Anna Elisabet Eberstein would probably never have made the headlines had she not given birth to Hugh Grant’s third child.
Only 15 months months ago, Grant was 51 – and childless.
Now he has a son with Swedish television producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein to add to his two other children with lover Tinglan Hong.
Doing the math, it seems that Eberstein was pregnant at the same time as Hong, who is also the mother of his first child.
The existence of the third baby would never have been known had Grant not decided to add his name to the boy’s birth certificate a year after the birth. The father’s name was left blank at the time of registration.
It’s ironic that Hugh Grant first came to the public’s attention with the hit movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” when he, himself, has yet to manage one!
Apart from making babies, Grant has also been very active in complaining about press intrusions into his privacy, and gave evidence at the Leveson inquiry on phone hacking about this.
With a love life like his, it’s hardly surprising that he sought privacy.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, Anna Eberstein- who is thirty-something – has moved into a $4 million apartment bought for cash, and she is the sole owner.
Did 33-year-old Miss Hong know about Grant’s affair with Eberstein? Neither Grant nor his spokesman have issued any comment.
It was Anna Eberstein’s mother, Susanne, in Sweden who now spoke about her grandson – she had been sworn to secrecy for more than a year. She said simply, he was a “wonderful little cute boy.”
Grant’s first child, a daughter named Tabitha, was born to Tinglan Hong in September 2011. Within four months of this birth, Anna Eberstein became pregnant by him.
Then, three months later Tinglan was pregnant again.So, for five months in 2012, the two women’s pregnancies overlapped.
In April 2012, Grant told Ellen DeGeneres on her chat show: (see below): “Everyone was right all these years, saying, “Hugh, why don’t you have some children? It changes your life.” Now that I have a child, it is life-changing. I recommend it. Get some.’
Five months after the interview, Anna Eberstein gave birth to his son. His other son by Langlan Hong, Felix Chang, followed about 12 weeks later in December.
Both mothers and their children live within walking distance of Grant’s own house in West London.
So, what are the logistics? Are they one happy (extended) family?
What does Anna Elisabet Eberstein think of Langlan Hong?
And what do they both think about Hugh Grant?