Emma Roberts admitted that she temporarily blocked her mother on Instagram after she accidentally revealed her pregnancy. The actor explained she intended to keep the news “pretty low key” in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, but noted that unfortunately, her mom had other ideas. You can watch her interview here.
“Mothers and Instagram, it’s a bad combination. She definitely spilled the beans. [Buying her an iPhone was] the worst thing I ever did,” she said.
Emma, 29 — who is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, 36 — told the host that her pregnancy news was originally broken by a tabloid, which her mom, Kelly Cunningham, took to mean her daughter had publicly confirmed it.
She explained that this led her mom to engage with her fans on the social media platform, and accidentally confirm the pregnancy.
“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,” Emma joked. “She was like, ‘Thank you so much for the well-wishes! We’re so excited.’ It was endless.”
“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.'”
Emma admitted on the show that her mom accidentally spilling the beans led to the pair laughing and getting into a fight. She then said that at one point, she even blocked Kelly on Instagram. However, it appeared that she had since come to terms with how the pregnancy news was announced, as she quipped that it would be a “good story” to tell the child.
The Scream Queens actor also confessed that she was so convinced her baby was going to be a girl that she told Garrett that he could pick out the name, should the little one turn out to be a boy. She told Jimmy that when a scan confirmed the baby was male, her boyfriend came up with a “winner” of a name — although she did not divulge it— while her suggestions were all vetoed.
Emma’s interview came shortly after she shared on Instagram a snap of herself in a pretty floral dress that showed off her growing baby bump. As The Inquisitr reported, the actor rocked a designer Versace look that featured large blue-and-deep-pink flowers and was pulled in at the waist by a slim belt with gold detailing. Emma tucked her shoulder-length blond locks back behind her ear in the snap and teased a future project involving the ensemble. You can see the post here.