Harry Potter star Devon Murray, who portrayed the role of Seamus Finnegan in the franchise, has announced the arrival of his first child with his girlfriend, Shannon McCaffrey.

Devon shared that his first child, a son, was born on January 2, 2021, weighing 6 lbs, 10 oz. He commented on the experience, “My life changed forever.” Devon and Shannon chose to name their son Cooper Michael Murray.

The Irish actor shared a little bit about Shannon’s birth experience and how she and baby Cooper are doing. “Both are doing amazing now after a very long labour and a scary few minutes at the end. I’m so amazed by Shannon and she is now my Hero. 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.” Devon’s caption exuded just how proud and happy he is to take on this new role. “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 will love you both forever until my last breath.”

Devon announced that he and Shannon, who have been dating since November 2018, were expecting in July of 2020. At the time, Devon shared that his little one’s due date was January 14th, so it looks like Cooper decided to make his arrival a bit early!

Congratulations to Devon and Shannon on welcoming their first child into the world! We wish them all the best as they take on their new role as parents.

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