Hey, Jude, It's a Girl!
Samantha Burke, with whom Law had a brief relationship, is "overwhelmed with joy," the model's rep tells PEOPLE
Less than two months after he acknowledged that a model he had dated was pregnant with his child, Jude Law is a father – again.
Samantha Burke, the 24-year-old aspiring actress whom Law met while filming Sherlock Holmes in New York City last year, gave birth to a 5-lb., 12-oz daughter Tuesday night.
“Samantha Burke is overwhelmed with joy at the arrival of her beautiful and healthy baby girl, Sophia,” Burke’s rep, Eileen Koch, tells PEOPLE. “The baby and mom are doing wonderful.”
Law, 36, who has three other children with ex-wife Sadie Frost, is currently appearing in a Broadway production of Hamlet, now in previews.
Law’s rep acknowledged the pregnancy in a statement released last July after reports surfaced in the media that Burke was expecting.
“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,” the actor’s rep said. “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.”
• Reporting by ELIZABETH LEONARD and NATASHA STOYNOFF