The Hollywood star Garrett Hedlund of “Friday Night Lights” fame spoke out this week to reveal how country music singer Tim McGraw became the godfather to his and actress Emma Roberts’ son.

“He’s somebody that I admire and respect, not only as an amazing father and an amazing husband, amazing musician and amazing actor,” Hedlund said of McGraw in an interview with 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,” he continued. “And I’ve seen his children, his daughters, from the time they were 1, 3 and 5.”

McGraw and his wife Faith Hill are parents to three daughters: 23-year-old Gracie, 22-year-old Maggie and 19-year-old Audrey. Hedlund went on to say that from the moment Roberts got pregnant, he knew McGraw would play a major role in the child’s life.

“He’s the best,” Hedlund gushed of McGraw. “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?”

This comes after a source told Entertainment Tonight that Hedlund an Roberts are loving life as parents.

“Emma and Garrett are in good spirits at the moment,” the source said. “Emma has been super hands on as a mom.”

“They had a few close friends and family over for Emma’s birthday. Nothing huge was planned,” the source added. “Garrett tried to throw Emma a bigger birthday party, but she didn’t want that. She wanted to keep things intimate and only be around a certain amount and group of people.”

Last month, a source talked about the couple’s decision to keep their son’s birth temporarily under wraps.

“They barely told any of their friends and have mainly been relying on their respective families,” the source said at the time. “They have in-house help that is teaching them and helping them out while they’re adjusting, but they are being very strict about quarantining and having visitors and guests.”

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