Hugh Grant met Tinglan Hong, the mother of his first child at a Chinese restaurant,the Bayee Village in Wimbledon, where she worked.
Hugh Grant, 51, met Tinglan Hong at the Bayee Village,where he dined regularly and she entertained guests by singing karaoke.
Tinglan Hong, 32, worked in the restaurant for seven years and dated its owner Marco Yu before her short relationship with Hugh Grant.
Speaking about Tinglan Hong, who was known as Tin Tin, Marco Yu told the Sunday Mirror that he was shocked at hearing his former girlfriend was pregnant with Hugh Grant’s baby.
Bayee Village restaurant owner, Marco Yu said: “She’s a nice girl and a good worker. Everybody liked her. She comes from a good family and has a masters degree in travel and tourism so is very bright.
“I haven’t seen her since she went on maternity leave but I wish her the best of luck.”
Bayee Village restaurant in Wimbledon is regularly frequented by famous people with Hugh Grant being a regular and members of the Fulham football squad.
Restaurant specials include sweet and sour sea bass and a number of dishes based on lobster.
Tinglan Hong was born in China before moving to the England where she engaged in what was named a “fleeting” affair with Hugh Grant.
The news Tinglan Hong gave birth to Hugh Grant’s first baby, a girl who is now six weeks old, caused surprise around the globe and was not planned.
Hugh Grant is not believed to have been present at the birth but he is said to have spent around half an hour with her the following day before heading to Scotland to play in a golf tournament.
According to U.S. reports, Tinglan Hong gave birth at the beginning of October, but the British media has been told that she had the child on the afternoon of September 26.
Hugh Grant’s baby girl was delivered at the private Portland Hospital in central London by Caesarean section. It is believed Tinglan Hong used the name “Sophie” for the baby during her stay at the hospital.