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Daniel Radcliffe and girlfriend Erin Darke welcome their first child

Emily Brown

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Daniel Radcliffe and girlfriend Erin Darke welcome their first child

Featured Image Credit: Ana Maria Wiggins / ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

"Yer a father, Harry!" It's official - Daniel Radcliffe has welcomed his first child with his long-term partner Erin Darke.

His reps told Tyla: "We can confirm that Erin Darke and Daniel Radcliffe have welcomed their first child."

Radcliffe, 33, and Darke, 38, struck up after first meeting on the set of the film Kill Your Darlings in 2013.

One decade on, a spokesperson for Radcliffe confirmed the news of their pregnancy last month.

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Radcliffe has grown up a lot since his Harry Potter days. Credit: Warner Bros.
Radcliffe has grown up a lot since his Harry Potter days. Credit: Warner Bros.

The couple didn't announce a due date at the time, but a source close to the pair said they 'could not be happier to be expecting'.

Per The Mirror, the insider added: "They are absolutely thrilled, and can’t wait to become a family of three.

“They told their families and friends recently. It’s an incredibly exciting time.”

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Radcliffe expressed his hopes for a future family in an interview with Newsweek last year, when he revealed he'd love for them to be involved in the film industry in some way.

"I want my kids - if and when they exist - I would love them to be around film sets," he said.

I think we all know how Radcliffe rose to fame, considering we were all hooked on his wild wizarding life for a decade, but Darke is perhaps best known for her role in 2015 series Good Girls Revolt.

Radcliffe and Darke met on a film set. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
Radcliffe and Darke met on a film set. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
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Born in Michigan, US, Darke more recently appeared in Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs Maisel before entering motherhood.

Radcliffe spoke to People in 2020 about how he and Darke met, referring to a saucy scene in Kill Your Darlings as he said: "It'll be a hell of a story to tell our kids one day because of what our characters do with each other.

"Our characters are meeting and flirting with each other, so there is this kind of sweet record of us just meeting for the first time and flirting."

The new parents were spotted in New York City with their new arrival on Monday (24 April), when Radcliffe was photographed pushing the newborn's pram around while Darke walked the streets along with them.

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Radcliffe is the second of the main Harry Potter trio to become a parent, with his co-star Rupert Grint having welcomed his daughter Wednesday in 2020.

The following year, Grint said he was 'absolutely loving' being a dad.

"It's just the best thing," he added.

With Radcliffe now a dad himself, I think we're all wondering the same thing. Will their kids be best friends? We can only hope.

Topics: Harry Potter, Parenting, Celebrity

Emily Brown
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