Jude Law is to be a dad for the fourth time, his spokesperson has confirmed.Hollywood actor
No information has been released about the identity of the expectant mother. She is believed to be seven months pregnant after a brief relationship which took place over the festive season last year while Jude was filming Sherlock Holmes in New York.
Thirty-six-year-old Jude - who is currently single - said he would play a "fully supportive" role in the child's life, despite no longer being involved with the mother-to-be.
His representative said: "Jude Law has been advised by the birth mother that he is to be the father of a child due in the autumn of this year.
"This is an entirely private matter and no further statements will be made."
Jude already has three children – Rafferty, 12, Iris, eight, and son Rudy, six – from his seven-year marriage to Sadie Frost. They divorced in 2003.