Actor Hugh Grant, 51, became a first-time dad earlier this month, welcoming a baby girl to the fold.

His rep, Carrie Gordon, told several media outlets:

I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl. He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive. He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms.”

Although the mother’s name was not disclosed, Grant was romantically linked earlier this year to Chinese actress Tinglan Hong.

Back in 2007, the never-married Grant told Vogue he was ready to be a father, saying, “As much as I adore myself, I’m quite keen to find someone else to care about more. I remember reading a Warren Beatty quote when he finally had children and said what a relief it was to not be all me, me, me.”

[E! Online]