Emma Roberts – a household name in Hollywood now, but how did she reach this point? When introducing the actress, most people mention her famous aunt, Julia Roberts, or her famous father, Eric Roberts, in the first sentence. But Emma has now earned her own fame thanks to her hard work and dedication to the craft. From appearing in teen shows like Unfabulous to starring horror shows like American Horror Story and even Rom-Coms like The Holidate, Emma is an actress who’s proved her talent time and time again.
Born in New York, Emma grew up in a relatively normal environment. That is if you consider visiting her aunt Julia’s movie sets regularly normal. It’s no surprise that growing up surrounded by such talent would spark a passion within Emma as well. At age nine, she made her acting debut in the 2001 drama film, Blow. It was the very first movie she ever auditioned for. She played alongside Jonny Depp, portraying his daughter.
Once she got the ball rolling, Emma didn’t stop acting. She appeared in an array of movies growing up; from America’s Sweethearts to Spymate. Finally, Emma got a lead role in her very own Nickelodeon show: Unfabulous. The show earned the young actress several Teen Choice Award and Young Artist Award nominations. Her big break came along in 2008 when she was cast as the lead in the movie Wild Child.
Aside from acting, Emma decided to try other ventures like singing and releasing music. In 2005, she released a debut album named Unfabulous and More. Naturally, this album was used as the soundtrack for her TV show, Unfabulous. However, in an interview, she said, “My musical career is indefinitely on hold. I don’t like people who become like ‘actor slash singer.’ I think people should be one or the other because usually, you’re not going to be great at both. You’re going to be better at one, so you might as well stick to the one you’re good at. I’m going for acting.”
An Avid Reader
Fast-forward to today, starlet Emma Roberts is a huge fan of reading books. As a result, she has launched her very own book club, Belletrist, on Instagram in 2017. Each month, she posts about the two books the club members will be reading and discussing. Currently, the account has 260,000 followers! There are all kinds of special virtual events for the book club like virtual celebrity appearances to say hi to the fans.
It’s clear how much Emma loves her aunt, Julia. She dressed up as her aunt’s famous character from Pretty Woman for Halloween back in 2012. In January 2021, Emma announced she would be the new ambassador of the Pretty Woman collection corresponding to the French jewelry firm, Fred. It seems that she holds her aunt in the highest regard and looks up to her as a role model. We can’t blame her!
It’s no surprise that an actress like Emma would be successful. With so many titles under her belt, it’s clear that she’s made an impressive amount of money as well. As of now, the movie star is worth about $25 million! That’s no small feat to accomplish. As you’d expect from any wealthy celebrity, Emma invested her hard-earned money in some beautiful real-estate. Let’s take a look at her incredible Los Angeles Home.
Los Angeles Luxury Home
In 2018, Emma paid $4.02 million for a 3,802 square-foot home in Los Angeles. The house is Mediterranean style with some modern touches. With three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two and a half bathrooms, the home features a skylight-topped entrance gallery, a stone fireplace in the living room, and French doors leading to a covered terrace. We should also mention that the house has a winning pool with a circular spa, an outdoor kitchen and bar area, and terraced gardens with stone pathways as well.
Today, Emma and her boyfriend Garrett Hedlund are parents to their baby boy, Rhodes. Earlier in her pregnancy, however, Emma was doing all she could to keep it a secret from the outside world. But it all came out when her mother got an Instagram account! Emma’s mother, Kelly, didn’t realize there was a pregnancy rumor in the tabloids. When fans congratulated her for becoming a grandmother, she simply said thank you, unintentionally confirming those rumors!
The First Pregnant Cosmo Cover
In November 2020, Emma appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine; the very first pregnant woman to do so. In the story, she opens up about her life and what it’s like to become a mother for the first time. A self-aware woman, Emma is the opposite of a fragile or innocent woman. She’s grounded, focused, and strong. She’s the person you would call for sensible advice. The one who plans and makes lists.
Becoming A Mother
Being a Hollywood actress, it’s strange to think about Emma changing smelly diapers and the like, but she’s a champion as a mother. Nothing phases her when it comes to babies, and we can’t help but admire her for it. Of course, being a mother is filled with so many challenges and different experiences, but Emma has taken it all on with a smile on her face and tears in her eyes. As she said, she’s always wanted to have a baby. The day has finally arrived!