Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 is on our screens this afternoon, to tug the heartstrings and wrap up ITV’s run of the franchise.
Potter fans will remember – some more fondly than others – the iconic final scene in the film, which features Harry, Ron and Hermione returning to Platform Nine and Three Quarters with little witches and wizards of their own.
But out of Daniel Radcliffe, 32, Rupert Grint, 33, and Emma Watson, 31, to this day only one of the Harry Potter big three has actually had a baby in real life.
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Essex-born Rupert Grint welcomed his first child to the world last year, ten years into his long-term relationship with another famous actor.
Georgia Groome – who you may recognise from her starring role as Georgia Nicolson in 2008 teen smash hit Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, as well as a one of turn as Paige Farrelly in a 2009 episode of The Bill – first got together with Rupert way back in 2011.
Many hardcore Harry Potter fans weren’t even aware of the celebrity couple’s status, until one fan’s tweet went viral in 2018.
Discovering the pairing, they immediately took to Twitter, exclaiming: “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 ????”
Georgia gave birth to the couple’s baby in May 2020, and in November 2020 Rupert revealed his daughter’s name in a first ever post on Instagram, alongside a selfie of the tow of them together.
He wrote: “Hey Instagram….only 10 years late, but here I am. Grint on the Gram! Here to introduce you all to Wednesday G. Grint. Stay safe, Rupert.”
Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, was among the first to reply, with a jovial: “Welcome Weasley, it’s about time. Love to Wednesday xx”
Speaking to Glamour last year, Rupert described how he was ‘absolutely loving’ being a dad, and how much his lifestyle has changed since the birth of their daughter.
He said: “It’s so much fun. I feel like I’ve changed as a person for sure. It kind of happened overnight, lifestyle-wise. I stopped smoking straight away. I’ve started sleeping so much better — I used to be a horrific insomniac, now I’m sleeping.
“It’s interesting, experiencing it all during a pandemic. I think it’s made the whole experience even more intense and insular. It’s just been us, working it out in a house. I feel a lot more — I don’t know, weirdly relaxed. It’s been a very calming process for me.”
Speaking about his relationship with Georgia, Rupert described how the couple are ‘best friends’.
He said: “It’s a very natural thing—we’re just best friends. We’re kind of the same person; we think the same way.
“That’s always made it work—that’s why it’s lasted. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is, but it works and it’s great.”
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Rupert added that lockdown with just himself, Georgia, and baby Wednesday had been ‘tough’ but had ultimately brought them closer together.
He said: “It’s a time when you want as much support as you can get from your family and your friends; it’s a very isolating thing, this lockdown, so we really have kind of been on our own. But there’s positives with that.
“It’s been great to work everything out for ourselves, without so many opinions. We’ve really bonded with Wednesday. It’s been intense, but great.”
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