Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and longtime girlfriend Georgia Groome have welcomed their first child, a daughter.

The news was confirmed Thursday after a representative for the couple released a statement to various news outlets.

“Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl,” the rep said. “We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.”

News first broke that the pair was expecting a child in April, after Groome’s baby bump was visible on a walk.

“Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are excited to announce they are expecting a baby and would please ask for privacy at this time,” their rep had said in April.

Groome, 28, is best known for starring in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging in 2008. Grint, 31, is best known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movie series.

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In 2018, Grint told The Guardian that he wanted children soon.

“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,” 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,” he said. Their daughter’s name has not yet been announced.

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