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Law becomes dad for fourth time

Jude Law
Law's films include Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr Ripley

The child that Jude Law conceived with US model Samantha Burke last year has been born in New York.

His ex-lover gave birth to a baby girl weighing 5lb 12oz, Burke's publicist Eileen Koch told People magazine.

"Samantha is overwhelmed with joy at the arrival of her beautiful and healthy baby girl, Sophia," she said. "The baby and mom are doing wonderful."

The pregnancy was made public in July after Law, 36, confirmed that he had a brief relationship with Burke, 24.


The actor said he would play a "fully supportive" role in the child's life, despite no longer being involved with her mother.

Law is currently playing Hamlet at New York's Broadhurst Theater in a production that was staged in London earlier this year.

He already has three children with ex-wife Sadie Frost, whom he divorced after seven years of marriage in 2003.

It is believed Law and Burke became involved while he was filming Guy Ritchie's new Sherlock Holmes movie in New York over Christmas.

Burke has been filing updates about her pregnancy on a personal blog in which she denied she was a "gold digger".

"I didn't choose to publish the story of my pregnancy," she wrote last month. "Not once did I ever think about the money side of things."

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