Harry Potter star Scarlett Byrne expecting first child with Playboy heir Cooper Hefner

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Cooper Hefner and Scarlett Byrne are expecting their child. (Getty Images)

Harry Potter actress Scarlett Byrne is expecting her first child with Hugh Hefner’s son Cooper.

The 29-year-old actress - who played Slytherin student Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter movies - and the 28-year-old Playboy heir announced their happy news on social media.

Byrne wrote on Instagram: “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.”

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Hefner said: “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.‬”

Byrne’s Harry Potter co-star Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the film franchise, commented: “Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Glowing angel mother to be!!”

The couple - 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.

Scarlett Byrne in 'Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince'. (Warner Bros.)

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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.

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.

Hugh Hefner died in 2017 aged 91, leaving behind an estimated $50 million fortune and a business empire based around the Playboy brand.