It's official - Daniel Radcliffe, the iconic actor who captured the hearts of audiences worldwide as the titular character in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, is set to become a first-time father with his girlfriend of over a decade, Erin Darke.
The news of Darke's pregnancy was confirmed by Radcliffe's representative over the weekend, eliciting joy and well wishes from fans and industry insiders alike.
A Decade-Long Love Story
Radcliffe and Darke, who met in 2012 on the set of the film "Kill Your Darlings", have been in a relationship for more than 10 years.
The couple made a rare public appearance in New York City earlier this year, fueling speculation about their relationship status. However, the couple has managed to keep their relationship relatively private, despite the actor's global fame.
An insider close to the couple spoke with The Sun, stating, "Daniel is so excited to be a dad. His relationship with Erin is really special and everyone thinks they will be amazing parents." The source added, "They have kept it pretty quiet up until now but she can’t hide her bump anymore."
A Fateful Meeting on Set
Radcliffe has previously shared details about the early days of his relationship with Darke, telling People in April 2019, "It’ll be a hell of a story to tell our kids one day because of what our characters do with each other." The couple met while shooting a s*x scene for the film "Kill Your Darlings", and the actor jokingly quipped, "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."
No Acting Required
In an interview with Playboy in October 2015, Radcliffe opened up about the chemistry between him and Darke on set, saying, "There’s a moment when she makes me laugh, and I’m laughing as me and not as my character.
She was incredibly funny and smart. I knew I was in trouble." The former Broadway actor added, "Not from my end, anyway."