London: Hollywood heartthrob Jude Law is convinced the birth of his lovechild last year made him a man and forced him to grow up.
The 37-year-old star became a father for the fourth time in September last year after aspiring actress Samantha Burke conceived during a brief fling with the actor while he filmed Sherlock Holmes in New York, The Sun online reported.
Law met little Sophia for the first time last month during a trip to Florida and is said to have agreed a deal with Burke to visit her bi-annually and hand over regular childcare payments.
And the actor, who recently rekindled his romance with ex-fiancee Sienna Miller, insists the birth of his daughter made him re-evaluate his relationships - after years of being the "bad boy" with the women in his life.
"I think women like bad boys. That`s been my experience - I just think it`s kind of a given," Law said. "You know, at a certain age, you figure out what works for you, and being a good boy never worked for me. Eventually you have to grow up and realise relationships are hard work.
It`s like cultivating anything. They need attention," Law added.
"Being a daddy is what counts. My new daughter made me realise that if there`s anything that makes a man of you, it`s having your will broke by a little girl," he added.