Hugh Grant Is A Dad

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.

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  1. Nope, sorry, he is not a dad, just a sperm donor so far. He certainly may BECOME a dad (and I hope so) if he participates in the child’s life in meaningful ways involving time and guidance and love.

  2. I really don’t get, though, why these guys don’t use condoms when sleeping around. A baby is the best it can get you 😉

  3. Wow! Did not see this one coming. Although Im not surprised, Hugh being a playboy, this could be expected. But congrats! Hope that we can see her soon!

  4. From what been reported is that he is very happy about being a dad and is very involved in his daughters life and he and the mother are on friendly terms.

  5. the baby was born on sept 26 in london’s portland hospital, it was in the london’s evening standart this evening and hugh is involved in the baby’s life so far. and yes, it is tinglan hong.

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