Hugh Grant Welcomes Fling Baby
Actor, 51, is a first-time dad
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2011 8:29 AM CDT
Updated Nov 2, 2011 10:56 AM CDT
In this Monday, May 9, 2011 file photo of British actor Hugh Grant, as he poses with fans as he arrives for the European premiere of the 'Fire in Babylon' film at a cinema in London.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
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(Newser) – In a refreshingly honest statement, Hugh Grant’s spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the actor is a first-time father following “a fleeting affair.” Despite the fact that his new baby was “not planned,” the rep says, Grant is “delighted” and “could not be happier or more supportive.” Grant’s daughter was born in late September; the Telegraph reports that the mother is rumored to be 19-years-younger Chinese actress Tinglan Hong. The actor, 51, is on “very friendly terms” with the baby’s mother, the rep notes.