Rupert Grint is having a baby with fellow British actor Georgia Groome.
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The first of the Harry Potter trio is about to become a parent — Rupert Grint aka Ron Weasley is going to be a dad!

Fans are both thrilled and feeling nostalgic about this childhood star growing up and becoming a parent for the first time. Grint is expecting with his longtime girlfriend and fellow British actor, Georgia Groome, whom many will recognize from Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging.

Of course, Ron Weasley is the first of the trio (including Harry Potter and Hermione Granger) to become a parent, as the Weasleys notoriously have a huge family. Welcome to the world, little wizard!

This magical news came as a surprise when Groome and Grint were spotted for a walk.

Grint's team confirmed the news to E! News in a statement, "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 were spotted out and about in London, and Groome had a major baby bump. "RUPERT GRINT IS GOING TO BE A DAD," one fan excitedly tweeted.

Many did not even realize that these two young British icons were even together.

Groome and Grint have been linked on and off for the past decade, though these two are extremely private and kept their relationship out of the public eye. Neither Groome or Grint even have an Instagram to update fans. One fan, who didn't even realize these two were together, wrote, "ok congrats to rupert grint on becoming a dad but why did NO ONE TELL ME that ron weasley and georgia nicholson were dating? i'm??"

There's going to be another Weasley?!

"'Another weasley?? I know just what to do with you...GRYFFINDOR!!!' 200 points to GRYFFINDOR," another HP fan tweeted. Of course, Ron would be the first to have a baby. The 31-year-old actor is definitely continuing the Gryffindor family line.

Ron Weasley would be panicking right about now, but Grint seems thrilled.

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Rupert Grint shared with The Guardian in 2018 that he didn't intend on naming any of his future children after his Harry Potter character. "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."

Meanwhile, Georgia from Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging is probably reading every pregnancy book out there.

Boy crazy Georgia would be doing all of the necessary research. Groome and Grint, in real life, looked pretty at ease on their stroll.

Congratulations to the happy couple. 


There's no doubt that this is a frightening time to be pregnant, so we hope that Grint and Groome stay strong through it all. Fans couldn't be happier for their favorite childhood actor. "Rupert Grint is gonna be a dad??? our Rupert Grint? the one we watched grow up? I'm gonna cry, my baby."