Erin Darke, the longtime girlfriend of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, is confirmed to be expecting their first child by his publicist.

An individual with inside knowledge of the situation has disclosed that Daniel Radcliffe is thrilled at the prospect of becoming a dad. “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 told The Sun. The couple has been in a long-term relationship for more than ten years, and until recently, they have not shared their pregnancy news. Nevertheless, as Darke's belly has grown, it has become more and more challenging to keep it a secret, causing the couple to announce it.

The news of the pregnancy comes just weeks after Radcliffe and Darke made a rare public appearance together in New York City. Photographs obtained by DailyMail show Darke sporting a black zip-up hoodie that accentuates her pregnancy bump, while Radcliffe looks casual in a blue puffer jacket and beanie.

The notoriously private couple, who have been together since 2012, have largely avoided the public eye in recent years. In fact, their last red carpet appearance together was over a year ago. This has only fueled speculation about their relationship, with fans and industry insiders alike eager to know more about the couple’s private life.

Radcliffe first met Darke on the set of the 2013 movie “Kill Your Darlings,” in which they shared a steamy sex scene. The former Broadway actor has spoken candidly about their relationship in the past, noting that the pair had instant chemistry on set. “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,” he told Playboy in 2015.

Despite their chemistry on set, Radcliffe and Darke have largely kept their relationship out of the public eye. They have only made a handful of public appearances together over the years, prompting many to speculate about the nature of their relationship. However, with the news of their impending arrival, it is clear that the couple is committed to building a life together.

As fans and industry insiders alike await more details about the pregnancy, one thing is certain: Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke are poised to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated couples. With their talent, charm, and undeniable chemistry, the couple is sure to make amazing parents and continue to captivate audiences around the world.