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Hugh Grant took to Twitter over the weekend to announce that he and his girlfriend Tinglan Hong have welcomed their second child.
To make sure that he beat nosy journalists, the Cloud Atlas actor tweeted Saturday, “In answer to some journos. Am thrilled my daughter now has a brother. Adore them both to an uncool degree. They have a fab mum.”
Later, Grant wrote, “And to be crystal clear. I am the Daddy.”
He also tweeted a thank you message to his fans for the kind messages. He explained that some journalists had gotten a hold of a birth certificate, which was why he had to finally make the news public. “Hoping my family will be left in peace,” he added.
Thanks for v kind messages. Now I've confirmed (press somehow got birth certificate & were calling),hoping my family will be left in peace.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 16, 2013
According to Us Weekly, Grant and Hong welcomed their first child, daughter Tabitha, in September 2011. “He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms,” the actor’s rep said at the time, adding that it was a “fleeting affair.”
Last year, when Grant appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he called becoming a father “life-changing,” but he recommended it.