‘Triple Frontier’ Star Garrett Hedlund Arrested for Public Intoxication Following Emma Roberts Breakup
Garrett Hedlund has been arrested for public intoxication following his split from his girlfriend of three years, Emma Roberts. Besides the public intoxication arrest, the Triple Frontier star is also facing a personal injury lawsuit stemming from a 2020 alcohol-related car crash. Here are all the details we know so far.
Garrett Hedlund was arrested for public intoxication just after breaking up with Emma Roberts
On Jan. 22, 2022, Garrett Hedlund was arrested for public intoxication in Tennessee. TMZ reported that Hedlund was released after posting a $2,100 bond, and he will have to return to court in March.
The Troy star is being charged with a misdemeanor offense. The public intoxication arrest occurred while Hedlund was on a three-year probation period after an alcohol-related incident from 2020, so his new arrest could be even more problematic.
Hedlund’s arrest took place just after media outlets confirmed he and Emma Roberts, star of American Horror Story, broke up after three years together.
Garrett Hedlund and Emma Roberts broke up one year after having their first child together
A source revealed, “Their relationship has been rocky for a long time … and the situation is really sad right now.” The source also said the acting couple “grew apart” while Hedlund was away for work, but they still plan to co-parent their one-year-old son, Rhodes.
On Dec. 27, 2021, the Scream Queens star posted photos on Instagram from her son’s rodeo-themed first birthday party. “Happy Birthday Rodeo!” Roberts captioned the pictures. “Frosting in my hair and @thebeatbuds stuck in my head. Loved every second of it ❤️ I love you Rhodes ❤️.” The first photo shows a man who appears to be Hedlund with his back to the camera.
On Dec. 28, Roberts posted one more photo from the party, a picture of just her and Rhodes, who is facing away from the camera. “I can’t believe you’re #1 💙 🐴 🤠,” she captioned the image.
The ‘Friday Night Lights’ actor is also facing a personal injury lawsuit
Besides his split with Emma Roberts and public intoxication arrest, Garrett Hedlund is also facing a personal injury lawsuit. On Jan. 21, Marina Venegas and her daughter, Jennifer Castillo, sued the actor for negligence after he allegedly caused a car crash nearly two years ago.
In court documents obtained by E! News, the two women claimed that on Jan. 24, 2020, Hedlund “passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle and ran a solid red-light at a high rate of speed.” He crashed into a vehicle containing Venegas, Castillo, and two minor children. The documents said that all of the passengers in the car Hedlund hit sustained “severe and permanent injuries.”
Castillo and Venegas also claimed that the actor “knew he was drinking to the point of severe intoxication before getting behind the wheel of his Jeep.”
They said that “Hedlund attempted to leave the scene of the accident without rendering aid to Plaintiffs,” but he was “so intoxicated he could not get away.”