Jude Law raised eyebrows when insisted he only had three children The Late Show With David Letterman.
The British actor - who is father to Rafferty, 12, and Rudy, seven, and daughter Iris, nine with ex-wife Sadie Frost, but also announced this year he was fathering a fourth child, who was born in September - told how he was taking the children on holiday for Christmas and was asked how many kids he had.
Jude said assuredly: "I've got three."
The Sherlock Holmes star, who turns 37 on December 29, revealed: "I'm going away (for Christmas). I usually try and take the children on a bit of an adventure but to be honest I'm pretty tired out so we're just going to go and take it easy on a beach.
"Sea and surf and fishing. I love it, that's what I'm best at actually, just hanging out on a beach. I don't surf, I'm English."
Jude announced earlier this year he was expecting a fourth child with an unnamed woman and intended to financially support it.
Samantha Burke, who gave birth to daughter Sophia in September, then came forward as the mother of his child and has remained in the public eye, while he is yet to see his new daughter.