February 26, 2007 07:05 AM

Harry Potter’s Dumbledore, Sir Michael Gambon, 66, is expecting a child with his "lover", as The Mirror calls her. This lady, Philippa Hart, 41, has been in a relationship with Gambon for more than 6 years. Their relationship began in 2001, and he then separated from his wife in 2002, though they remain married.

The couple, who are said to be deeply in love, do not live together and apparently the pregnancy was planned;

Philippa was approaching 40 at the time and was keen to have a baby – and despite his age Michael saw no reason not to. He can afford to provide for it and wants her to be happy. But he’s no intention of giving up his freedom. He likes to fly his plane at weekends.

The baby is due in May and will join Fergus, Gambon’s son from his marriage to Anne.

Source: Sunday Mirror

Thanks to CBB reader Corinne

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