Jude Law lawyers up and then meets his lovechild

Jude Law has finally met his five month old daughter, Sophia, born after a week-long fling he had with a NY-based cocktail waitress who couldn’t wait to confirm her pregnancy to the press. The baby’s mother, Samantha Burke, sold the first photos of the tot for a reported $300k, and gave an accompanying interview to Hello! that made it sound like she was holding out hope for a reunion with Law. She admitted that Law had yet to meet the baby or send a present but said “I hope for him to be just as good a dad as he is to his three children by Sadie Frost…. He’ll fall in love with her when he sees her.”

According to The Sun, Law did finally meet little Sophia, for whom he acknowledged paternity back when Burke was pregnant. (They have a picture of the baby and she does bear a striking resemblance to him.) He did it in the company of lawyers, though, which makes it sound like more of a financial support agreement than the fatherly reunion that Burke was holding out hope for. Law flew down to Miami, Florida for the meeting. Burke now lives in Pensacola, Florida, with her family.

ALFIE star JUDE LAW has finally met his lovechild – with his lawyer in tow.

The actor, 37, flew to Florida last week to thrash out his role in bringing up Sophia.

Jude, who fathered the five-month-old baby girl during a fling with model Samantha Burke, met celebrity lawyer Maurice Kutner for six hours in Miami on Thursday, ahead of the summit.

Jude, who has rekindled his romance with Factory Girl star SIENNA MILLER, looked stressed arriving in Miami on Wednesday.

Asked if he was set to meet Sophia for the first time, he replied: “It’s nothing to do with you.”

Samantha, 25, her mum Lea and Sophia are staying at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental – a few hundred yards from the star’s hotel.

On Saturday, Jude and Samantha – with two men thought to be her lawyers – were seen entering a local office block where their agreement is believed to have been sealed.

[From The Sun]

In January, we heard that Law had called Burke around Christmastime and promised to meet Sophia “within a few weeks.” That story was in News of The World, which also said that Burke was of course hoping to rekindle her relationship with Law and that she was considering moving to London “for her career,” and not necessarily to be closer to her baby’s famous father. Now that Law is probably engaged to his on-again partner in skeeze, Sienna Miller, we can assume that there’s no chance that he’ll even go back to Burke for a free refill. He’s not known for his sense of ethics, but he saw what happened the last time he hooked up with Burke and he’ll be paying for it for the next 18 years.

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  1. mslewis says:

    Well, Jude is doing what he has to do for the child. Maybe he was working out visitation in the future. Whatever. He got what he deserves and maybe he’ll think twice before hooking up with another ‘ho. (And I don’t think the encounter was “week long” I think it was more like “hour long.”)

  2. UrbanRube says:

    He looks like a scary elf in that top picture. This situation is just sad all around, but especially for that tiny child with the absent father and the delusional mother. Money won’t make up for what they lack.

  3. Francis says:

    I can’t believe that he met his daughter in front of the Lawyers! What is this world coming to?!

  4. The Damn Nation says:

    Francis, given the mother’s clearly a money-hungry vampire, I’d take a couple of lawyers too! Not to mention a crucifix and garlic necklace…

  5. Feebee says:

    We never hear (though it’s probably none of our business) what happens to the money these mothers like Ms Burke raise through selling their child on magazine covers. It should be taken into account when asking for child support from stupid famous wealthy fathers.

  6. Obvious says:

    @The Damn Nation, i’m so with you. a few priests or the pope wouldn’t be out of line on this one too.

  7. Green Is Good says:

    The woman held a press conference announcing to the world she was preggers by Jude Law, so I can fully understand why he hadn’t seen the kid up until now, AND why he brought his lawyers. She’s a straight-up gold-digger, and Jude is straight-up stupid for not wearing a condom.

    He badly needs to get a vasectomy, because he’s an immature, horny jackass.

  8. Jazz says:

    I guess there will be a tell all interview from her now, detailing every single moment of Jude’s first meeting with his child. You know cause Mama needs more $$$ for the kid.

    Hopefully he will have a relationship with his daughter that doesn’t involve the media or the fame****ing baby mama.

  9. Danielle says:

    It’s about Got Damm time!@!!! This arsehole has had time for about 1,000 vacations and 3,000 PDA’s with the skankiest woman on the planet, he might have been able to manage to get over there before now!

    I hope he and his current STD petri dish don’t reproduce. That’s all the world needs. I can’t think of a worse mother than Slutty Miller.

  10. TG says:

    I agree with everyone on here.

  11. lilred says:

    Gee, Danielle don’t hold back tell us how you really feel.

  12. Tia C says:

    @ Green is Good: Good point! I wonder why he doesn’t get a vasectomy now? He’s got more than enough spawn at this point. And it’s not even like his genes are that spawn-worthy. He’s a bow-legged creepy wispy little guy…

  13. LolaBella says:

    I think he brought the lawyers to work out the financial agreements for the child for the next eighteen years.

    I think that even though he acknowledges paternity that he will not play an active part in the little girl’s life because of the mother’s need to be a famewhore.

    That said, the mother is clearly a gold-digger who will milk the child’s paternity for the rest of her life.

    I am hoping that one of the things that Jude made her agree to is to stop going to the media and pimping the little girl out for money. I think that is the most distasteful part of this whole story, IMHO.

    Even if the child will only see Jude once a year at least she will be well looked after until she becomes an adult.

  14. kim says:

    I love Jude Law, and he is taking care of his business all the hate and nasty comments is not needed.

    Stay Strong Jude.

  15. Sincerity says:


    You made some very good points; however, I hope that Jude Law will decide to become a reasonably attentive father to his daughter. There’s no point in Ms. Burke deluding herself. It’s somewhat obvious that Jude has little or no emotional attachment to her and by publicly parading her pregnancy, she only pushed him further away from her. If a man wants to be with you, he will be consistently available for you and this does not seem to be the case for Ms. Burke.

  16. Danielle says:

    All these nimwads blasting the mother for being a fameho, you may be right. That is why it is a good idea to know someone more than 20 minutes before sitcking an unsheathed peepee inside of them. It’s not the baby’s fault that mama is a money grubbing fameho. He picked her coochie and he needs to do the right thing.

  17. Danielle says:

    PS the way that Ms. Burke is pimping this baby out for her own income is repulsive.

  18. Gwen says:

    @Tia C: His children with Sadie Frost are IMO adorable and seemingly very well well-adjusted. Considering the behaviour of their parents that’s quite an accomplishment.. Who knows how this one will turn out. The mother seems like a famewhore and Jude seems like.. well, a whore too but since he’s back with Sienna he might stop whoring around at least for a while..

  19. TG says:

    I think Danielle is upset because of the abandonment of a child (if reports are true). I can’t even imagine what it is like for a child to grow up knowing their daddy loves and adores his first children but not them, money means very little to a child. I wonder how other celeberity children feel, such as Marc Anthony’s children from his first marraige and Tom Cruise’s first kids.

  20. Tia C says:

    @ Gwen: I’ve never seen pix of his kids with Sadie Frost and wouldn’t comment on their appearance anyway, only on his, lol. But I take your word for it. Obviously she must be doing a good job despite who she spawned with.

  21. Jessica says:

    i’m a girl and i don’t think it’s fair a one night stand should cost a man 18 years of child support. yes, he should’ve protected himself. but it’s 50% her fault as well. so why should HE be the only one suffering? if I were a dude and faced with this kind of nightmare, I would just pay up and NOT ever see the woman or the child. yes, it’s unfair to the child but why should u give the golddigging media whore exactly what she wants? money AND time AND media attention? this stuff happens FAR too many times with men that have some money. It’s sickening to watch as I know some men that were caught in these AWFUL predicaments.

  22. mslewis says:

    TC, Tom Cruise is seen often with his older kids. He seems to be very attentive to them in photos. I don’t know about Marc Anthony but I do remember seeing a photo of him with one of his older sons at some sort of game.

    As far as Jude is concerned, I think it might be difficult for him to feel close to this child because he was trapped into becoming her father. I’m hoping he will eventually bring the girl into his life. What happen was not her fault.

  23. yadira says:

    I would assume that the lawyers were also there to make an agreement with the mother for “silence” since she has been telling every detail. At least that would be the smart thing to do in exchange for more money and a relationship with the bebe.

  24. Camille says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more Jessica.

  25. Danielle says:


    The only statement you made that counts is “It’s unfair to the child” That is the ONLY thing that matters. if he hadn’t wanted this consequence he could have gotten a magazine and a jar of vaseline. If a man or a woman plays around then this is a natural consequence.

  26. Iggles says:

    @ Danielle:
    “I hope he and his current STD petri dish don’t reproduce. That’s all the world needs. I can’t think of a worse mother than Slutty Miller.”

    Truer words have never been spoken! :D

  27. Ashley says:

    I feel sorry for this kid. He’ll never see it and that poor thing will grow up seeing “daddy” with his kids (who he’s constantly photographed on vacation with), who he obviously loves more.

    There is no hope for this kid; a father who hates you before your born and wants no part of your life (how often do you think ole Jude’s going to be in Pensacola?) and a mother obsessed with snatching a movie star (not even a famous one anymore). It’s all so sad.

  28. Erin says:

    25?? She’s supposed to be 25? HA! 35 I would believe.

  29. j says:

    i too am a girl and agree with Jessica
    March 1st, 2010 at 5:16 pm.

  30. H says:

    Oh poor Jude, he has to pay some money for a child he helped create, how horrid. GMAFB he’s a man in his thiries with 3 kids, he knows how babies are made, it is easy use, a CONDOM. The only one suffering is the child because a father is important. And even though I think mommy is a golddigger, raising a child is not like having a plant, they take work to raise. One day she is going have a child asking questions about this whole situation and it will probably be very sad and unpleasant for all involved.

  31. princess pea says:

    Heh. Imagine if the lawyers went to argue that Jude should get custody and raise the baby with his other kids. Poor little attention-seeker would be out a paycheck, then.

    Really, though, I think this “baby needs a father or her life will suck” schtick is stupid. A lot of people have really bad fathers (or mothers) and would better off without them. A lot of people never know one or both of their biological parents, and it doesn’t destroy their lives. Especially given that this comment seems to come from people who kind of hate Jude, I wonder why they think he’s such a vital ingredient in the life story.

    And just because this is eating at me: Danielle, how exactly is one’s sexual history a predictor of their ability to parent? Most people I know keep their kids and their sex lives fairly separate, so I wonder why you think that “sluttiness” makes someone a bad parent. If that’s the case, there’s a lot of fucked up children in the world’s future. I’ve known a lot of girls who go through a slutty phase in their twenties… not to mention the men.

  32. Danielle says:

    ummm, because she’s a stupid drug-addicted lying selfish prat who has devastated the people closest to her.

    Slutty isn’t a bad thing, slutty and evil are. Throw in irresponsible and ditzy and you’ve got the world’s worst mother.

    And the point is how can a kid go through life knowing that her dad passionately loves his “real children” and she was just an afterthought as he buttoned his pants.