"I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl," publicist Carrie Gordon said in a statement Tuesday. "He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive. He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms."
Gordon did not disclose the mother's identity.
The baby was born in early October, a source tells Us Weekly, revealing: "He's not with the mum anymore but he's absolutely thrilled."
Grant was previously linked to the Chinese actress Tinglan Hong, whom he dated last spring.
Although his roguish reputation might suggest otherwise, the "Love, Actually" star hinted that he wanted kids in 2007, telling Vogue: "As much as I adore myself, I'm quite keen to find someone else to care about more. I remember reading a Warren Beatty quote when he finally had children and said what a relief it was to not be all me, me, me."
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