'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint and girlfriend Georgia Groome welcome their first child, a baby girl

Barely a month ago did the world come to know of their pregnancy when the couple was seen walking in London amid the lockdown. Groome’s visible baby bump informed the world of the happy news


                            'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint and girlfriend Georgia Groome welcome their first child, a baby girl
Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome (Getty Images)

Rupert Grint and his longtime girlfriend Georgia Groome are now parents to a baby girl. According to a report in People magazine, the representatives of the couple said, “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 name of the baby or the exact date of birth is not known yet.

Barely a month ago did the world come to know of their pregnancy when the couple was seen walking in London buying supplies amid the lockdowns caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Groome’s visible baby bump informed the world of the happy news. 

31-year-old Grint, most famous for playing Ron Weasley in the ‘Harry Potter’ and 28-year-old Groome of ‘London to Brighton’, and ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’ fame, have been together since 2011. They have, however, kept the details of their relationship under the wraps. In fact, they have kept their relationship so private, fans were surprised to learn they were dating when the news of the pregnancy had first come out.

Marriage rumors about the couple sparked last summer when they were both photographed wearing matching gold rings. A spokesman for Grint, however, denied that they had tied the knot.

Yet, two years ago, Grint did open up about wanting to have a family and wanting to be a father, in a 2018 Guardian interview. “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,” he said then.

He also said in the same interview, "Turning 30 felt strange. 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."

More recently, Grint voiced his support for a local midwife, surprising her during a virtual chat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Grint appeared alongside actress Miriam Margolyes, who played Professor Sprout in the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise during the 'One World: Together at Home' special in the U.K. in April. He showed his appreciation for Sam Halliwell, a 33-year-old midwife working at Birmingham Women's Hospital in England during the global health crisis. 

“Hearing your story is just insane,” Grint told Halliwell. “The sacrifices that you make are truly inspiring. It's a very Gryffindor behavior. Thank you so much.”

During the same stream, 78-year-old Margolyes told her former co-star in the 'Harry Potter' films: “You were just a little boy when I saw you, you’ve turned out to be a very handsome young man.” 

Aside from the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise, Grint has worked in films like ‘Cross of Honor’, ‘Cherrybomb’, ‘CBGB’, ‘The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman’, and ‘Moonwalkers’. He’s also appeared on television shows, the most famous ones of which are ‘Sick Note’ and ‘Servant’.

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