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Hugh's a daddy!

Hugh Grant has become a father for the first time at the age of 51. The little girl is now five weeks old.

The identity of the mother has not been officially revealed, with a spokeswoman for the actor saying: "I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl. 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."

However, speculation is mounting that the mother is Chinese actress Tinglan Hong. The 32 year old dated Grant for a brief spell back in January, and was spotted heavily pregnant around London in September.

Grant has made no secret of his desire to have children, telling Vogue in 2007: "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 not to be all me, me, me."

Just a few days before Hong gave birth, he tweeted: "Recently, in my life, everything is beautiful! I’m happy."

The British actor has had several high profile relationships, most notably with socialite Jemima Khan and actress Elizabeth Hurley.

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