25 August 2020 10:45

Cooper Hefner and 'Harry Potter' star Scarlett Byrne have welcomed their first child.

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Scarlett and Cooper are parents (Picture: Instagram/ scarletthefner) Harry Potter star Scarlett Byrne has welcomed a baby girl with her husband Cooper. Cooper – the son of the late Playboy mogul Hugh – announced that his wife had given birth to their first child at 5.23pm on August 24, sharing sweet pictures to Instagram. The 28-year-old wrote: 'At 5:23pm this afternoon Scarlett and I welcomed our daughter Betsy Rose Hefner into the world. Hefner shared a picture with his arm around Scarlett, 29, who was lying in her hospital bed cradling little Betsy – who wore a large bow on her head and already seemed to be smiling. He also shared a video of himself sharing a kiss with his wife, who had a face mask around her chin, before posting a close-up of their little girl swaddled in a blanket.

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Hugh Hefner's ex Kendra Wilkinson was among the first to congratulate the couple, commenting: 'Congrats to you all. She's beautiful. welcome to the world Betsy!!' Betsy is the first Hefner grandchild, as Hugh's eldest children Christie, 67, and David, 64, from his marriage to Millie Williams, are not believed to have had children. His 30-year-old son Marston, Cooper's brother from his marriage to Kimberley Conrad, is also yet to have kids. Playboy legend Hefner died aged 91 in September 2017.

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Scarlett, who now goes by her married name, tied the knot with Cooper in a simple ceremony at the Ventura Courthouse in California in November 2019, after six years together. Cooper proposed in 2015 after two years of dating, saying he was 'lucky to have fallen in love with my best friend'. Betsy is the first Hefner grandchild (Picture: Instagram/ scarletthefner) They confirmed they were expecting their first baby back in March, with Cooper writing on Instagram: 'Scarlett and I have been blessed with wonderful news we are ecstatic to share. This summer we will be welcoming a new member to the family. The two of us could not be happier as we wait for the arrival of our little one.' And Scarlett, who played Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter franchise, held a virtual baby shower over Zoom in July, which was attended by her castmates Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Afshan Arad (Padma Patil).

In the early months of Scarlett's pregnancy, Cooper – who was previously chief creative officer and chief of global partnerships for Playboy Enterprises – was completing his Air Force Basic Miltary Training. Now, he has turned his attention to running for the California State Senate. Cooper told The Hollywood Reporter: 'For as long as I can remember I have had a deep interest in how our government institutions work, have been fascinated with discussing and defining morality, and have always been interested in people and relationships. If those are your interests, a road you might find yourself driving toward is public service. Advertisement 'I believe I've been passionate for much of my life about serving the public; however, it took me a great deal of time to figure out how I would go about doing that.' Meanwhile, Scarlett has kept acting since her Harry Potter days, starring as Nora in The Vampire Diaries and most recently appearing in Runaways as Bronwyn. MORE: Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones 'desperate' to celebrate show's success with Paul Mescal and entire crew MORE: The Society creator 'upset' by 'abrupt' cancellation of Netflix show Cooper Hefner and Scarlett Byrne are embarking on their next great adventure: parenthood! The son of Hugh Hefner tells E! News that their baby girl was born on Monday, Aug. 24 at 5:23 p.m. The newborn bundle of joy weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces. "We are overwhelmed with joy to share that our daughter, Betsy Rose Hefner, has arrived," Cooper shares in an exclusive statement. "We look forward to being home and spending time together as a family in the days and weeks ahead." As for the inspiration behind Betsy's moniker, the proud new dad says she's named after his grandmother, Betsy Aldridge-Conrad, who passed away in July 2020. "My grandmother meant the world to both Scarlett and I," he adds. This past March, Cooper and Scarlett announced they were expecting their first child together. The wonderful news came several months after the 28-year-old entrepreneur married the 29-year-old British actress during a civil ceremony in Los Angeles. Cooper Hefner and 'Harry Potter' star Scarlett Byrne have welcomed their first child. (Getty Images) Harry Potter actress Scarlett Byrne and Playboy heir Cooper Hefner have become parents to a baby girl. The 29-year-old actress - who played Slytherin student Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter movies - and the 28-year-old son of the late Hugh Hefner have welcomed their first child together. Hefner wrote on Instagram: "At 5:23pm this afternoon Scarlett and I welcomed our daughter Betsy Rose Hefner into the world. We are overwhelmed with gratitude, love and joy." Read more: Daniel Radcliffe feels 'weird' that Rupert Grint has become a father He shared pictures of the new baby and a video of Byrne, who was wearing a face mask pulled down, sharing a proud kiss. The couple were flooded with messages of congratulations from the celebrity friends. Byrne's Harry Potter co-star Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the film franchise, commented: "Oh my goodness she's perfecccct!!! congratulations!!!." Hefner and Byrne - who have been dating since August 2015 - tied the knot at a registry office in Ventura, California in November 2019. Byrne posed nude for Playboy magazine in February 2017. They announced they were expecting their first child in March. Byrne wrote on social media: "Cooper and I are delighted to share that we have a little one on the way. Our hearts are filled with gratitude and joy, and the two of us can't wait to meet the newest little Hefner." Read more: Playboy heir Cooper Hefner marries Harry Potter star Scarlett Byrne Cooper is the youngest of the late Hugh Hefner's four children. He has a brother Marston, who is just one year older than him, who the Playboy mogul fathered with second wife Kimberley Conrad. View photos Scarlett Byrne as Pansy Parkinson in 'Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince'. (Warner Bros.) More He also has a half-sister Christie, 66, and 64-year-old half-brother David, who Hef had with his first wife Millie Williams. Cooper is a businessman and was previously the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. In July he announced he is running as a Democrat for the California Senate. Hugh Hefner died in 2017 aged 91, leaving behind an estimated $50 million fortune and a business empire based around the Playboy brand.