Daniel Radcliffe is expecting his first child with his girlfriend Erin Darke, it has been reported.
A spokesperson for the 33-year-old Harry Potter star is said to have confirmed the happy news on Saturday.
The couple, who have been together for over a decade, are believed to be “absolutely thrilled” to become parents.
A source close to the couple revealed to Mirror: ‘Daniel and Erin couldn’t be happier to be waiting. They are absolutely thrilled and can’t wait to become a family of three.
‘They told their families and friends recently. It is an incredibly exciting time.
Congratulations! Daniel Radcliffe is expecting his first child with his girlfriend Erin Darke, it has been reported
Tiny-footed Pitter Potter! A spokesperson for the 33-year-old Harry Potter star is said to have confirmed the happy news on Saturday (pictured September 2022)
You are a father, Harry! Daniel rose to fame at age 12 as the titular boy wizard in the popular wizard franchise (pictured with co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint)
Although one source added to Sun: ‘Daniel is very excited to be a dad. His relationship with Erin is really special and everyone thinks they’ll make amazing parents.
“They’ve kept him up quite a bit so far, but he can’t hide his tummy anymore.”
MailOnline has contacted Daniel’s representatives for comment.
The news comes just a day after the couple enjoyed a lovey stroll in New York, with Erin, 38, seen with a significantly rounded stomach.
The parents-to-be showed relaxed figures as they bundled up from the cold.
Daniel wore a blue puffer jacket over dark jeans and navy sneakers, while adding a pop of color with a bright yellow and blue striped pom-pom beanie.
Erin donned a plaid coat over a black zip-up sweatshirt, teamed with black leggings and orange boots.
The couple met while working together on Kill Your Darlings in 2012 and have been together for over a decade.
Over the moon: The couple, who have been together for over a decade, are believed to be ‘absolutely excited’ to become parents
Good news: Daniel is very excited to be a father. His relationship with Erin is really special and everyone thinks they’ll make amazing parents.
Hitting nicely: The news comes just a day after the couple enjoyed an amorous stroll in New York on Friday, with Erin, 38, seen with a significantly rounded stomach
Daniel opened up to People about first meeting Erin in 2020, saying, “It’s going to be a great story to tell our kids one day because of what our characters do with each other,” referring to a sex scene the couple has. in the film.
He continued, “Our characters meet and flirt with each other, so there’s kind of a sweet record of us just meeting for the first time and flirting.”
In 2015, he spoke to Playboy about how he was immediately attracted to her in their first scene together in the movie.
He said: ‘There’s no acting, not from me, anyway. There’s a moment when she makes me laugh, and I’m laughing like me and not like my character.
“She was incredibly funny and smart. She knew that she was in trouble.
Erin told People the pair bonded over “how much we really love what we do, and there’s just something that’s really beautiful and really lovely about being with someone who innately understands that about you.”
She added: “We’re both incredibly supportive of each other’s career.”
Daniel is most famous for playing the titular Harry Potter in the film series, while Erin has starred in Still Alice, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Good Girls Revolt.
First meeting: The couple met while working together on Kill Your Darlings in 2012 (pictured) and have been together for over a decade
Long-term love: Daniel opened up to People about first meeting Erin in 2020, saying, “It’s going to be a great story to tell our kids one day because of what our characters do with each other,” referring to a sex . scene the couple has in the film (pictured in 2014)
Love at first sight: ‘No acting, not from me, anyway. There is a moment when it makes me laugh, and I laugh like me and not like my character’ (in the photo of March 2022)
The couple shared a screen again in 2021, in an episode of The Miracle Workers, and they do not rule out working together again.
Daniel said: “Obviously we met on the film, so doing stuff on Miracle Workers with her last year was incredibly special and just felt lovely.”
“Hopefully we’ll be able to do more in the future, but we both write too, so maybe we’ll write something together at some point, and that would be great.”
Both notoriously private, the couple rarely hang out together in professional settings, but they do live together in New York City.
The news of Daniel and Emma comes after their co-star Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, became a father in May 2020 when his girlfriend Georgia Groom gave birth to a baby girl.
Daniel opened up about the idea of becoming a father when he revealed on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live that he sent a congratulatory text message to his friend Rupert, 34.
He said: ‘I texted him the other day and told him that I was very happy for him and that he is very, very good. It’s also super weird, to me, to think that we’re all at the age where we’re all going to have kids, but we definitely are.’