Hugh Grant is notoriously guarded when it comes to his personal life – but this week he opened up about life as a father, and revealed how the experience has softened him. The actor confirmed the arrival of his third child in September, a little brother for his daughter Tabitha, three, and son Felix, two, with ex Tinglan Hong. He spoke about the impact fatherhood has had on him during an interview with US Weekly.
"It's made me much nicer," he confessed. "One of my kids is very obsessed with saying goodbye – he's only two – to everyone, including the man who delivers the groceries, whoever he might be.
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Hugh Grant has said becoming a father has made him 'much nicer'
"He has to have a hug and a kiss, and I find that very charming."
Hugh, 54, clearly revels in his role as family man – but that doesn't mean he'll be taking on the title of husband anytime soon. "Well maybe baby," said the star, who welcomed his third child with Swedish TV executive Anna Eberstein. "But I doubt it!"
The British actor is busy in his professional life too. As well as appearing in the big screen adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E later this year, Hugh is currently starring in the new rom-com The Rewrite, in which he plays a screenwriter who begrudgingly takes on a job as a teacher at a state university.
Hugh Grant is a proud father of three
Hugh has of course made a name for himself playing romantic leads – but is he also romantic off screen? "Certainly not in a sort of marketed Hallmark Valentine's Day sense, no," the star replied. "I find that repugnant.
"But I'm not without a heart and particularly now in my old age, I cry a lot," he admitted. "Almost everything makes me cry now… anyone who's nice to me makes me cry."