Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome welcome baby girl

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has become a father for the first time welcoming a baby girl with partner Georgia Groome.

A representative for the couple confirmed the happy news revealing Georgia gave birth this week.

Rupert Grint has become a father for the first time. Photo: Getty

“Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl,” a spokesperson told E! News.

“We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.”

The announcement comes just one month after Rupert, 31, and Georgia, 28, were confirmed to be expecting their first child together.

Georgia shared this photo showing her baby bump on Twitter just last week.

Georgia shared this photo to Twitter last week. Photo: Twitter/Georigia_Groome

Rupert shot to fame at the age of 11, when he nabbed the role of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, while Georgia is best known for her starring roll in the British film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

The two have reportedly been together since 2011.

Children were always on the cards for the actor, as he indicated in a 2018 interview with The Guardian.

“I’d like to settle down and have kids soon,” he said.

“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.”

Rupert and Georgia have reportedly been together since 2011. Photos: Getty

Rupert starred in all of the 'Harry Potter' movies from 2001 until 2011, and even though he's not played Ron for years, fans continue to be fascinated by the films.

He said: "I really did think it would die down after the first film finished and thought it was done. If anything, it's gone [the other way] as people hold those films very highly. I'm hearing stories about people who grew up with 'Harry Potter' a lot. I think it comes hand-in-hand with the people who literally shove cameras in your face. In a weird way, they feel ownership of you a little bit. We're quite familiar people in their lives."

With additional reporting by Bang Showbiz.

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