Emma Roberts has revealed that she blocked her mother, Kelly Cunningham, on Instagram after she accidentally confirmed the screen star’s pregnancy.
The actress, 29, is currently expecting her first child with her boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, 36, but didn’t get to reveal the good news herself, as her mother was the one who told her fans through her Instagram account.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, Emma recalled: ‘I was keeping my pregnancy pretty low key, but unfortunately my mother has Instagram.
Blocked! Emma Roberts has revealed that she blocked her mother, Kelly Cunningham, on Instagram after she accidentally confirmed the screen star’s pregnancy
‘Which, mothers and Instagram, it’s a bad combination. She definitely spilled the beans. [Buying her an iPhone was] the worst thing I ever did.
‘It started slow with a Google Alert on me, which she never had before, so she’s like, “Emma have you seen this photo from 2010?!” I’m like, “Yes, I’ve seen that photo.”
‘So I’m getting flooded with “Is this true?” and “Have you seen this and that?” And then she got Instagram.’
Oops: The actress is expecting her first child, but didn’t get to reveal the good news herself, as her mother Kelly Cunningham was the one who told her fans on Instagram. Pictured in 2012
The American Horror Story actress first had the news broken by a news outlet, and said Kelly thought the article was her daughter confirming the news, so assumed it was safe to post about it on social media.
She added: ‘It led to interacting with my fans and just thanking them for all their pregnancy wishes. It was a disaster, and I found it all out on a plane, so I couldn’t get to her. I couldn’t call her or attack her.
‘She was like, ‘Thank you so much for the well-wishes! We’re so excited.’ It was endless. My friends were sending me screen grabs. It was unbelievable.
‘When I said to her, “Mom, you revealed my pregnancy.” She goes, “Emma, you announced it!” And I said, “No I didn’t. That was a tabloid.” She goes, “Oh I didn’t … that wasn’t clear.”‘
Social media: During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, Emma recalled, ‘I was keeping my pregnancy pretty low key, but unfortunately my mother has Instagram’
And to teach her actress mother a lesson, Emma even blocked her on the photo sharing app. She quipped: “We kind of laughed. We kind of got into a fight. I blocked her at one point. [But it’s a] good story to tell the baby.’
Emma also revealed she and Garrett have picked out some possible names for their baby – who will be a boy – but played coy about details on the monikers.
The Scream Queens star told host Jimmy Kimmel: ‘I was convinced I was having a girl to a point where I said to my boyfriend, “If it’s a boy you can name it.”
‘Meanwhile being like, it’s a girl, who cares? Now I get to name it. Then when we found out, he was like, “Oh yeah, so you said I get to name it!” And I was like, “I did say that, didn’t I? So funny that I said that.”
Having a laugh: The American Horror Story actress has revealed that she and her mother fought – and laughed – about her social media faux pas. Pictured together in 2004
‘My boyfriend was playing very hard to get with me about the names. I was like, ‘We’re having a baby. You can tell me what you want to name the baby.’
‘And he was just very tight-lipped and then he did finally, he came up with a winner that was really good. All of mine got vetoed for various reasons, which I’m very upset about.’
Emma eventually publicly confirmed her pregnancy in August, when she took to Instagram to share the joyous news.
The actress was first reported to be pregnant back in June, but Emma’s post was the first time she confirmed the news.
Good news: The actress confirmed on her own Instagram account back in August that she and boyfriend Garrett Hedlund (pictured) were expecting their first child together
The Palo Alto actress looked angelic in a dotted white off-the-shoulder dress that reached down to her ankles.
Her flattering gown of choice featured large ruffled sleeves, while she wore her blonde locks down in gentle waves.
‘Me…and my two favorite guys,’ Emma wrote, adding two blue heart emojis, indicating that she was expecting a baby boy.
She cradled her growing baby bump in the photos, while Garrett placed an arm over her shoulder and held her hand.
Three’s company: ‘Me…and my two favorite guys,’ Emma wrote, adding two blue heart emojis, indicating that she was expecting a baby boy
The Mudbound star wore a mustard-colored cardigan with rolled up sleeves over a white V-neck T-shirt, dark jeans and dark green suede boots.
Emma’s 14.2 million followers and celebrity nearest and dearest were quick to share their congratulations.
The star’s famous aunt, Julia Roberts, wrote: ‘Love you’ followed by a kiss emoji. Emma’s father is Eric Roberts, Julia’s brother.
Glee actress and her Scream Queens co-star Lea Michele, who welcomed son Ever Leo with husband Zandy Reich over the summer, wrote: You will be the greatest mama. I love you Em! Boy moms together,’ followed by a heart emoji.
Cat’s out of the bag: The news of Emma’s pregnancy broke on June 25, when her mother Kelly Cunningham confirmed it on Instagram in response to a fan query. Pictured in July 2019
While Jamie Lynn Spears added: ‘This makes me so happy♥️BIG congrats.’
The news of Emma’s pregnancy broke on June 25, when her mother Kelly confirmed it on Instagram.
After a fan asked if the Scream Queens star was expecting, she replied, ‘Yes,’ and added a heart emoji.
‘Thank you so much! Very excited,’ she replied to another fan congratulating her.
The niece of Julia Roberts was first linked to Garrett back in March 2019.
The two had been friends prior to dating, but a source described the relationship at the time as ‘casual’ and ‘just a couple of weeks old’ to Us Weekly.
Prior to her new romance, Emma was in a seven-year on–off relationship with her American Horror Story co-star Evan Peters, 33.
A source told Us Weekly at the time that it was not an amicable breakup and that they were now ‘just friends’.
Garrett had previously been with Kirsten Dunst, 38, though they broke up in 2016 after more than four years together.
New love: The niece of Julia Roberts was first linked to Garrett in March 2019. She previously dated her American Horror Story costar Evan Peters for seven years. Pictured in August 2019
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