Though it took decades before actor Hugh Grant took the leap into parenthood, it seems he is fully embracing it these days. Reports indicate that Grant is expecting his fourth child in just four years. What’s the scoop on this one?
Entertainment Tonight reveals that Hugh Grant’s new babe will be his second with girlfriend Anna Eberstein, a Swedish television producer. The couple welcomed son John Mungo Grant in 2012. Eberstein was recently spotted in London with what appeared to be a baby bump, and now sources are confirming that the couple is expecting again.
Grant’s path to fatherhood has been an unusual one. Though he dated model Elizabeth Hurley for about 13 years before the two split, they never had children together. Grant went on to have other romances, including a relationship with Jemima Khan that lasted for about three years. There had been rumors of an engagement, but ultimately they were said to have split amicably in 2007.
Many were shocked when after nearly five decades of remaining fairly commitment-free in terms of marriage or children, the actor welcomed daughter Tabitha with Tinglan Hong in September 2011. The two had reportedly started seeing one another after meeting at a bar in January 2011, details E! Online.
Hugh’s second child, his first with Eberstein, also came as a surprise. In fact, though the child was born in September 2012, Grant was not revealed as the father until after the child’s birth certificate was re-registered and he was added as the father. In the midst of all of this, Grant had reunited with Hong for a bit, and they welcomed son Felix in December 2012. That means the pregnancies for Hong and Eberstein overlapped for a bit.
Though Grant waited nearly five decades to become a father, it seems he is more than happy to embrace it now. Hugh commented in 2012 that having children changed his life, and he definitely recommended it, noted the Daily Mail. As of early 2014, Grant, Eberstein and Hong all lived in close proximity to one another, and it seems he is quite involved in each of the children’s lives.