Samantha Burke gave birth to her daughter with Jude Law on Tuesday night, September 22 in her home state of Florida. Celebrity Love: New Woman Steps Forth As Jude Law's Baby's Mother
Mom Samantha had posted on her blog on September 2 that she had "a month to go until I welcome Sophia into this world." However baby Sophia Burke showed up a few weeks before her expected October arrival, weighing in at a dainty five pounds, 12 ounces.
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Fortunately after Samantha's big baby shower on August 19, she was ready. Her rep Eileen Koch says, "Samantha Burke is overwhelmed with joy at the arrival of her beautiful and healthy baby girl, Sophia. The baby and mom are doing wonderful."
The news that Jude Law was fathering an illegimate child met a media explosion in July, when Jude told his family that he was expecting a daughter to a woman he'd only dated casually (read: hooked up with). Apparently Jude's ex-wife Sadie Frost and their three children were devastated at the news.
Jude has agreed to play a financially supportive role in the baby's life but doesn't appear to want to play an active fathering role. In his absence Samantha has made the most of the paparazzi attention, starting a blog which dubs her "an actress, model and mother-to-be." Celebrity Love: Jude Law's Ex Seeking Money And Fame
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Jude was not present at the birth, and doesn't appear to have issued a statement...or, as far as reports suggest, a check.
Photo via Bauer-Griffin.