Harry Potter Star Rupert Grint Is Going to Be a Dad

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ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
Apr 2020
rupert grint, actor from harry potter is expecting his first child
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Rupert Grint, the Harry Potter star better known as Ron Weasely, is going to be a dad!

The 31-year-old actor is expecting his first child with partner and fellow actress Georgia Groome. He is the first of the three lead actors of the franchise to become a parent. His rep confirmed the pregnancy in a statement to E! News, which read, "Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are excited to announce they are expecting a baby and would please ask for privacy at this time.”

Two years ago, in 2018, during an interview with The Guardian, he mentioned wanting to settle down and have kids soon. When asked, should he have a son, if he would name him Ron, the actor replied, “It’s quite a good name, but probably not. And Grint’s a tough name to pair a one-syllable first name with."

Congratulations to the couple!

Oh, and if you’re looking for more Harry Potter news to fill your quarantine hours, check out Hogwarts is Here. The online Wizarding World, built by a group of top fans (a.k.a. Potterheads) in 2014, is free to access, has an entire magical course directory and allows you to enroll in realistic online magical classes, including Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, the History of Magic, preparations for the O.W.L.s exams and more, Oprah Magazine reports. Each person can choose a character when they sign up and pick a house, or become a ghost, auror, magical creature expert, or other magical being. What’s even cooler? For those who become students, they can channel their inner Hermoine to complete real assignments and earn their house some points. Still sad your letter to Hogwarts never arrived?

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