The Love Actually star was about 51 when he became a dad to daughter Tabitha in 2011 with Tinglan Hong after—as his rep called it—a “fleeting affair.”
“Everyone was right all these years, saying, ‘Hugh, why don’t you have some children? It changes your life,” Grant said on Ellen when Tabitha was 6 months old. “Now that I have one, it is life changing. I recommend it. Get some!”
Admittedly, he added, Tabitha—whose name in Chinese, Jīng Xǐ, means “Happy Surprise—was “a little bit of a surprise. But it’s a very nice surprise.”
Grant took his own advice: He had two more children in quick succession, son John, with TV producer Anna Eberstein, and son Felix, with Hong, arriving within months of each other in 2012.
He and Eberstein stuck together after that, welcoming a daughter in 2015. Their third child together—and Grant’s fifth—was born in 2018, after which they got married that May.