Harry Potter is a part of our childhood and for some, even adulthood, and the characters have stuck with us. So much so that it feels weird to think the ginger-haired, freckled, chess champion Ron Weasley could have a child of himself! Daniel Radcliffe agrees with us! He too is in a shock and in a video chat with Andy Cohen for “Watch What Happens Life” he says he is psyched by the fact that his on-screen best friend Rupert Grint has entered fatherhood.
“I texted him the other day and said I was so happy for him and it’s very very cool. It’s also like super weird, for me, to think that we are all at the age where we are all having children, but we definitely are,” Daniel expressed.
Rupert Grint who played the role the Ron Weasley is the Harry Potter franchise has been dating actress Georgia Groome since 2011. The 28-year-old British actress has starred in movies like Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging.
The couple after spending 9 years together has embarked upon the beautiful journey of parenthood on 6 May with the birth of their baby daughter.
Their representative put out his statement, “Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl.” He added, “We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time.”
Rupert Grint has always been pretty secretive about his personal life and has managed to keep his relationship and even the pregnancy news of the spotlight. They revealed their pregnancy news in April, only 4 weeks before the child was born.
Georgia Groome was spotted with an adorable baby bump by a paparazzi in North London, while she was on a grocery shopping spree with Rupert. A day later their representative said, “Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are excited to announce they are expecting a baby and would please ask for privacy at this time.”
Rupert Grint always said forcing someone to put one’s private life out in public is “dehumanizing” and has stuck to that policy. Although, when he turned 30 he did reveal in an interview that he was ready to settle down and have children.
Daniel too expressed his thoughts on growing old and said,
“We are terrible yardsticks for how old people are. I remember when I turned 30 I remember a lot of people in my life were really depressed to find out that they’re lapped.”
As much as a shock this news is to us, it did make our day a whole lot better and we couldn’t be happier for both of them.
Banaras Hindu University
2nd Year, English Hons.
Mohona is an avid reader and an equality seeker. She takes a keen interest in painting and finds solace among books, coffee, nature, and dogs.