Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint reveals he is ‘very comfortable being a dad’ and claims he is getting MORE sleep now than before becoming a parent
He welcomed a baby daughter named Wednesday with his long-term girlfriend Georgia Groome in May last year.
And Rupert Grint has spoken about the joys of fatherhood saying he is ‘very comfortable being a dad’ and he’s even getting more sleep than before.
The Harry Potter star, 32, and his actress partner Georgia , 28, have been adjusting to parenthood together while in lockdown.
Love: Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint revealed he is ‘very comfortable being a dad’ to daughter Wednesday and claimed he is getting MORE sleep now than before becoming a parent
Speaking to Glamour magazine about becoming a father, he said: ‘I feel very comfortable being a dad. I am still kind of coming to terms with what being a dad is, but I’m loving it.’
He revealed that the change to fatherhood made him change some habits ‘overnight’ and that he quit smoking straight away.
And contrary to many first-time parents, he said parenthood has been ‘calming’ and claims he is getting more sleep now than before.
Joy: Grint welcomed his first child in May last year and the couple have been adjusting to parenthood together while in lockdown (pictured in June 2019)
‘I’ve started sleeping so much better. I used to be a horrific insomniac, now I’m sleeping,’ he said.
‘I feel a lot more – I don’t know, weirdly relaxed. It’s been a very calming process for me. Obviously there are days when she [Wednesday] is FULL on. But there’s something really nice about the routine. It’s got me in a good place, I think.’
Grint also gave an insight into his relationship with girlfriend Georgia, who’s famed for her role in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, saying the secret to their long-term love is that they are ‘best friends’.
The couple have kept their relationship famously private since they started dating in 2011.
However, he admitted that welcoming a child during a pandemic has been tough at times, without the usual support of family and friends.
But the British star said he can’t wait to take his daughter Wednesday out to see the world when things are back to normal.
In November, Grint joined Instagram by posting a photo of himself cradling his then six-month-old daughter wearing a pink jumper with the back of her head facing the camera.
He racked up more than one million likes in just four hours and now has over four million followers on the social media platform.
The actor is busy promoting the second season of the hit series Apple TV+ series Servant, which centers around the tragic loss of a child.
He gave an insight into his famously private relationship with Georgia, who he has been in a relationship with since 2011, saying the secret to their long-term love is that they are ‘best friends’, (pictured together in 2011)