Jude Law to pay reported $5,000/month in child support, see baby 2x/year

News of the World purports to have the details of the custody agreement that Jude Law worked out with the mother of his baby and one-time desperate hookup, Samantha Burke. Law is to pay just $5,000 a month in child support and will see his baby daughter Sophia twice a year. He only met the five month-old baby for the first time earlier this month when he flew to Florida with his lawyer to work out custody. Law is also providing support for his three biological children with his ex wife Sadie Frost: sons Rafferty, 13, and Rudy, 7, and daughter Iris, 9. Still, $5,000 a month seem really low for a movie star with several endorsement contracts. News of The World’s story could be accurate – they’ve run exclusive stories that sound straight from Burke in the past.

JUDE Law has agreed to meet his lovechild twice a year – after thrashing out a deal with the baby’s mum.

The Sherlock Holmes star held talks with Sam Burke at a hotel in Miami, Florida, to sort out visits to see daughter Sophia. It was also the first time Jude, 37, had seen the tot who was born five months ago.

A pal of model Sam said: “Jude will visit his daughter at least twice a year, once around Christmas.”

The written deal was thrashed out by Jude’s lawyer, along with child maintenance – believed to top $5,000 (£3,292) a month – and an agreement not to talk about her fling with Jude.

Dad-of-four Law, who is back dating actress Sienna Miller, barely spoke to Sam, 25. The pal added: “He was quite stand-offish with her. He cuddled Sophia and admitted she looked beautiful but his visit was fleeting and seemed mainly businesslike.”

[From News of the World]

I’m thinking that Burke dropped her asking price in exchange for Law visiting their daughter. She has definitely capitalized on her tie to Law, but her need to have some sort of relationship with him seems to be clouding her already messed up judgment. She sounded so needy in her Hello! interview, and when her rep confirmed paternity when she was pregnant, she joked “Check back in six months. Maybe she and Jude will be getting married.” Jude probably flirted with her for ten minutes, promised to visit the baby, and patted himself on the back for saving hundreds of thousands in child support.

Jude hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend. Kaiser saw most of it and reports that he “was pretty good but didn’t do many skits.” She adds that he “looked nice though.” That man can charm the pants and the child support right off of you. Here’s a link to clips from Jude’s hosting gig as well as a recap.

Jude is shown at the Tokyo Sherlock Holmes premiere on 2/19/10. Credit: Fame Pictures


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  1. niamh (neev) says:

    Hate women who make men into fathers without their consent.

  2. canadianchick says:

    Sienna likely will be poking teeny holes in the condoms soon. That guy is the Emperor of Manwhores. Feel sorry for his kids, how embarrassed they will be as they grow up.

  3. embertine says:

    niamh, he’s a grown-up – it’s his responsibility too. It’s not as though they were in a relationship and had agreed she would be on the pill, and then she came off without asking him. I agree that is despicable, but that’s not what happened here.

  4. N.D. says:

    2 niamh, embertine

    and incidents do happen too. The typical use pregnancy rate among condom users varies from 10 to 18% per year. The perfect use pregnancy rate of condoms is 2% per year.

    So if the man chooses to have sex with a woman he should accept the risk of becoming a father. Especially when it’s random women of whose contraception habits he can’t be sure.

  5. Jackie says:

    Well, twice a year is still plenty of time to nurture a healthy relationship. NOT!!!! Obviously he doesn’t care about this child at all and this is just a gesture. What a puke!!!

  6. Sandy says:

    I used to kind of like this guy, but every time I see him now, I think it was just the pretty face. He seems to have turned out to be a total douche.

    Both of these two suck trying to weasle whatever they can out of the deal. The only one who loses in the end is the child.

  7. dude says:

    I actually like when crap like this happens. It really teaches a man that you cant just always have a care-free one night stand. There will be consequences!! There are TONS of different forms of birth control, at this point there really is no excuse. If you dont want to get pregnant you wont!!
    **niamh, be serious! He is a adult & im pretty sure he can afford a condom or two.

  8. Lala11_7 says:

    And to think years ago, I thought he was so captivating…and to find out he’s a bargain basement “Playa”…SO HEARTBROKEN!!!

  9. mslewis says:

    According to some Brit ragmags from a couple of years ago (before Ms.Burke), Jude is not as rich as people might think. It seems Sadie took him for a ride when they divorced and the child support for their three kids is supposedly high. It was said he had to move out of and sell the place he was living and move into a less expensive apartment.

    I’m assuming at the meeting of lawyers, Jude’s financial status was brought up and it was concluded that $5K was all he could afford now. Otherwise, I’m sure Ms. Burke would have insisted on taking him to court to get more. Apparently there wasn’t any “more” there. Remember, Jude Law is not exactly in the $20M/picture league. Ms. Burke is probably now wishing she had bonked a famous football player!! She would have gotten way more money for the kid.

  10. CathyT says:

    $60 thousand a year is plenty generous, but Jude better start seeing this child more than twice a year.

  11. Disco says:

    I don’t understand the whole “she trapped him into being a father” argument. If condoms are too much of a bother (whatever) he could certainly have a vasectomy or God forbid–be celibate. Do I think this trick was THRILLED to be pregnant with Jude’s baby? Sure. But it wouldn’t be possible for her to get “accidentally” pregnant if he took care of things himself.

  12. Wresa says:

    “…mother of his baby and one-time desperate hookup, Samantha Burke.”
    I don’t think Jude Law has any trouble getting laid to the point of “desperate. He probably screws everything he sees and was unlucky this time. If he were careful, he would have picked someone more discreet.

    “See baby 2x a year”
    Why even bother?

    niamh – So what, she raped him?

  13. Bodhi says:

    Um… Sophia is his biological child too…

  14. princess pea says:

    My new career plan involves sleeping with a random famous guy, getting pregnant, not telling him until a few weeks before the baby comes and then making 5 K a month for the next 18 years. Because a baby is a lot of work, and a serious responsibility, but it’s also more fulfilling than the stupid crap I do all day for not even close to that kind of money.

  15. Tia C says:

    @ princess pea: I was thinking the same thing! Nice work if you can snag it!

  16. hatsumomo says:

    Good Idea Princess, while you’re at it, see if he has any equally wealthy friends too, will you?

    I have to admit, Im still gonna love Jude. He may be scummy, but at least its an honest out in the open scummy that takes care of his kids and dosent shirk responsibility. Has anyone on this post ever actually received child support in the US? Are you aware how utterly lucky this tramp is to even get anything!?!? My mother only got $120 per kid for my sisters dads and mine didn’t pay jack crap. Try raising a child on that why don’t you! Seriously, Im so good with money and know how it is possible to raise four kids on twenty grand a year, I just dont see how its so impossible for these hos to ask for $100k and justify it. It blows my mind.

  17. Sigh. says:

    Her pregnancy didn’t take her away from a high-paying or demanding job/career, rendering her unable to earn future income in her chosen field.

    She was not in a committed relationship with him for any amount of time to claim a certain “lifestyle.” And I’m sure the only promise made concerning their future was to “pull out in time.”

    She’s living with family in FL, so no big mortgage/rent.

    Still a baby – no private school tuition for little Sophia.

    This is CHILD support – meaning it’s for the infant to live off of, momma’s still gotta getta job. In the hands of highly-paid lawyers, $60K annually sounds about right.

    And like hatsumomo said – she’s one of the few moms who will actually get her money, so she still comes out way ahead for 5 mins work (that’s right, I said it).

    SOPHIA is the one getting the shaft…

  18. macbeth says:

    there’s a video on youtube(you can get the link on justjared)
    where this coсksucker beats a woman at miami airport when he was there a couple weeks ago

    this psyсhopath should be locked up in the mental house

  19. macbeth says:

    Jude Law

    The prototypical psychopath has deficits or deviances in several areas: interpersonal relationships, emotion, and self-control.
    Psychopaths gain satisfaction through antisocial behavior, and do not experience shame, guilt, or remorse for their actions.
    Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming someone else, or denying it outright.
    Psychopaths also lack empathy towards others in general, resulting in tactlessness, insensitivity, and contemptuousness.
    All of this belies their tendency to make a good, likable first impression.
    Psychopaths have a superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything without concern for accuracy or truth.

  20. Kim says:

    2 times a year!!!! Why bother? How selfish. Either have her in your life, she is your daugter for goodness sake! or get out of hers 100% so she can have a solid father figure in her life not one who shows up less often than Santa Claus & the Easter bunny!

    What a total scumbag loser Jude is!

  21. Kim says:

    It takes 2 to tango. Even if she had every motive of having his love child he could have prevented it by 1) Not sleeping with her 2) USING PROTECTION!
    He is a scum bag, this isnt first time he has done something very scummy. Its a pattern w him. Sienna must be glutton for punishment because if she marries him he WILL cheat on her for sure.

  22. Kim says:

    Has Eddie Murphey ever met Angel his daughter with Mel B . Just asking?

  23. Dawn says:

    A dummy and a cad for parents? I feel sorry for Sophia.

    @#19, my dad is one. Growing up I didn’t see him too much and not a cent of child support. I went to work at 15 to help out my family and buy school clothles. Years later now that he’s old and sick he want a daugther. I think not. Never been there for me for anything. He didn’t even show up at the wake when my mother passed away.

    Good luck little one, you’re going to need it.

  24. macbeth says:


    you think right.
    everything has its price in this world

  25. Obvious says:

    it said at least twice. I’m betting that’s the way it will stay until she’s a bit older and then he’ll probably see more of her-without psycho mom.

    i still like him

  26. Raven says:

    Clearly, this woman’s aim was to trap him by becoming pregnant. She’s now making $60K a year for sitting at home.
    She was conniving and got at least part of what she wanted.

    He was aimless. Considering that he’s supporting a number of children, what the heck does he think might happen when he screws a stranger? If ever there was a scenario for the phrase, “an accident waiting to happen” this is it. He was clueless and is now paying (in a lot of ways) for being so damn stupid.

  27. Camille says:

    I think its a fair deal to be honest. Better than some men out there who have nothing to do with children that they didn’t want. No man should be forced to be a father if they didn’t want to be in the 1st place.
    He might be an idiot but I still like him, I still think he’s a good actor (which is the most important thing as his private life is his alone) and I still think he’s hot (bad hair and all lol).

  28. lrm says:

    Um,he was with and married to the mother of his first 3 kids-for I think a decade…so I hardly think those kids should be ‘embarassed’ about him. He has always maintained a relationship with them…seems like they co-parent,actually. Hardly the first celeb/actor with this arrangement.

    As for the ‘oops fling’-meh. It does happen. And some responsibility is better than none. Chances are that he will provide this child with a trust for when she turns 18-I mean why am I even speculating about a total stranger here? LOL
    but seriously, we don’t know the details…except htat he never even dated the mom, so of course he is not interested in supporting her-and why should he? The child, yes.

    Anyway, is it just me, or is he looking loads better and more relaxed now that he’s back with sienna? Me thinks they are some kind of soulmates…I like them together.

  29. TG says:

    I feel bad for the child two lousy people for parents.

  30. Cletus says:

    $5000 a month IN PENSACOLA??? I live in Pensacola. Holy shit, you can live WELL on 5K a month in Pensacola. She’ll prolly have to move across the bridge into Gulf Breeze… that’s where the money lives. Jesus Christ, 5 0 0 0 a month…. in Pensacola. She won the goddamn lottery.

    Jude! Oh Jude….. call me, toots. (I’m totally on The Pill.)

  31. Laney says:

    # 1

    Jude came inside her , you dumb*ss!






  32. Jackie says:


    Yeah, they are real “soulmates”. Two worthless conceited lowlifes who love to screw and party, and don’t care about anyone but themselves. They can have each other.

  33. Cheddar_cheese says:

    5,000 a month? What a laugh. Why should his other children be having lobster dinners and going to private schools, while his other biological daughter be held to a lower standard of living simply because of her irresponsible parents? Not to mention, twice a year?! How wonderful of Jude Law to grace her with his presence. pathetic.

  34. niamh (neev) says:

    Yes, he came inside her. Yes, he could’ve used 3 condoms. Yes, he should’ve been the first ever celibate celebrity. WTF is wrong with you idiots?

    Once the pregnancy occured she was only one who made the decision to have that child. He had no say in the matter. That’s what I’m referring to when I say women make men into fathers without their consent.

    I’m not saying she should’ve aborted, I’m not saying she should’ve adopted, I’m saying we all know Jude’s decision was NOT to be a father again, and if that woman wanted that baby so desperately she should accept the attached responsibility and raise the child on her own.

    In a proper world he would be forced to live with his decision and she with hers. Now the poor child has a mandatory father and the whole situation is fucked except for the mom.

  35. Sandy says:

    The woman has all of the choice, but the woman takes all of the physical risk and pain and usually the responsibility.

    Don’t so blithely toss of your first few statments. Boinking a woman bareback is pretty damn close to consent if yer momma told you that’s where babies come from. This might be why the Bible thumpers think it’s actually a good idea for two people to know each other before they have sex.

    Unless his johnson wasn’t there at the time of his impregnation, he needs to man up and do the right thing.

    Oh, and then there the whole bevy of STD’s that one might like to consider before going commando. I would say Sienna is nuts for going where millions of woman have gone before, but she’s also got a few million frequent flyer miles herself, so it’s all good.

  36. abby says:

    **Why should his other children be having lobster dinners and going to private schools, while his other biological daughter be held to a lower standard of living simply because of her irresponsible parents?**

    Well, for one, the other kids mother is an actress herself, so it’s not like Jude is the main breadwinner in that family.If his other kids go to private schools, I’m sure Sadie Frost (the mom) contributes at least half. Right now, it seems like the new mom is relying on Jude and he is 100% of her income. But maybe she does have a job, I don’t know, but it seems like she’s just there with her hand open.