The 52-year-old actor Hugh Grant announce on Twitter Saturday, that he and Tinglan Hong, the mother of his one-year-old daughter, Tabitha, have welcomed a baby boy named Felix, reports People.
He actor says he is “thrilled.”
According to the birth certificate, Felix Chang was born at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, West London – where the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to have her child. It also reveals the boy’s full name as Felix Chang Hong Grant. “Felix” is the Latin word for lucky, and “Chang” in Chinese means long-lasting.
At 3.19pm, Grant posted a message on his Twitter page saying: “In answer to some (journalist), I am thrilled my daughter now has a brother,” the 52-year-old actor wrote. “Adore them both to an uncool degree. They have a fab mum.”
The “Love Actually” star added, “And to be crystal clear. I am the daddy.”
It is understood that the actor told his closest friends only in the last week, but swore them to secrecy. His ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley, who is godmother to Tabitha, was among those informed.
Last year, Grant told Ellen DeGeneres, “Everyone was right all these years, saying, ‘Hugh, why don’t you have some children? It changes your life.’ And you’re thinking, ‘Oh, shut up.’”
Grant decided to make the news public yesterday after being contacted by The Mail on Sunday with a congratulatory message.
The “Notting Hill” star and Hong have a daughter named Tabitha, who was born in September 2011.
“The two have reportedly become more serious since the birth of their little girl,” said the mag.
Grant told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres how he finally realized a month after he welcomed his daughter in to world how much having a child has changed his life.
“Everyone was right all these years, saying, ‘Hugh, why don’t you have some children? It changes your life,” he said. Now that I have one, it is life changing. I recommend it. Get some!”
“I can’t pretend it wasn’t a little bit of a surprise. But it’s a very nice surprise. In fact, the baby’s name in Chinese, because the mother’s is Chinese, means ‘happy surprise.'”
Miss Hong, who was born in Zhejiang province in eastern China and moved to Britain in 2003, is understood to have met Grant in a Chelsea wine bar in 2008.
The pair struck up an unlikely friendship before embarking on a relationship in January 2011.
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday in 2011, Mr Hodge claimed Miss Hong first met Grant in late 2008 on a night out with friends at Brinkley’s wine bar, a venue popular with well-heeled locals including England footballer Frank Lampard and cricketer Kevin Pietersen.
‘The next day she showed me this photograph on her phone with Hugh Grant. We laughed about it and she’d bring it out to show people but I didn’t think any more about it.’
Miss Hong broke off the relationship with Mr Hodge in early 2010.
In January 2011, Miss Hong was photographed with Grant in the press for the first time. This was around the time when she became pregnant with the couple’s first child.