Jude Law loves children so much that he’s happily welcoming his fifth child. The baby girl’s mother is Law’s ex-girlfriend, Catherine Harding, reported People.
The 42-year-old actor, who has starred in films such as Cold Mountain, has a five-year-old daughter named Sophia whose mother is supermodel Samantha Burke. In addition, Judge has two sons, 18-year-old Rafferty and 12-year-old Rudy, and a 14-year-old daughter, Iris, with his ex-wife Sadie Frost.
A representative for Jude confirmed that Harding and Law are no longer together, but said that the two plan to co-parent.
“Whilst they are no longer in a relationship, they are both wholeheartedly committed to raising their child.”
Catherine is a singer, also known as Cat Cavelli, according to the Daily Mail.
“I can confirm the arrival of Jude Law and Catherine Harding’s daughter. Both are delighted and continue to ask that their privacy and that of their child be respected,” emphasized the actor’s rep.
Law recently was visiting the Czech Republic, reportedly for his work on the movie Spy. Catherine visited Jude on location for six weeks, during which time the baby was conceived.
Although Catherine has been mum about becoming a mum, one of her friends, Laura Coleman, used social media to celebrate the news.
“Congratulations to my best friend @CatCavelli on expecting her new baby. Can’t wait xx.”
Despite the separation with Law, Catherine is delighted to have a baby, according to the Mirror. And she has full financial support from her ex-boyfriend.
“They are both determined to be good parents to the little baby,” said a source. “It all happened very quickly. They met a little while ago and fell for one another, then Cat told friends that she was going out to Prague, that’s when it emerged that she was in a relationship with Jude.”
However, Jude has a history of complicated relationships. He dated, then was engaged to actress Sienna Miller at one point, followed by a much-publicized affair with the family’s nanny. In addition, Miller had a relationship with Daniel Craig during the same period that she was dating Jude.
Catherine and Judge are not the only celebrities who have broken up but are raising a child together. As the Inquisitr reported, actor Hugh Grant has three babies who were born within a 15-month period.
He has a son with Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein. She was reportedly pregnant during the same period as Tinglan Hong’s second child with Hugh. Hugh’s first child is a daughter named Tabitha.
Grant is also offering support to the baby moms, and he lives within walking distance of both women.
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