Open Post: Hosted By Daniel Radcliffe And Erin Darke Announcing That They’re Expecting Their First Baby
Maybe Daniel Radcliffe’s Equus peen party didn’t work to decrease the frequency with which he’s been referred to as “hey, Harry Potter!” rather than his given name over the years, but his peen DID work to make a baby with his long-time love, Erin Darke. The couple of over a decade just announced they have a baby on the way!
People says Daniel and Erin, who’ve tried to keep their life pretty private over the years, confirmed that their latest project is a whole human being.
A rep for the Harry Potter alum, 33, confirms to PEOPLE that he and longtime girlfriend Erin Darke are expecting their first child, after more than 10 years of dating since playing love interests in their 2013 movie Kill Your Darlings.
Although the couple has kept their relationship mostly out of the spotlight, Darke accompanied him on the red carpet of his movie Weird: The Al Yankovic Story‘s TIFF premiere in September.
Radcliffe previously told PEOPLE that he and Darke, 38, are “really happy” together, adding last March: “I’ve got a really nice life. I’ve been with my girlfriend for a decade, pretty much.”
In a different interview, Daniel said he and his frequent collaborator Erin didn’t plan to work on career-type stuff together all of the time, but the hardest job ever is about to exit Erin and enter his world, so he better be ready to partner with her on a screaming purple-angry infant in the middle of the night who’s both squirting diarrhea through their fourth onesie of the day and demanding to be fed simultaneously.
After working together again on the 2016 movie Don’t Think Twice and season 3 of Radcliffe’s TBS series Miracle Workers, he said the experience “was incredibly special and felt lovely,” but it was more of a sporadic occurrence.
“We definitely like [working together], but it’s not something we want to do all the time,” he said.
Daniel, who’s said his childhood Harry Potter superstardom led to his past struggle with alcoholism, has also been open about his wish for his future children to never be famous.
Radcliffe told Newsweek in October that he “wouldn’t want fame for my kid,” although: “I want my kids, if and when they exist… I would love them to be around film sets.”
“A dream would be for them to come onto a film set and be like, ‘God, you know, I’d love to be in the art department. I’d love to be something in the crew,'” added Radcliffe. “Film sets are wonderful places. I think a lot of the time it can be wonderful for kids. But it’s really the fame side of it that should be avoided at all costs.“
Lots of Potterheads were probably just hoping for a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie announcement, but this will have to do for now. Congrats to the first-time parents-to-be!
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