Emma Roberts and Alex Pettyfer met in June 2007 at the set of Wild Child. They dated from August 2007 to presumably July 2008. Their relationship was confirmed by Alex Pettyfer in August 2008, after the break-up. He told Evening Standard Magazine:
"I don't know how to say it. She's a lovely, lovely girl. We had a spell of something that is over now, but we're on good terms," he said. "She's beautiful, she's great; we're really good friends."
Although the pair is no longer together, the relationship meant so much to Pettyfer, he had Roberts' initials tattooed on the inside of his wrist. When prompted about the inking, the smitten star explained: "I'm going to get asked about this, aren't I? I though it was just between me and her."
On February 2011, Us Weekly reported that in an interview with Glamour UK, he spoke of not having any regrets about the ink, "I got a girl’s name tattooed on my ring finger because I was in love. We’ve broken up, but I don’t live in regret."