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oh baby Kerry actor Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander have become parents

"I now have a whole new understanding of life in general"

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Alicia Vikander has confirmed she welcomed her first child with husband Michael Fassbender earlier this year (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Alicia Vikander has confirmed she welcomed her first child with husband Michael Fassbender earlier this year (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Alicia Vikander has confirmed she welcomed her first child with husband Michael Fassbender earlier this year (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Kerry actor Michael Fassbender has become a dad, his Swedish actress partner Alicia Vikander has confirmed. 

The Oscar-winning star (32) told People magazine she and Fassbender (44) became parents earlier this year.

The 300 actor whose mother hails from Antrim, and who spent his childhood in Co Kerry, was married to Vikander in Ibiza in 2017.

The fiercely private Vikander has revealed: “I now have a whole new understanding of life in general.

“That’s pretty beautiful, and obviously will give a lot to any of my work in the future.”

The couple met in 2014 on the set of romantic drama film The Light Between Oceans, in which they played a husband and wife.

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Alicia Vikander has confirmed she welcomed her first child with Michael Fassbender earlier thIs year (Ian West/PA)

Alicia Vikander has confirmed she welcomed her first child with Michael Fassbender earlier thIs year (Ian West/PA)

Alicia Vikander has confirmed she welcomed her first child with Michael Fassbender earlier thIs year (Ian West/PA)

Vikander told Vogue in 2018 that marriage to the "X-Men" star was blissful.

"I feel I’m more happy and content than I’ve ever been," she said, calling Fassbender "one of the absolute best actors I’ve worked with."

"He was so open to wanting me to chip in new ideas and thoughts on The Light. He would be like, ‘I’m stuck; what should I do?’ and I would say, ‘You’re asking me?’ That was such a sweet thing."

Fassbender, who was born in Germany and grew up speaking Irish in Co Kerry, is known for roles in films including Shame, Steve Jobs and 12 Years A Slave.

He first began acting as a student at St Brendan's Secondary School in Killarney.

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His family had owned the West End House restaurant in Killarney, and in April of this year had applied for planning permission to turn the building - most recently operating as a hairdressers - into an acting school.

Vikander can currently be seen in "Blue Bayou" in which she plays an expectant mother.

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