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Sunday 20 August 2017

Jude Law and Irish ex-girlfriend celebrate arrival of baby girl

Jude Law, inset, Catherine Harding
Jude Law, inset, Catherine Harding
Catherine Harding

Jude Law has become a father for the fifth time.

The 42-year-old actor’s Irish ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding, also known as Cat Cavelli, has welcomed a baby girl.

And the Sherlock Holmes star is “delighted” by the arrival.

Catherine, from Co Tipperary, first came to the public’s attention with an appearance on RTE talent show You’re A Star.

New of the arrival of their bundle of joy emerged online.

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Catherine Harding

“I can confirm the arrival of Jude Law and Catherine Harding’s daughter,” a spokesperson for the actor told  a news website.

“Both are delighted and continue to ask that their privacy and that of their child be respected.”

Jude is already a father to children Rafferty (18), Iris (14), and Rudy (12), with ex-wife Sadie Frost, while he also has a five-year-old daughter named Sophia with model Samantha Burke.

Despite the fact that Jude and Catherine are no longer together, when the pregnancy was revealed a source said the actor was determined to be there for his child.

“They are both determined to be good parents to the little baby when he or she is born early next year,” the source told The Mirror.

“Sadly they are no longer a couple but they are both so determined that the baby will be loved very much by both his or her parents.”

The source also gave some insight as to how Jude met the Irishwoman.

“It is easy to see why Jude fell for Cat – she is beautiful, she is the person who, when she walks in a room you just think, ‘Wow, look at her,’” the insider said.

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