Garrett Hedlund reveals how Tim McGraw became godfather to his son and Emma Roberts

Little Rhodes Hedlund has a high profile godfather. During his appearance Thursday at The Kelly Clarkson Show, Garrett Hedlund revealed that his godfather and that of Emma Roberts’ son is none other than Tim McGraw.

“He’s someone I look up to and respect, not just an amazing father and an amazing husband, an amazing musician and an amazing actor,” Hedlund said of McGraw. “I’ve known him for a long time.”

“We laughed at that because it’s probably been over 17 years since we did it. The lights of Friday night together, we play father and son. So first I experienced it as a parent, in that movie, something more abusive, but then we did. Strong Country together, and we are still such close friends, “he added.” And I have seen his sons, his daughters, since they were 1, 3 and 5 years old. ”

McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, have three daughters: Gracie, 23, Maggie, 22, and Audrey, 19. As Hedlund told Clarkson, she knew early in Roberts’s pregnancy that McGraw would play a special role in life. of his son. Roberts gave birth in December.

“He’s the best,” Hedlund said of McGraw. “After about 12 weeks pregnant with Emma, ​​I called him and the first thing he said was, ‘I’m the best man.’ So how can you argue? “

A source recently told ET that Roberts and Hedlund have been adjusting to their new roles as parents.

“Emma and Garrett are in a good mood right now,” the source said. “Emma has been very practical as a mother.”

“They had some close friends and family for Emma’s birthday. Nothing big was planned,” added the source about Roberts’ birthday on February 10. “Garrett tried to throw a bigger birthday party for Emma, ​​but she didn’t want that. She wanted to keep things intimate and be alone with a certain number and group of people.”

See more about the pair in the video below.

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