Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint joins Instagram as he shares first snap of daughter and unveils her name
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Rupert Grint, who is famously known for portraying Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, has finally joined social media platform Instagram and has shared his very first post.
The 32 year old, who has been dating Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging actress Georgia Groome for nine years, shared a photo of himself holding his baby daughter.
In the picture, the star can be seen wearing a plain black T-shirt with a khaki green cap on his head as he cradles his baby girl, who is dressed in a pink jumper.
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In the caption, he decided to announce the name of his little girl as 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".
His former co-star Tom Felton, 33, was quick to reply to the post as he immediately commented: "Welcome Weasley , it’s about time. Love to Wednesday xx". [sic]
After amassing 1million followers in just four hours, many of the star's fans were also fast to speak out on the incredible news.
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One excited person wrote: "OH MY GOD FINALLY OH MY GOD," while another said: "THE LEGEND HAS ARRIVED".
"Weasley is our Kingggg!!" [sic] another said alongside three crowns, a heart eyes emoji and two red heart emojis. And a fourth added: "Hi Rupert! How beautiful is your family! I wish you a very peaceful life," with a pink heart emoji.
Rupert welcomed his first child back in May as a statement from the couple's publicist said: "Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are delighted to confirm the birth of their baby girl. We would please ask that you respect their privacy at this very special time."
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Rupert, who previously filmed Sky comedy Sick Note with Lindsay Lohan, and Georgia, 28, announced they were expecting their first child together in April.
The actor and Georgia were spotted strolling along in the sunshine after visiting a pharmacy, and a Whole Foods to pick up some groceries, as Georgia debuted her baby bump.
A representative for the couple said at the time: "Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are excited to announce they are expecting a baby and would please ask for privacy at this time."
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In an interview with The Guardian in 2018, Rupert opened up about the prospect of having children and settling down, as he admitted “turning 30 felt strange.”
He continued: “It just doesn’t feel like I’m there yet and I don’t know what the future holds. 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. 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.”
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