Actor Hugh Grant has become a father for the second time and announced the news on his Twitter account – but warned the press to leave his family "in peace".
The 'Notting Hill' and 'Bridget Jones' star is "thrilled" to have welcomed a baby boy, a brother for his one-year-old daughter Tabitha, with Chinese actress Tinglan Hong (pictured) – a relationship that started out as a "fleeting affair".
The 52-year-old film star (pictured) has almost been more famous for his appearance at Britain's Leveson Inquiry and his campaigning for a more responsible press of late than for his films, and his tweets are not without a reference to that passion.
He tweeted: "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.
"And to be crystal clear. I am the Daddy.
"Thanks for v kind messages. Now I've confirmed (press somehow got birth certificate & were calling),hoping my family will be left in peace."
Grant has had relationships with high-profile figures in the past – most notably actress Elizabeth Hurley and socialite Jemima Khan.
He managed to move on from the scandal that engulfed him following his well-publicised encounter with a Hollywood prostitute in 1995.
His previous film credits include 'About A Boy', 'Love Actually' and 'Four Weddings And A Funeral'.
Meanwhile, the arrests last week of two serving members of staff at 'The Sun' mean that whole swathes of the paper's Wapping news room are on police bail. Scotland Yard has previously questioned 17 Sun journalists as part of its Operation Elveden inquiry into illegal payments to public and one more over its Operation Tuleta investigation into hacking.