Hugh Grant welcomes a daughter

hugh-grant-getty.jpgSurprise! With very little fanfare or warning, Hugh Grant announced that he welcomed his first child in October.

The 51-year-old is the proud father of a brand new daughter, the actor's rep confirms to E! News. "I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl," Carrie Gordon says. 

Though Grant is happy with his new bundle of joy, it was an unexpected surprise -- and he's not dating the unnamed mother anymore. "He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive," Gordon tells E!. "He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms."

Despite a high-profile 13-year relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley, Grant has yet to settle down. As for the identity of the mother of Grant's child, British press speculated earlier in 2011 that Tinglan Hong, a woman he was seen around London with, was his girlfriend, and the rumors became more persistent after she appeared to be pregnant in photos.

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