Samantha Burke Welcomes Her Daughter With Jude Law

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Less than two months after he fessed up that a model he had dated was pregnant with his child, Jude Law is a father – again.
A friend of the family tells PEOPLE that Samantha Burke, the 24-year-old aspiring actress whom Law met while filming Sherlock Holmes in New York City last year, gave birth to a daughter Tuesday night.
“I doubt Jude was there,” says the source. “Besides the financial support, he’s not involved.”
The source adds: “Samantha is doing well” after the birth.
Law, 36, who has three other children with ex-wife Sadie Frost, is currently appearing in a Broadway production of Hamlet, now in previews.
Law’s rep acknowledged the pregnancy in a statement released last July after reports surfaced in the media that Burke was expecting.
“Jude Law can confirm that, following a relationship last year, he has been advised that he is to be the father of a child due in the fall of this year,” the actor’s rep said. “Mr. Law is no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned but he intends to be a fully supportive part of the child’s life. This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made.”

Jude Law is a father again!

A friend of the family told People magazine that Samantha Burke, the 24-year-old aspiring actress whom Jude met while filming Sherlock Holmes in New York City last year, welcomed a daughter Tuesday night.

“I doubt Jude was there,” said the source. “Besides the financial support, he’s not involved.”

The source added: “Samantha is doing well” after the birth.

Jude, 36, and his ex-wife Sadie Frost have three children.

Jude’s rep acknowledged the pregnancy in a statement released in July after reports surfaced in the media that Samantha was expecting.

“Jude Law can confirm that, following a relationship last year, he has been advised that he is to be the father of a child due in the fall of this year,” the actor’s rep said. “Mr. Law is no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned but he intends to be a fully supportive part of the child’s life. This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made.”

Congratulations!

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Comments

  1. Anne says

    If she was on birth control and never missed a day and Jude wore a condom, then she would not have gotten pregnant. I was on the pill for 5 years and no pregnancy and once off, it took nearly 4 months to get pregnant and that was many years ago and no condoms either. Pills work-just don’t miss even one day and have sex or else…..
    Then again, she likely wanted to get pregnant with Jude$$$$

  2. Cindyo says

    Michaela – You’re absolutely right. There is no birth control method that is 100 percent, but most are 99.7percent effective…chances are they did not use birth control. It may be an assumption, but understandably so.

  3. Michaela says

    Y’all do know they could have actually USED birth control, right? It is not 100% effective. I mean, I’m not saying she wasn’t calculating and did it on purpose, but the assumptions made here that if she got pregnant, then clearly they didn’t use BC are based on completely false logic. Condoms, spermicide, pills — none of them guarantee sex without pregnancy. You can use all three and still get pregnant or get STDs.

  4. Cindyo says

    Yes, I would say birth control is in order! In this day and age condoms should be used when having casual sex. Jude, you should know better. But because you are gorgeous, albeit a little sleezy, you are forgiven.

  5. Ellen says

    Hopefully he doesn’t continue practicing unsafe sex with women he doesn’t want to parent with.

  6. boo says

    I dunno about the rest of you, But if I were Jude I would be asking for a paternity test, or has he already gotten one?
    Seems a wee bit fishy that a Hollywood “nobody” really ( as she is only aspiring to be an actress and dating an A list celebrity) and after a brief relationship ends up pregnant claiming it to be Law’s child? With the amount of money he makes, I would fear she is only trying to get his money and the media hype over having his baby to further her “career” in acting?! Anyway, I am the very Happy that the baby is here and healthy, ( Those claiming she should have had an abortion should be ashamed of yourselves, Honestly why kill a baby because they were unsafe and stupid?) I am just making a point that hopefully he knows for certain that the baby is his and he doesn’t start forking out thousands a month on a kid that isn’t his?!

  7. Niloofar says

    Exactly Dnice…this woman just wanted the attention of having Jude Law’s baby! her parents say she was taken advantage by Jude…! at 24, she knew exactly what she was doing and now she will get child support from him after a quickie few night rolls in the hay.
    However, Jude Law is a twat so w/e he deserves some money grabber to come along and do just that… it is a shame that thee are innocent children in all of this.

  8. calli says

    Jude: Please get a vasectomy! One night of careless fun and now you have a daughter you probably will never know. Totally irresponsible on both of their parts! They did NOT have a relationship- it was a one-night-stand.

  9. uk critic says

    MMMM Sleep with a famous actor, mmm profile… get pregnant.. paternity think about it its not rocket science.

  10. Dnice says

    At # 10. I agree but I just think it’s incredibly selfish to get rid of a baby because you didn’t act responsibly. Like you said it’s not the baby’s fault.
    There are always exceptions, but let’s call a spade a spade. Jude certainly doesn’t have a good track record and this girl -although I hate to judge – Could have been very calculating about this. It says she’s an “aspiring” actress- She will probably do anything to get ahead at this point and she saw her opportunity and took it. Like Nilo said she gets some notoriety, and even if she doesn’t make it as an actress, she gets a phat paycheck from him every month. She was probably not even thinking about having children at this point in life, but a baby from a famous actor makes the medicine go down so much smoother.

  11. M says

    att: 6) Do these people know what they are doing? Esp. when they might be under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Its so sad to bring a baby into this world when they are a result of such sad circumstances. Why should we praise her for not getting rid of the baby, that shouldnt be an option anyway- its not the babys fault

  12. Niloofar says

    The goal of these woman is to get pregnant by stars or athletes—they get the spotlight for a while and if it doesn’t work out, a hefty child support check every month…Well, were they supposed to be anything more than a one-night stand? Certainly, protection should have been used.

  13. be nice says

    morvicaud – fair point. Although Jude must be a little naive. Surley it can’t be the first time a young starlet has tried to get pragnant by him. It is sad for the child if the only way she gets to see her father is at the cinema.

  14. Caroline says

    She must be a gold digger.
    If they only had a brief relationship and she got pregnant…
    I mean really…
    Another desperate women trying to cash in for child
    support.
    How desperate can she be.
    Anyway, who is she???
    I have never heard of her.

  15. Dnice says

    Morvicaud – I’d rather she raise the kid. I don’t think using abortion as a form of birth control is anything to be proud of either. They knew what they were doing and these are the consequences. It’s not an idea situation and I think it sucks that these two are going to have to get to know a daughter and they really don’t seem to know each other. But at least he is not trying to be an Eddie Murphy and denying the child and having nothing to do with it. Jude and Samantha are taking responsibility. It is what it is.

  16. morvicaud says

    Be nice, ’cause keeping a baby efter a one week affair with a star on the A-list is really not something to be proud of!

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