Hugh Grant becomes a father for the fourth time in four years
The actor's Swedish girlfriend Anna Eberstein gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday
Hugh Grant has become a father for the fourth time after his Swedish girlfriend Anna Eberstein gave birth to a baby girl.
The 55-year-old’s fourth child in four years was born to Ms Eberstein, 37, on Wednesday, reported Swedish regional newspaper Sundsvall Tinding.
The paper said: “Anna Eberstein from Sundsvall has had her second child with film star Hugh Grant.
“The newest member of the family saw the light of day for the first time last Wednesday.”
Ms Eberstein, who is already mother to Mr Grant’s second child, John, and her family are said to be overjoyed by the birth.
Her mother, Susanne, a judge and left-wing politician, confirmed the arrival to Swedish newspaper Örnsköldsviks Allehanda.
She said: “I can confirm that I have another grandchild.
“It is wonderful that we now have grandchildren.”
Anna’s brother Christian Eberstein told MailOnline: “We are a wonderful family and we all love each other very much.
“As a family we are very loving towards everyone both those who have been in the family for a long time and those who newly have become part of this family.”
Ms Eberstein appeared to be pregnant in October, although neither party has responded to questions about the paternity of the child.
However the couple are believed to have bought a villa on Sweden's south coast, to be close to Ms Eberstein’s family, according to Sundsvall Tinding.
The vendor, Magnus Ploman, told Swedish newspaper Dina Pengar: “I do not think Mr Grant will come here to show off and be seen, and build some huge bungalow with pools and stuff.
“They are having their second child and it is a great site with lots of space where you can put up swings and other things for children.”
Mr Grant’s ex girlfriend Liz Hurley seemed to confirm the baby was his last month on American chat show Watch What Happens: Live.
When asked whether he was surprised that Hugh now had three children with one more on the way, she said: “Yeah, because he was over 50 when he had all of them, so yeah it is surprising. But he is a good daddy, very good.”
Mr Grant and a pregnant Ms Eberstein were seen walking through Paris’ Jardin Des Tuilleries in November.
But last year, he told Swedish newspaper Nöjesbladet they were no longer together, although he did say they were still close.
Mr Grant has two other children, a daughter, Tabitha, four, and Felix, two, with Chinese-born receptionist and actress Tinglan Hong.