Tim McGraw Is Godfather To Garrett Hedlund & Emma Roberts' Son Rhodes
By Emily Lee
February 19, 2021
Late last year, Emma Roberts welcomed a baby boy with her boyfriend, fellow actor Garrett Hedlund. Following her son's December arrival, the American Horror Story actress shared the first photo of him on Instagram while simultaneously revealing his name—Rhodes Robert Hedlund.
Since his arrival, Emma and Garrett have kept baby Rhodes off social media for the most part. While they're definitely trying to keep much of Rhodes' life private, Garrett revealed a fun fact about his newborn son during a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show—Tim McGraw is his Godfather.
"He's somebody that I admire and respect, not only as an amazing father and an amazing husband, amazing musician and amazing actor," Garrett gushed to host Kelly Clarkson. "I've known him for a long time."
"We laugh about it because it's probably been over 17 years since we did Friday Night Lights together, we played father and son. So I got to first experience him as a father — in that film, somewhat more of an abusive one — but then we did Country Strong together, and we've remained such close friends and, you know, I've seen his children, his daughters, from the time they were 1, 3 and 5," he said of their nearly two-decade-long friendship.
Garrett revealed he turned to the prolific country singer for advice when Emma was pregnant, as well. "He's the best," he said. "After around 12 weeks of Emma being pregnant, I called him, and the first thing he said was, 'I'm the godfather.' So, how can you argue?"
Well, the 'Highway Don't Care' crooner got his wish. Rhodes is definitely in good hands!