especially since the two were together for so long. But what do we know about Hedlund?

1. He’s from a small town.

Hedlund grew up in Minnesota with his mom, dad, and two siblings. He was raised on a rural beef cattle farm, but moved with his mother to Arizona when he was a teenager. He got a job as a waiter and saved up for acting lessons.

2. He used to model.

When he was a teenager, he modeled for Teen Magazine and L.L. Bean. However, when he turned 18, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

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3. He’s an actor.

Hedlund made his debut in Troy, alongside Brad Pitt, and has since gone on to star in leading roles in many films. He’s acted in Eragon, Tron: Legacy, On the Road, Unbroken, Mudbound, and others.

4. He dated Kirsten Dunst.

While filming On the Road, he and his co-star, Kirsten Dunst, struck up a romance. The pair began dating in 2011. Hedlund explained how he won Dunst over, saying, “I took her out on a 3 AM canoe ride. It was not a stable canoe. We fell out and had to swim back in mucky, s****y water, like golf-pond water.” They called it quits in 2016.

5. He and Roberts were friends first.

According to a source, “Garrett and Emma have been friends, but this is new, casual, and just a couple of weeks old.” The two spent time together in “social settings” before turning things into a romantic relationship. Says a source, “They have gone on a few casual dates and are exploring a relationship, but it is definitely not anything serious yet. Emma is not one to rush into things and is seeing how things pan out.”

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