Hugh Grant is father for second time

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 – a relationship that started out as a “fleeting affair”.

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The 52-year-old film star has almost been more famous for his appearance at the 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.”