Celebrity Parents Rupert Grint Is a Dad! Actor Welcomes a Daughter with Longtime Love Georgia Groome "Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl," a rep for the couple tells PEOPLE By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines and Anya Leon Anya Leon Anya Leon is a Senior News Editor and the Parents Editor for PEOPLE. She's been at the brand for over 14 years in various roles across the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. She has appeared on PEOPLE's podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, and covers everything from exclusive pregnancy news to every single Kardashian birth (11 and counting!). She resides in Northern Virginia with her family. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 7, 2020 02:40 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Rupert Grint (L); Georgia Groome. Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty; Tristan Fewings/Getty Rupert Grint is dad! The Harry Potter alum, 31, and longtime love Georgia Groome, 28, have welcomed their first child, PEOPLE can confirm. "Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl," a rep for the couple tells PEOPLE in a statement. "We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time." The happy news comes just a month after PEOPLE confirmed that the couple, who have reportedly been dating since 2011, were going to be parents. "Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are excited to announce they are expecting a baby and would please ask for privacy at this time," the pair's rep confirmed to PEOPLE in April, after the actress, who's best known for her starring role in the 2008 film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, showed off her baby bump during a London outing. Never miss a story -- sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories Rupert Grint. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Rupert Grint Thanks Midwife for Her 'Gryffindor Behavior' amid Coronavirus Pandemic During Surprise Chat Recently, Grint also voiced his support for a local midwife, surprising her during a virtual chat amid the coronavirus pandemic. The actor appeared alongside actress Miriam Margolyes, who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film franchise during the One World: Together at Home special in the U.K. in April to show his appreciation for Sam Halliwell, a 33-year-old midwife working on the frontlines of the health crisis at Birmingham Women's Hospital in England. "Hearing your story is just insane," Grint told Halliwell, Metro reported. "The sacrifices that you make is truly inspiring. It's very Gryffindor behavior. Thank you so much." RELATED GALLERY: Who’s Due Next? Michelle Williams, Ciara, Katy Perry and 66 More Celebs Who Are Expecting Grint, who stars in the Apple TV+ series Servant, has been open about becoming a father in the past. "Turning 30 felt strange. It just doesn't feel like I'm there yet and I don't know what the future holds," he told The Guardian in 2018. "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 also playfully toyed with the idea of naming a future son after his beloved Harry Potter character. "If I had a son, would I call him Ron?" he joked. "It's quite a good name, but probably not. And Grint's a tough name to pair a one-syllable first name with."