Hugh Grant welcomed his second child, a son, by the same baby-mama as before

Back in November 2011, Hugh Grant announced that he had become a father for the first time when a seemingly brief relationship with Tinglan Hong resulted in an unplanned pregnancy (?), a secret gestation and a surprise birth at some point in October 2011. The way Hugh’s confirmation of his daughter’s birth was written, it really did seem like Hugh and Tinglan Hong had only been together for a few months, and that they were no longer together but we staying on good terms for the sake of the baby. Then back in March of last year, Hugh spoke highly of Tinglan calling her a “Tiger Mom” and the gist of the whole thing seemed to be that he was financially supporting Tinglan (he bought her a house, etc), but that he didn’t want to give his daughter a trust fund.

So, the whole vibe seemed… slightly unconventional, but not flat-out awful. As it turns out, Hugh and Tinglan weren’t just being nice to each other for the sake of the baby. They were still sort-of seeing each other, at least enough to have more unprotected sex (because why not). Yes, Tinglan got knocked up again, and once again the whole thing was kept secret until now, because she just gave birth. Again. To her second child in 15 months. Hugh confirmed the birth via his Twitter:

He said, “In answer to some journos, I 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.” So… what can I even say about this? Only Hugh Grant could get away with impregnating a woman TWICE and still be able to have a kind of no-strings-attached, let’s-not-get-serious vibe about the whole thing. Are they even “together”? Does it matter? Ugh!! I mean, congrats to Hugh and Tinglan. I want to know the baby boy’s name. They named their daughter Tabitha Grant (or Tabitha Hong-Grant or something). I bet the boy’s name is something traditional, maybe even Hugh’s beloved father’s name (which is James, a fine name).

UPDATE: They named the boy Felix Chang Hong Grant. That’s a mouth full!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Anmelt says:

    Second one’s name is more chinese. Felix Chang Hong Grant. I guess he would just go by Felix Grant when he gets older.

  2. Jen34 says:

    Congrats, I guess.

    More importantly, I never knew he had such bad teeth. Ick.

    • Me Three says:

      Bet my hubby someone would comment on the teeth. Frankly, I find it kind of refreshing that he hasn’t gone along with the celeb craze of buying new teeth–as in getting veneers.

      Have to say I find it eery sometimes when some old coot has bright white teeth and many celebs get teeth that are just so perfect, it’s boring! I’ve got friends who whiten daily and others who’ve saved for years to get those perfect veneers we all see on celebs. Not only does too much whitening soften your real teeth and destroy the enamel, but veneers last only for a few years before they have to be replaced.

      I guess my point is you do realize that almost every celeb in the US with perfect and brilliant white teeth don’t have real teeth?

      • Christina says:

        It’s one thing not to have gleaming glow in the dark teeth, but but at least two of Hugh’s front teeth are visably rotten. So it’s not just being ‘normal’, it’s being worse than normal. Up to him, obviously, but I do resent the double standard, as I said on another post. What I mean is that no female who was in any way connected with the entertainment industry could get away with what men get away with, and are even praised for being so ‘natural’.

    • pinns says:

      To Christina, who doesn’t have a reply button:
      Steady!! They are hardly “visibly rotten”, more like ‘slightly coloured’ – not exactly dental caries!
      Like the OP, I also didn’t even notice until now, maybe it’s a particularly bright camera flash?
      If he’s not doing a movie, perhaps he stays off the bleach.

  3. MrsBPitt says:

    ha ha…love the “adore them both to an uncool degree”…I have a feeling that Hugh and his baby momma are totally in a relationship and hugh plays it this way so that the paps (hopefully) won’t bother her and the kids so much…

  4. Mika says:

    Hugh has had such high profile relationships in the past and seemed happy to play the social game. Now that he has found a baby mother, why all the privacy? Something seems off about this whole semi-relationship malarky. Is he ashamed of her? When Daily Fail broke the story of his daughter last time around, the story was written as though the baby mother was a gold digger on the hunt for a rich lover. Is poor old Hugh sad that he got caught in her trap and that is why he doesn’t acknowledge her publicly?

  5. kibbles says:

    He’s rich and can provide for the mother and children. And he seems to be happy about being a father which is great. A lot of people in this day in age are fine with not getting married as long as both parties can get along for the sake of their children. I don’t think it is a big deal that they aren’t married nor seem to want to be in a “serious” relationship with each other. Both parents probably get along and maybe they both wanted a second child or a sibling for their first child. I think their kids will be just fine.

  6. Katie says:

    I heard somewhere his name is Felix.

    Also, Hugh Grant is looking like a malevolent Seth Meyers, nowadays.

  7. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I still can’t believe Steve Martin fathered a kid at 71 – so Hugh is a young Daddy compared to him.

    • Me Three says:

      But still too old. While men can have children at any age it doesn’t make it right. First, theres new research indicating that the children of older men are more likely to have a variety of health problems including being more than twice as likely to be bipolar or schitzophrenic. I had older parents, although compared to Hugh, Clint, Steve and Alec B, they were young–mine were in their early 40′s. They were wonderful in many ways and I loved them but, they weren’t as active as friends’ parents and my dad died when I was quite young. My mom had health problems from the time I was 10 on and I basically took care of her until she passed away.

      Obviously, these older guys are having babies with young women so while their mothers may be active and around, in the case of Steve Martin, he will be 85 when his child graduates high school. And money does not replace having a father who can actually walk you down the aisle.

      • Loira says:

        I had older parents, 53 and 43. I lost them in my 30s. I am very happy to have had them as parents, regardless of their age. Yes, I was aware that my parents were not like “other” parents, younger is the word. But t
        Even wth their human defects, they were great. My father became frail after 85, and we had to care more for him, it was a serious resposibility, but I would not have changed him for the world.
        Thanks to them I existed and became who I am.

      • jaye says:

        Blah blah…old sperm and geriatric daddies. The point is moot…the children are here. As long as there are much younger women willing to bed/marry much older men the odds are likely this phenomena will continue.

    • lbeees says:

      Ugh, that makes me so mad. My dad had me when he was older and it has sucked as *I’ve* gotten older, because there is a bunch of stuff I wonder if I’ll get to do with him. I think it’s really irresponsible.

      • Kate (newer one) says:

        My parents had me when they were very young, and frankly, they were crazy. They totally weren’t ready and my childhood wasn’t much fun.

        I think most parents do the best they can with what they have at the time, and there’s no such thing as perfect. At least older parents generally don’t live their wild years out with bewildered kids as spectators, you know?

  8. Hoya_chick says:

    The whole thing seems weird and a little fishy. Either they are together and he doesn’t want people to know for whatever reason. Or they are just hooking up. If it’s the second situation, it’s weird that he keeps knocking her up. If you aren’t with someone and it’s just casual then why keep having babies? To me a baby more so than marriage is a permanent commitment with someone. I wish people would take it more seriously. At least those kids will be taken care of. I hope he has a good relationship with them.

  9. T.C. says:

    This all seems shady. He is now using her as a baby machine but not in a serious relationship with her. Is he going to have her sign a non-disclosure agreement? Tinglan get a good lawyer girlfriend.

    • videli says:

      How about she is using him as a sperm donor? I have this scenario in my head where the lady wanted a sibling for her kid by the same father, and Hugh obliged.

      • T.C. says:

        Just going by the way he refers to her in public. No affection for her beyond being a mom to his babies. That’s not just privacy. Makes her sound like a side piece he goes to when he wants a bun in the oven. Reality could be different. Just sayin I hope she gets a lawyer to protect her parental rights. Avoids the crazy Halle Berry situation when the famous parent uses you as just a donor.

      • Kate (newer one) says:

        He fought like hell for her when she was giving birth and when she first had the baby, and the media were harassing her. Genuine rage on his part when he was talking about it to Leveson. I don’t have a clue what their relationship is and it isn’t my business, but he certainly seemed to feel a strong responsibility for ensuring she was okay, and his celebrity didn’t harm her or cause her stress.

    • Christina says:

      I don’t think he has her chained to a bed in an attic somewhere. In other words, Tinglan seems to be quite complicit with the arrangement. Maybe they both wanted kids who’d have the same parents, but don’t neccessarily want a serious relationship? Or maybe, as has been suggested, they do in fact have a serious relationship and want to keep quiet about it for their own reasons? Either way, the children will be loved and well provided for. I can think of far worse situations in which to raise children.

  10. The Original Mia says:

    I like the name Felix. Congrats to him. He does seem ridiculously happy being a dad.

  11. RN says:

    My feeling is that he’s grown up a bit and doesn’t need to live his life in the spotlight; hence, the privacy. And no, he’s not “aging horribly”. He’s aging without surgical intervention, which is something that normal people do.

  12. Patrice says:

    I know I would never bring a life into this world with some dude who was just a random/side piece-but Hugh isn’t some young guy, he’s known Tinglang for years and maybe they aren’t together now anymore than they were before but each wanted another child and thought it best for their daughter to have a sibling who shares the same parents and would be raised in the same home. Who knows? If it’s working out-so far-then I can certainly think of worse things for a kid :) I just hope that they’ve both worked out a solid legal/financial/custody agreement already. As we all know and have seen many times, relationships fall apart every day and the time to try and hash out those issues is not once things turn sour (it seems like these two might be in a bit of a bliss bubble right now-how could you not be with two new little babies?-and may have made a family in rapid fire fashion possibly w/o considering the future but again, who knows?

    • bluhare says:

      Agreed Patrice.

      Not everyone is a fame whoring gold digging baby mama, and not everyone is a dead beat dad. They probably have some sort of arrangement/agreement. They may even be together. Who knows, and who cares, as long as everyone, but most of all the children, are happy?

    • The Original Mia says:

      Well said, Patrice. I don’t understand people. These are adults, who’ve made a decision to co-parent. They already have one child together. If the relationship is working out for them, why not have another child together?

      I just read an article where co-parenting without a romantic relationship is becoming more popular with the single crowd.

  13. serena says:

    Hate the name Felix.. and with Chang Dong Grant..it sound awful, but congratulation. I really want to see those babies.

  14. Turtle Dove says:

    Congrats to them both on their new son.

    I think that Hugh is keeping the relationship low key. He hates the paps and won’t give them any fuel for their fodder.

    Social sites are fantastic for celebs to be able to cut paps and tabs off at the pass and make an announcement themselves. That would effectively kill the dollar value of stories and pictures.

  15. palermo says:

    I have gone completely off this guy. It’s like he wants to remain the eternal shy goofy bachelor. Step up, marry the woman, raise those kids and quit being a jackass.

  16. Jaded says:

    Apparently she has an abject horror of the press and paps, hence the secrecy. It’s their own business how they wish to conduct their relationship, marriage or not, and I doubt very much that he will be an absent or uninvolved father. They both just refuse to live their lives in front of the pandering media.

  17. Jayna says:

    I think they planned the baby. She has been low-key, great mom according to his praise, probably easy to get along with, not too demanding of him. I doubt they consider themselves longterm, but he feels at ease with her being the mom to his children and being co-parents the rest of their lives whether together or not. He had bought her a home not too far from his back when they weren’t together. I love that they aren’t famewhores about the children.

  18. the original bellaluna says:

    Congrats! He seems content, which is a good thing. *an aside: lots of hard consonants in that name* But I like it!

  19. Kaboom says:

    Pretty much a genius plot to avoid yellow press scrutiny of his ongoing relationship.

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    Congrats and I want to see some baby pictures…

  21. Lisa says:

    He’s just got that same unfortunate skin type as Gordon Ramsey. I just don’t think it was ever in the cards for him to age well skin-wise no matter what sun exposure he got. I’d be very impressed if he doesn’t succumb to botox or lifts.

    • Jayna says:

      I think you are right when I think about it. Since he was in his mid thirtes, when he smiled, his deeper lines from the outside area of his eyes went very long and deep. He was younger before, so it was actually just character on his handsome, more youthful face added with beautiful eyes and his great mop of longish-on-top hair back then. But I guess it was a forecasting of how he was going to age as far as deeper lines on his face. Plus, I think he was a smoker for a long time and he does golf a lot and he does seem to drink a lot, which all of that doesn’t help.

  22. Mary says:

    Just a lazy immature man who can’t be bothered to marry/have a relationship. Money doesn’t buy happiness. Rise of the casual daddy!!

  23. EscapedConvent says:

    It’s his line to Andie MacDowell at the end of “Four Weddings…”:

    “Would you consider…not marrying me?”

  24. lulu1 says:

    Apparently, the baby was born back in December, and you have 45 days to declare it – which they missed! Can you imagine that? That’s taking keeping things private to a new level!

  25. Louise says:

    Very dodgy woman, that mother. I remember her ex boyfriend was super suprised by her having a child with a celeb as he thought he was dating her! He seemed to be very suspicious of her, having dated her over a year but nothing in her life made sense. She lived in a flat with constant “visitors” from what he could find out from n’bours and had a tonne of cash to splash. Before she’d even met Hugh Grant she was mixing in high flying sets, skiing in Aspen, top to toe designer, that kind of thing. She never once told him what she did for a living, being very vague about a business and giving little info away. From what he was saying, he still loved her and wanted to out her but didn’t have quite enough evidence or the balls to do so. I think she probably is a prostitute. Not even a good looking one! There again I think Hugh likes thoses sorts. She prob wanted a famous family so is paying him for babies! He did say she did contact him again after the baby was born wanting a relationship again as she is not with Hugh, and never was, but he refused. It seemed a shame, he & her seemed to be made for each other if only she had been honest or got a clean life. The media got really interested in her after this, stalking her front door etc but Hugh got mad & stepped in and it hasn’t happened since. Not sure whether he moved her or got some sort of injunction out but either way she vanished from the press. Successfully enough, we never see her or either child.

    The reason Hugh looks so old is because he hasn’t taken care of himself. He’s lived a bacholor life of excess, and that never does the body or looks any good! You can only live in the fast lane for so long before bits and pieces start to fly off!

    • Liberty says:

      Whatever makes them happy. A friend pointed out a story about Tinglan’s background on something called Bellenews.com. She apparently said she did import/export out of her flat though she had a hotel management degree, while her ex (a luxury car dealer a few years older than Hugh) was paying the bills and keeping her in new cars though he hadn’t seen her in a few months prior to learning about baby number one. She seems to be a jolly lifestyle hunter. And certain photos of her don’t seem publicity shy, to say the least. The ex liked her funny and crazy side, he said. All in all, she sounds like an industrious match for Hugh.

    • Loira says:

      I think the ex is not so nice, he not only broke the story to the press, but he gave them pictures of her in a bikini possing suggestively, I understood that she emailed him the pics when she went back to China for a while. Pics that he gave to the press. Not nice.
      He was probably bitter and decided to cash in.

  26. Louise says:

    Just wanted to add, he’s super gross. The worst possibly sort of “man”. And she’s as bad as he is. So poor kids :(

    Hugh could’ve had it all but as an emotionless selfish berk he’s let it all slip through his fingers. This guy just can’t keep it classy.

  27. fabgrrl says:

    impregnating a woman TWICE and still be able to have a kind of no-strings-attached, let’s-not-get-serious vibe about the whole thing

    When did Hugh Grant become a professional athlete?

  28. Onyx XV says:

    That’s cool. Whatever works! I bet the kids are cute, I’m curious to see a picture but I totally understand how private he is.

    On another note, he used to be such a cutie himself and tis a shame he is NOT aging well.

  29. Suze says:

    Congrats on a healthy baby!

    That said, it’s absurd to think that Hugh Grant would be hounded by the paps if he were to be open about his relationship with this woman and if he were to appear in public with his family. There are so many celebrities who are far more famous who manage to keep their partners and families private. It’s not impossible.

    I think it’s probably exactly the relationship he has stated publicly – casual, not committed and mutually agreeable to both of them: he gets kids that he doesn’t have to take care of, she gets kids and a steady income stream.