About a Boy star Hugh Grant now has a girl. Dubbed commitment phobic, the British actor has reportedly become a father for the first time, after a string of relationships.

Grant, 51, is said to have fathered a daughter with one of his former girlfriends but the two remain separated. Tinglan Hong, a 32-year-old Chinese woman, is the mother of the newborn. Hong and Grant were spotted together, kissing at a London pub early this year.

When Hong, who is also said to be an actress, was seen to be pregnant in April, speculations were high that Grant was the father. The actor's spokesperson confirmed his fatherhood on Tuesday.

I can confirm Hugh is the delighted father of a baby girl. He and the mother had a fleeting affair, and while this was not planned Hugh could not be happier or more supportive. He and the mother are on very friendly terms, The Sun quoted the spokesperson as saying.

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English actor Hugh Grant has reportedly become father for the first time. PHOTO: REUTERS.

The duo split up after Hong became pregnant; something that seems to happen quite often around the Love Actually actor. His 13-year courtship of British actress Elizabeth Hurley ended in 2000. In that instance, initially the celebrity couple announced (in May 2000) that they had decided to “temporarily split up. But Grant’s romantic connection with British socialite Jemima Khan in 2004 spelt out the fact that he had moved on.

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In happier times: Actor Hugh Grant with girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley at the 52nd Annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, Ca. Jan. 21, 1995 (L) and at British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) annual awards ceremony, April 23, 1995.
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British actor Hugh Grant (R) and his then partner Jemima Khan arrive for the world premiere of the film 'Music and Lyrics' in Leicester Square in London February 5, 2007. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Grant's romantic dalliances didn't involve only celebrities. On June 26, 1995, Grant was arrested in the United States, on a charge of performing a lewd act in public. The famous “golfing addict” was caught with a known sex worker, Divine Brown, in a car around 1:30 a.m. in Los Angeles. His relationship with Hurley was believed to have become strained following this incident, although their actual split came only five years later.

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British actor Hugh Grant is shown in this Los Angeles Police Department booking photograph after Grant was arrested June 27, 1995 around 1:30 A.M and charged with performing a lewd act in public with a sex worker, Divine Brown (R). PHOTO: REUTERS
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Strained: Actress Elizabeth Hurley (L) looked glum a day after Hugh Grant was charged for committing a lewd act with a prostitute in Los Angeles. PHOTO: REUTERS