Hugh Grant is known for being notoriously private about his life away from the cameras.
The Love Actually actor, 60, who was famously known as a serial playboy in the early noughties, is now married and the father of five children — who he welcomed in his 50s.
“Well, I was wrong, I was just plain wrong,” he said of his bachelor days during an interview on Virgin Radio in February 2020. “And children, you know. I used to roll my eyes. People would say, ‘Oh Hugh you don’t understand it’, but they were right.”
So who are the five kids that made Grant finally become a family man? Read on to find out.
How many kids does Hugh Grant have?
Grant has five children.
The actor welcomed his first child, a daughter named Tabitha, in September 2011 with his ex Tinglan Hong. Tabitha is now nine.
“I like my daughter very much,” he told The Daily Telegraph in 2012. “[She’s] fantastic.”
The following year, he welcomed his second child. He and Anna Elisabet Eberstein became parents to John Mungo, now eight, in September 2012.
But this where it gets a little confusing. Grant reunited with Hong and welcomed a third child — his second with Hong. Felix, also eight, was born in December 2012.
Felix arrived only three months after John Mungo with a five-month overlap where the two babies were in utero. It’s not entirely clear who Grant was dating at the time of Felix and John Mungo’s arrival.
The Undoing actor completed his family after getting back together with Eberstein, his future wife. They welcomed two daughters: One in March 2015 and another in December 2018. Their names are unknown.
It was actually his ex-girlfriend, the actress and model Elizabeth Hurley, who confirmed he’d had a third child with Eberstein.
“He had another one last week,” she told Andy Cohen at the time. “He has five. He was over 50 when he spawned them all. He’s an enchanting dad — really, really sweet.”
Is Hugh Grant married?
He sure is! Grant and Eberstein, 41, got married at the Chelsea Register Office on May 25, 2018.
“I should have done it before. I’m just lucky. I’ve got a great wife. I love her,” he told US Today in June 2018. “We’ve got three kids together, we live together.”
How did Hugh Grant meet Anna Eberstein?
The couple were believed to have met at the beginning of 2012. The couple welcomed John Mungo in September that year.
Eberstein was a TV producer from Sweden and the co-founder of Ace Slipper, a London-based sock company.
It’s not known how they crossed paths and struck up a romance, but they are going strong now!
How did Hugh Grant meet Tinglan Hong?
Grant reportedly met Hong in a Chinese restaurant where she working as a receptionist.
In 2011, they started to date but their relationship was mostly kept private.
The couple split after a year for reasons that aren’t known. It’s believed he met Eberstein at that time but seemingly reunited with Hong briefly.
How old was Hugh Grant when he had kids?
Grant was 51 years of age when he welcomed his first child with Hong. He was 57 when Eberstein gave birth to his fifth.
Who has Hugh Grant previously dated?
He most famously dated actress Elizabeth Hurley, who he met in 1987 while playing Lord Byron in the Spanish production Remando Al Viento.
Eight years into their relationship, Grant was caught cheating on Hurley with a sex worker in Hollywood.
“I felt like I’d been shot,” Hurley later told Barbara Walters in an interview of the moment she found out.
Meanwhile, Grant apologised for the incident in a public statement saying, “Last night I did something completely insane. I have hurt people I love and embarrassed people I work with. For both things, I am more sorry than I can ever possibly say.”
But the couple proceeded to date and only separated in May 2000. The exes have remained on friendly terms, and he’s now the godfather to her son Damian. In a selfie Damian posted in 2017, he called the actor “Uncle Hugh”.
In 2004, a few years after calling things off with Hurley, Grant dated socialite Jemima Khan. They split in 2007.
What is Hugh Grant net worth?
Grant is reportedly worth a whopping $192.8 million.