Love Actually, one of Hugh Grant’s movie
I was pleasantly surprised to read in today’s newspapers that Hugh Grant has become a dad for the second time. That said, there is something that I don’t really understand here. Celebrities don’t seem to have babies like the rest of us. You see, when, in 2011, Hugh Grant announced that he had just had a baby daughter, his spokesman said that the baby was the result of ‘a fleeting affair‘ between Hugh Grant and Tinglan Hong. Well, it looks like the very same fleeting affair has produced another surprise baby.
I am confused. Let’s go back to basics here. What does ‘fleeting’ mean? According to my beloved dictionary, fleeting means ‘lasting for a very short time’. It doesn’t say anything about having a couple of kids in the space of 18 months. Maybe it has something to do with the elasticity of time? In love, everything is subjective, right? In short, when you are madly in love, a couple of years is just too short. Even ten years are too short. A fleeting affair for Hugh Grant might well be the real thing.
Maybe the commitment phobe actor has just become a family man and is too scared to admit it? Even if he is not in a relationship with the mother of his children (which is pure speculation on my part) he will have to spend a fair amount time with her. If that’s not commitment, then I don’t know what is.
Hugh Grant has testified during the Leveson enquiry because he had been stalked by paparazzi who didn’t think twice when they hacked his voicemail and possibly broke into his flat. More than ever, he must want to keep his private life, well, private. Which is probably why we will never know what exactly is going on. That said, I have a sneaky feeling that Hugh is happy and, -who knows ?- , may want the fleeting affair to produce another sibling.
Honestly, what’s not to love about such a fleeting affair? Congratulations to both parents!
Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London