The 31-year-old actor-producer and his actress girlfriend had announced just last month that they were expecting a child together.
Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who played the ginger-haired boy Ron Weasley and was part of the famous trio, has welcomed a baby girl with girlfriend Georgia Groome. This is their first child. The couple had announced that they were expecting a child only a month prior.
Grint and Groome said in a statement that they were now proud parents of a baby girl. The Harry Potter star is 31 and Groome is 28. They confirmed that they were going to have a child after Groome stepped out in April with a noticeable baby bump, as per Daily Mail.
Grint, who is also a producer, and the Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging star Groome have been together since 2011. A statement from the couple's publicist confirmed the happy news, saying, "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 is normally very private and hasn't revealed the name of the baby yet. In April 2020, their representative had said that while they are "excited to announce they are expecting a baby" and that they "ask for privacy at this time." They previously sparked rumors that they were married when they were spotted wearing matching wedding rings but their representatives denied the claims, as per Mirror UK.
Fans only found out that they were together in 2018. They have been spotted together multiple times over the years but hadn't confirmed their relationship. In 2018, one Twitter user had shared a photo of the couple with the caption, "I was today years old when I found out Georgia from Angus, thongs and perfect snogging has been going out with Ron Weasley since 2011 ????" The post had become viral and people were surprised.
I was today years old when I found out Georgia from Angus, thongs and perfect snogging has been going out with Ron Weasley since 2011 ???? pic.twitter.com/8Grgr9KsWW— Lydia (@lydia_wood_) November 29, 2018
Grint, one of five siblings, told the Guardian in 2018 that 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. 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 had said.
He had also opened up about his childhood during the chat. "My life has a very distinct before-and-after line. Before June 2000 I went to a normal state school and life was ordinary. My dad sold Formula One memorabilia and my mum made wedding cakes and looked after five kids. I was very grounded. When I got the part of Ron Weasley I left school straight away and things have never been the same." He was just 11 when he was cast as Ron Weasley.
He loved acting since he was shy and being able to hide behind a character was attractive to him. "For the first few Harry Potter films I was living the dream. The reason I auditioned was because I loved the books. When I got to film three or four, I started to feel an overwhelming weight of responsibility because they were so phenomenally popular. The whole press and red carpet thing was an attack on the senses. I don’t excel in that kind of environment," he said.
He even thought of leaving the franchise many times since it was a "massive sacrifice" to be working from "such a young age." "I definitely remember thinking during one extended break, ‘This whole thing is so all consuming, do I really want to go back? Maybe it’s just not for me.’ I guess I was probably just being a teenager," he added.
The actor stuck through all eight movies, which went on to become massive hits, and has worked in smaller productions since then.
Congratulations to the new parents!