Hugh Grant is feeling like a different man now that he’s gotten to grips with becoming a father for the first time, last year.
“It’s surprising that everyone was right all these years,” Hugh told Ellen DeGeneres in a taping for Friday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “[People were] saying, ‘Hugh, why don’t you have some children? It changes your life.’ And, you’re thinking, ‘Oh, shut-up!’ And now that I have [a child], it is life changing. I recommend it. Get some.”
Hugh had a daughter with Chinese actress Tinglan Hong.
Their daughter is named Tabitha in English, but the translation of her Chinese name was very fitting, Hugh suggested.
“It’s very nice. I can’t pretend it wasn’t a little bit of a surprise but, it’s a very nice surprise. In fact, the baby’s name in Chinese — because the mother is Chinese — means ‘Happy Surprise,’” he told Ellen.
“What’s the baby’s name?” Ellen asked, wondering about his daughter’s Chinese name.
“Jingxi,” he said. “It’s one of the baby’s names.”