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What Really Happened Between Emma Roberts & Evan Peters?

By Kristin Myers
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What Really Happened Between Emma Roberts & Evan Peters?

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters are known as two of the greatest actors to appear on the horror anthology series “American Horror Story.” A big part of their chemistry stemmed from their real-life relationship, as the pair started dating in 2012 after meeting on the set of their film “Adult World.”

Although their Instagram had been peppered with cute moments and snapshots of some fun dates, their turbulent 7-year on-and-off relationship was filled with a rollercoaster of emotions that eventually led to the couple calling it quits, especially after Roberts’ domestic violence arrest.

Domestic Violence Incident

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In 2013, a patron of a hotel in Montreal called the police when they heard a vocal dispute coming from the couple’s hotel room. The police allegedly encountered Peters with a bloody nose and a bite mark, which prompted Emma’s arrest on charges of domestic violence.

Peters decided not to press charges, and the two released a joint statement after the incident, saying, “It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it.”

Engagement and Subsequent Break-Up

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Only five months after she was arrested, Peters proposed. They had been dating for a little over a year. Although the couple seemed to be moving towards marriage, they ended their engagement in 2015.

A source close to the pair stated that there were no bitter feelings about the break-up and “their three years together just ran its course. They have so many great memories together but couldn’t make it work in the end. The breakup was amicable – there was no drama whatsoever. Emma and Evan are even still friends!”

They resumed their relationship only three months later, but broke up again in May 2016. Roberts started dating film director Christopher Hines, but called off the romance to start dating Peters again in September 2016.

In March 2019, it was revealed that the pair had an “amicable” break-up, and the “Scream Queens” star had started dating actor Garrett Hedlund.

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Robert’s New Beau

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Things seem to be getting pretty serious with Roberts and Hedlund. The two welcomed their first child together, a son named Rhodes Robert Hedlund, in 2021.

Roberts wasn’t shy about showing off her baby bump on Instagram, including a photo of her cradling her baby bump with Hedlund’s arm wrapped around her. “Me…and my two favorite guys,” Roberts captioned the pic.

Despite the pandemic, she also had a celebratory socially-distanced baby shower with close friends and family, where she showed off her pregnancy in a floral dress and matching face mask.

Roberts even joked about the turbulent year in a photo of her holding her newborn on an outdoor bench, writing, “Thank you 2020 for getting one thing right.”

Peters’ Baby Drama

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Only a few months after his split with Roberts, Peters started dating the “Bad at Love” singer Halsey, in October 2019. Although they seemed to be getting along, Halsey quietly deleted all of their Instagram photos together in March 2020, signaling their short-lived romance was over.

Their break-up was so quiet that most fans didn’t even know it happened! When Haley posted her pregnancy surprise on Instagram, fans thought that Peters was actually the dad-to-be.

The real father is actually Turkish screenwriter Alev Aydin, who Halsey has been low-key dating for months. "Heart so full, I love you, sweetness," he commented on the post.

Halsey replied with, "I love you!!!!! And I love this mini human already!"

Moving On

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters stand on a cliff overlooking a city with their arms around each other and their backs to the camera.
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Although it looks like Peters is not currently in a relationship, chances are doubtful that he will rekindle his relationship with Roberts, who seems excited to share her new adventures in motherhood with her new beau.

Even so, it looks like Peters has enough on his plate. He is currently filming “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” where he plays the “monster” Jeffrey Dahmer himself. The biography crime drama follows the story of the “Milwaukee Monster” from the perspectives of his victims, and is slated for release in 2022.

Peters underwent a major makeover for the Netflix limited series, and the first photos of the two side by side are chilling.

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