Jude Law has stepped up to the plate to tackle fatherhood again, only this time with former lover Samantha Burke.
Law met Burke, who is a 24-year old aspiring actress from Pensacola, FL, in New York last year where he was on location filming Sherlock Holmes.
A source told Radar, “Samantha was trying to reach Jude to tell him she was having his child but she couldn’t get a hold of him…He had given her a cell phone number but it was no longer working and Jude was working on a film. Finally, Samantha contacted Jude-through his publicist! She had to go through his PR person to inform him she was pregnant with his child, a baby girl she’s already named Sophia! I don’t think he believed her, at first. But she passed a DNA test so he had no choice but to recognize the fact that he was the dad.”
Doesn’t seem like they had much of a relationship if she had to contact him through his publicist!
A representative for the actor said, "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. Mr. Law is no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned but he intends to be a fully supportive part of the child’s life. This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made.”
This will be Jude's fourth child. He already has three kids with his ex-wife, Sadie Frost — Rafferty, 12, Iris, 8, and Rudy, 6.
A representative for Samantha told People, “Jude and Samantha remain committed to the health and well-being of this child, and appreciate your honoring her privacy during this special time. This remains a private matter between Jude Law and Samantha Burke.”
Don’t bet on getting privacy anytime soon. Photos of celebrity babies are a hot commodity-you won’t get any peace from the paparazzi until little Sophia is at lead 5-years old.