Hugh Grant has opened up for the first time about his baby daughter, who he had with former girlfriend Tinglan Hong, admitting that he likes his first child “very much”.
Hugh Grant, 51, made the admission as he revealed he and Chinese actress Tinglan Hong had decided to call the little girl Tabitha.
The famous actor told The Guardian newspaper: “Lots of people warned me that the baby period is not that exciting.
“But I am excited, actually. I thought, well, I’ll bluff through – but very little bluffing has been required.”
Hugh Grant also said he has no regrets about becoming a father for the first time.
The actor said: “I like my daughter very much. Fantastic. Has she changed my life? I’m not sure.
“Not yet. Not massively, no. But I’m absolutely thrilled to have had her, I really am. And I feel a better person.”
Hugh Grant, who described his relationship with Tinglan Hong as a “fleeting affair”, added to the newspaper that he has no intention of starting a trust fund for his little girl Tabitha.
He explained: “My other worry is about – and as I say, there are few things in life I believe in 100 per cent – but another one is not giving your children money.
“I see nothing but f***-ups among my trust-fund friends. It’s like 99 per cent f***-ups. So I would not want to do that to my children, no.”
Hugh Grant, who has never married, has starred in films including About A Boy and Notting Hill.
In 1995, Hugh Grant starred alongside Julianne Moore in the film Nine Months, which told the story of a commitment-phobe who finds out his long-term girlfriend is pregnant.
Hugh Grant also dated Elizabeth Hurley for 13 years before they split in 2000, five years after he was caught cheating with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown.
The actor and socialite Jemima Khan then dated for three years from 2004.