Hugh Grant admits that becoming a father has changed him. 

Hugh has experience being a godfather to Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian, but his shares that having a child of his own has changed him. Hugh and actress Tinglan Hong welcomed a baby girl last year and it has forced him to admit that other parents were right all along.

“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.”

He and Tinglan picked a fitting name for their daughter:

“It’s very nice. 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.’”


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