Rupert Grint is officially the first of the three main Harry Potter stars to become a parent. Grint’s girlfriend Georgia Groome gave birth to a baby girl, the couple’s first child together. The couple released a statement announcing the news.
“Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl. We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.” The couple opted not to share details of the exact birth date or baby’s name at this point.
Groome and Grint first started dating in 2011. They have kept their relationship private for the majority of its duration. News of Groome’s pregnancy first surfaced in the media last month.
While Grint has not talked extensively about Groome, he has discussed his hope of becoming a father someday. Grint expressed hope that he would start a family in the near future during a 2018 interview with The Guardian. “Turning 30 felt strange,” he told the outlet in December 2018. “It just doesn’t feel like I’m there yet and I don’t know what the future holds. 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. 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.”