While romantic comedies are Hugh Grant’s bread and butter, the hunky British actor has tried to keep his actual relationships out of the public spotlight.
But when Hugh and his girlfriend Anna Eberstein walked the red carpet at last week’s Golden Globes, the Swedish TV producer’s baby bump revealed the couple were expecting.
Eberstein’s mother Susanne confirmed the good news to the Swedish media outlet Aftonbladet. “I’m very happy to be getting another grandchild. She’s due rather soon,” she gushed.
But while a pregnancy announcement is usually cause for celebration, the excitement around Grant’s fifth child is exposing serious baby drama that has been brewing over the past few years.
The new child will be Grant’s third with Eberstein. The couple already have a five-year-old son named John Mungo and a two-year-old daughter whose name is still unknown.
But Grant also has two children with another woman. That might not sound scandalous, but the timing of the births is key.
In 2011, Grant had a daughter named Tabitha, his first child, with a restaurant receptionist named Tinglan Hong. The media made a lot of the fact that Tabitha’s Chinese name, Xiao Xi, means “happy surprise.”
Eberstein was pregnant with Grant’s son John at the same time Hong was pregnant with Tabitha.
But this sordid love story only gets stranger from here.