Grant announces second child

Last updated 05:00 18/02/2013
Hugh Grant
DADDY AGAIN: Hugh Grant has announced via Twitter that his daughter now has a baby brother.

Relevant offers


Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis and Gal Gadot freaked out by Jon Hamm's driving Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood on how the sci-fi series changed her life Auckland Museum exhibition Volume tells the stories behind the music The Vengaboys: Boom boom boom boom Alice Snedden: Let's talk about sex (ism) Emily Barclay on The Light Between Oceans and working with Rachel Weisz Movie Review: I, Daniel Blake Armageddon-bound Princess Jasmine on Aladdin's legacy, Genie-us of Williams Spellbound: Why TVNZ's spelling bee needs to improve if it is to return Marti Friedlander: 'At this time of your life, everything is courage'

Hugh Grant has announced he has become a father for the second time after Tinglan Hong gave birth to a baby boy.

"In answer to some journos (journalists)," the British actor posted on the social media website Twitter, "am thrilled my daughter now has a brother. Adore them both to an uncool degree. They have a fab mum."

"And to be crystal clear. I am the Daddy," he added in a second tweet.

Grant, 52, who is best known for such films as "Notting Hill" and "About a Boy," did not reveal the child's name on Twitter.

The actor and Hong had their first child in 2011, when his spokeswoman said in a statement that the baby girl was the result of a "fleeting affair" but Grant "could not be happier or more supportive''.

Days later, Hong won a court injunction in Britain "prohibiting harassment" of her and the child after she said paparazzi had made her life unbearable. Grant is a strident critic of Britain's tabloid newspaper culture.

On his Twitter message on Saturday, Grant mentioned that the press had obtained his baby boy's birth certificate and were making inquiries. "Now I've confirmed ... hoping my family will be left in peace," he wrote.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content