Surprising news for Bridget Jones star Hugh Grant!
The British actor, 51, became a dad for the first time, welcoming a baby girl in early October, Us Weekly reports.
“I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl,” a rep for the About a Boy actor said in a statement. “He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive. He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms.”
The identity of the baby’s mother has not yet been revealed. Although in April, Grant was romantically linked to stunning Chinese actress Tinglan Hong.
“He’s going to be a great dad!” the source tells Us. “He’s beaming about his daughter. He’s not with the mum anymore but he’s absolutely thrilled.”
In 2007, Grant opened up to Vogue about wanting to become a father. “As much as I adore myself, I’m quite keen to find someone else to care about more. I remember reading a Warren Beatty quote when he finally had children and said what a relief it was to not be all me, me, me.”
The Love Actually star famously dated model mom Elizabeth Hurley for 13 years before parting amicably in 2000.