Hugh Grant Baby – Hugh Grant has signed on for a new role, being a dad to a new baby. The actor’s rep confirmed the news Tuesday that he now has a daughter. The mother’s identity has not been revealed, but Us magazine reports that he was linked to Chinese actress Tinglan Hong in April.
The actor has never married. He dated actress Elizabeth Hurley from 1987 to 2000. The filmmaker also dated British writer and socialite Jemima Kahn from 2004 to 2007.
“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. He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms,” the new dad’s spokeswoman said in an email to Reuters.
Within the film industry, he is cited as an anti-movie star who approaches his roles like a character actor, with the ability to make acting look effortless. The entertainment media’s coverage of his life off the big screen has often overshadowed his work as a thespian. He has been vocal about his disrespect for the profession of acting, his disdain towards the culture of celebrity, and hostility towards the media.
The baby was born in early October.
In a career spanning 30 years, Grant has repeatedly claimed that acting is not a true calling but just a job he fell into.