Yesterday, a spokesperson for Jude Law issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly confirming that the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ actor is expecting a baby from his ex-girlfriend. “Jude Law can confirm that, following a relationship last year, he has been advised that he is to be the father of a child due in the fall of this year,” this statement noted.
Jude Law is no longer in a relationship with the pregnant woman, but “intends to be a fully supportive part of the child’s life.” The statement ended with “the pregnancy is entirely private matter and no other statements will be made.” No information about the mother’s identity was included.
However, TMZ reports that the pregnant girl is model Samantha Burke and the baby, who is due on October 6, will be named “Sophia”. Her attorneys also released a statement, saying “Ms. Burke can confirm that she did in fact have a relationship with Mr. Law and that she has informed Mr. Law that she is expecting his child later this fall. Since informing Mr. Law of the pregnancy, he has been nothing but responsive and supportive of Ms. Burke and the pregnancy.”
Jude Law was previously married to actress Sadie Frost, with whom he has three kids – daughter Iris and sons Rudy and Rafferty. After six years of marriage, the couple divorced in late 2003. Jude Law then dated actress Sienna Miller, got engaged in 2004 and split in 2005 after having an affair with his kids’ nanny Daisy Wright.