Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley welcome their first child together

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Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have welcomed their first child together. The couple have become parents just weeks after revealing that Charlotte was expecting when she showed off a prominent baby bump at the premiere of Tom's film Legend.

Both the name and gender of the new arrival is unknown. The newborn is the first child for Edge of Tomorrow star Charlotte, while Tom has a seven-year-old son with his ex-girlfriend Rachel Speed.

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Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have welcomed their first child together

Charlotte revealed her baby bump for the first time in September, when she made a red carpet appearance alongside her husband in Leicester Square, London. The 33-year-old accentuated her growing bump in a fitted black maxi dress, and was glowing as she posed for photos with Tom as they entered the premiere.

Tom is sure to be thrilled about the new arrival, after previously telling HELLO! that being a father had given him a new sense of purpose in life, and made him "reassess my priorities".

"Being a father has given me the kind of purpose that makes you think more carefully about how you live your life," he said. "I made a lot of mistakes and I put my mum and dad through a lot because they were so worried about me.

"I take great pride in being a father and make sure I'm there for him and helping him as he makes his way in the world."

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Tom and Charlotte married in 2014

The Legend star also credited his son with helping him to focus on his career during a period of drug and alcohol addiction.

"I had no idea how to handle the industry, [how] to interact with producers, executive producers, studios," Tom told the Metro. "I was 24 – punching above my weight.

"It's taken being someone's dad, being divorced, going to rehab, having mortgages, playing different characters, doing theatre, waiting and then it not happening and then doing rather well at something, enjoying my character work, but it not being a huge amount of money."

Tom and Charlotte first met on the set of Wuthering Heights in 2009 before becoming engaged the following year. They tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in the south of France in July 2014.

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