Having kids is life changing, says Hugh Grant

Washington: Hugh Grant has finally admitted that fatherhood has indeed changed him. Till last month the 51-year-old actor and dad to 6-month-old daughter Tabitha, was not entirely sure about whether fatherhood had changed him, but now he seems sure.

“Everyone was right all these years, saying, ‘Hugh, why don’t you have some children? It changes your life’,” a magazine has quoted him as telling on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday.

“Now that I have [a child], it is life changing,” he said.

“I recommend it. Get some!” he said.

Tabitha’s mother is Grant’s ex Tinglan Hong, who is Chinese. Grant also revealed that one of Tabitha’s other names is Jingxi, which, he explained, has something to do with how she was conceived.

“I can’t pretend it wasn’t a little bit of a surprise,” he said.

“But it’s a very nice surprise. In fact, the baby’s name in Chinese, because the mother is Chinese, means ‘Happy Surprise’,” he added.