Hugh Grant says becoming a dad is 'life-changing'

Friday April 27, 2012

Hugh Grant has revealed that becoming a dad has been "life-changing".

The British actor became a father for the first time last year when Chinese actress Tinglan Hong gave birth to their daughter Tabitha, and he now says he can recommend having kids.

Hugh, 51, told US chat show host Ellen DeGeneres: "It's surprising that everyone was right all these years. [People were] saying, 'Hugh, why don't you have some children? It changes your life.'

"And, you're thinking, 'Oh, shut up!' And now that I have [a child], it is life-changing. I recommend it. Get some."

The actor - whose latest film is animated adventure The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists - said finding out he was going to be a dad was a surprise.

"I can't pretend it wasn't a little bit of a surprise but, it's a very nice surprise. In fact, the baby's name in Chinese - because the mother is Chinese - means 'Happy Surprise'," he said.

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