On Thursday, May 7, Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome announced that they have welcomed a baby girl together. In a statement obtained by E! News, Grint’s rep confirmed the news of their newborn’s arrival.
“Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl,” the couple’s rep told the outlet. “We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.”
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This is the couple’s first child together.
Last month, news broke that Grint and Groome were expecting after photos of Groome’s baby bump began circulating. “Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are excited to announce they are expecting a baby and would please ask for privacy at this time,” a rep told E! News at the time.
Although the Harry Potter alum and his girlfriend have kept their relationship out of the spotlight, they’ve reportedly been together since 2011. Fans were unaware the couple was together until years later after a throwback photo of them went viral on social media. Last summer, Grint and Groome sparked marriage rumors when they were being photographed out and about while wearing matching gold rings. A rep for the actor denied that the couple had tied the knot.
Previously, Grint has previously opened up about how he’s ready for fatherhood.
“Turning 30 felt strange. It just doesn’t feel like I’m there yet and I don’t know what the future holds,” he told The Guardian in 2018. “I’m just going to go with the flow, keep playing interesting characters, and see what happens. I’d like to settle down and have kids soon.”
Jokingly, he also toyed with the idea of naming a future son after the beloved Harry Potter he portrayed in the film franchise, Ron Weasley.
“If I had a son, would I call him Ron? It’s quite a good name, but probably not. And Grint’s a tough name to pair a one-syllable first name with,” he joked.