Hugh Grant becomes a daddy!
Wednesday 02 November 2011
Serial-dater and all round commitment phobe, Hugh Grant, has finally become a father for the first time at the age of 51 - with a woman 19 years his junior!
The Notting Hill star began a ‘fleeting affair’ with Chinese actress, Tinglan Hong, in January last year. The relationship was short and sweet; ending soon after Tinglan fell unexpectedly pregnant with the couple’s daughter.
The actor, whose little girl was born at London’s private Portland Hospital, is said to be ‘delighted’ at becoming a father. His daughter, who is yet to be named, was delivered by Caesarean section on the afternoon of September 26.
A statement released by Hugh’s spokesman last night said: ‘I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl. He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive.’
Hugh, who has previously dated the likes of Liz Hurley and Jemima Khan, was said to be on ‘friendly terms’ with the mother of his child, who reportedly has moved closer to the actors £3m home in Fulham, South-West London.
After seeing his daughter for the first time, believed to be the day after the birth, Hugh headed off to Scotland for The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship golf tournament. He is yet to personally give anything away about his newfound fatherhood.
By Natalie Mason