(UPDATE: Mail On Sunday reports that Hugh Grant and Tinglan Hong’s son is named Felix Chang Hong Grant. He was born on December 29 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, West London. Felix is the Latin word for lucky and Chang in Chinese means long-lasting.
The paper adds that Grant only told his closest friends – including Elizabeth Hurley – in the last week but swore them to secrecy. The actor decided to make the news public on Saturday after being contacted by The Mail on Sunday with a congratulatory message.)
He wrote: “In answer to some [journalists], I 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,” he added, “I am the daddy.”
His and Tinglan Hong welcomed their daughter Tabitha in September 2011. At the time his rep said their relationship was a “fleeting affair.”
However reports say the two have become more serious since the birth of their little girl. Hong is 19 years younger than Grant, 52.
Last April he 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. Now that I have [a child], it is life changing. I recommend it. Get some!”