Harry Potter star Devon Murray welcomes first child with girlfriend Shannon McCaffrey Quinn

Harry Potter Devon Murray

Harry Potter star Devon Murray has welcomed his first child with girlfriend Shannon McCaffrey Quinn.

The actor, who played Seamus Finnigan in the smash hit Harry Potter film franchise, became a father when his baby (opens in new tab) son was born (opens in new tab) on January 2nd.

The Irish film star took to social media to reveal the fantastic news, confirming his little boy's name (opens in new tab) in a lovely message.

'Yesterday 2/1/21 my life changed forever. Shannon delivered our beautiful little boy ‘Cooper Michael Murray’ weighing 6lbs 10oz,' he penned on Instagram besides an image of the baby wrapped in a blue blanket, with a congratulatory card and a cupcake in the foreground.

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'Both are doing amazing now after a very long labour and a scary few minutes at the end. It still hasn’t sunk in just yet that we have our very own little boy.

'I can’t wait to make the most amazing memories with Shannon and Cooper as we begin our little family. I’m so amazed by Shannon and she is now my Hero,' he added.

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'I’m so proud of her for everything she has gone through. I can’t wait to have you both home. It’s so hard having to leave you both. I will love you both forever until my last breathe ❤️🍼👶🏻.'

Devon's Harry Potter co-stars made sure to send their love in light of the new arrival.

Luna Lovegood actress Evanna Lynch commented to say, 'Yayyyy beautiful news!!!! Congratulations Devon and Shannon!!! 💕.'

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Meanwhile, James Phelps who played Fred Weasley in the films added, 'Huge congratulations mate. Hope Cooper and Shannon are home soon. 🍾.'

Devon and Shannon announced they were set to become parents last year, posting a photo of the baby's ultrasound scan (opens in new tab) online back in July, confirming that the baby was due on January 14th - meaning he arrived a little earlier than planned.

'Baby Murray - 14th of January 2021,' Devon wrote next to the snap of a cute elephant onesie and the scan pics.

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for Goodto.com, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).