Rupert Grint Becomes A Dad, Welcomes Baby Girl With Girlfriend Georgia Groome!

All Harry Potter fans, right now- “I feel very old today *sigh*”

The wait is finally over! The Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint 31, and his longtime girlfriend Georgia Groome, 28, have become parents- they welcomed their first child, a baby girl last night!

In a statement given to multiple tabloids, Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome confirmed the happy news that they have become parents for the first time and are “delighted” with the birth of their baby girl. 

“Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl,” a representative for the couple shared with PEOPLE in a statement. “We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.”

Just a month ago, rumors had been afloat that couple was expecting their first child together, following which they confirmed that yes, it was true- the very Ruper Grint, our beloved Ron Weasley whose shenanigans in the Harry Potter are still are our favorite, was going to become a father (Boy, that made fans of the series feel old). 

“Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are excited to announce they are expecting a baby and would please ask for privacy at this time,” the couple’s rep confirmed in April this year. The rumors started circulating after Georgia Groome, best known for Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), was spotted with Ruper Grint and a growing baby bump as they stepped out for a grocery run in North London amid the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Reportedly, Rupert Grint, currently starring in Apple TV+ series Servant, and Georgia Groome have been dating on-and-off since 2011. Last year, when Groome was spotted with a gold band on her ring finger, it sparked a fresh batch of rumors that they had finally tied the knot. 

Becoming a father falls in line with Grint’s plans of “having kids” and settling down- something he had opened up about in an interview with the UK news outlet, The Guardian

“Turning 30 felt strange. It just doesn’t feel like I’m there yet and I don’t know what the future holds,” Rupert Grint had shared. “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 anyone is thinking that his baby girl will be named after one of the characters from the Harry Potter series, they can let the thought rest as he has, and never had, any intention of doing so.  “If I had a son, would I call him Ron?” he had added, laughing. “It’s quite a good name, but probably not. And Grint’s a tough name to pair a one-syllable first name with.”

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