Emma Roberts has reportedly broken off her engagement with Evan Peters, and the actress is now dating Garrett Hedlund, multiple sources have confirmed. However, there apparently wasn't any bad blood during the split and they walked away on amicable terms.
“Emma and Evan were heading for a split and now are just friends,” one source told US Weekly. “Evan has moved out. It wasn’t a bad breakup.” Meanwhile, eyewitnesses have spotted Hedlund and Roberts walking together in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
During one such walk, the 'Triple Frontier' star “had his arm around [her] for a bit and then they were holding hands,” as per the eyewitness. On Monday, the new couple was even seen kissing outside a restaurant, after catching dinner together at the place.
“Garrett and Emma have been friends, but this is new, casual, and just a couple of weeks old,” another source explained the budding relationship. The 28-year-old actress started dating Peters in 2012 after filming the indie comedy-drama 'Adult World', and the couple later shared the screen across four seasons of 'American Horror Story'.
The exes fell into a rough patch back in 2013, when Roberts got arrested after an altercation with Peters, leaving him with a bloody nose. Reps for the couple later said that the fight was an “unfortunate incident and misunderstanding,” and that Roberts “was released after questioning” and was “working together [with Peters] to move past it.”
The duo got engaged later that very year, but continued to take months-long breaks in their relationship in 2015 and 2016. “It’s really amazing,” Peters said in 2014 of working with his fiancée on Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology in New Orleans.
“You’re at set and you’re in a city that you don’t really know that well. It’s nice to have your best friend there to go to dinner with and check out the city.” They had previously called off their engagement in 2015, but soon rekindled their romance.
Hedlund, who is currently starring in a new Netflix show alongside Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac, on the other hand, was famously in a relationship with his 'On the Road' costar Kirsten Dunst from 2011 to 2016.