You know there’s a group of people out there who got the hots for the floppy-haired Hugh Grant of the ’90s that would happily dispute that claim. But according to Hugh himself, don’t count on seeing Mumbly Prince Charming in any upcoming romantic comedies, because he’s aged out.
Cleaning crews at The Beverly Hilton are probably still vacuuming up the shards of glitter that flew off of Billy Porter when he twirled in that amazing technicolor dreamcape, and are mopping up the Fiji water that people spewed out after realizing they were in the presence of the one and only Fiji Water Girl, and are disinfecting the floor after hundreds of people shit themselves as Baroness Jamie Lee Haden-Guest (seriously, she’s a baroness) sashayed onto the red carpet and they thought, “Damn, Brigitte Nielsen is looking hot after birthing out a baby!” People probably shit out everything in their system and are going to need some probiotics to get their guts good again. I see what you did there Queen of Activia!
Hugh Grant is apparently going to take on the unthinkable. marriage. People says 57-year-old Hugh got engaged to his longtime girlfriend and mother of three of his kids, Anna Eberstein, which is kind of hard to comprehend since I’m pretty sure hehas tried pick-up lines on every woman in Britain…including THE QUEEN. Hugh and Anna did the subtle, classy British thing of just posting a notice in the newspaper over the weekend of their intent to marry. Granted, Hugh could have probably dropped his trousers and screamed “I’M GETTING MARRIED” last weekend in London, and nobody would have noticed.
Hugh and Anna have three kids: a two-year-old daughter, a five-year-old son, and a third kiddo who was born earlier this year that they aren’t talking about too much (but that his ex and BFF Elizabeth Hurley has no problem blabbing about). Hugh also has two kids with his ex, Tinglan Hong. Fatherhood seems to have changed Hugh for the better, at that’s what Liz told Andy Cohen in March:
“He was over 50 when he spawned them all. No, he’s an enchanting dad. Really, really sweet. Having these kids has transformed him from a very miserable person into a fairly miserable person. It’s improved him. He’s gone up the scale.”
Whether that means he’ll be changed enough to alter his outlook on monogamy remains to be seen. Back in 2016, Hugh had a mouthful to say about the subject of long-term relationships to Howard Stern:
“If you ask me the question, ‘Do I think human beings are meant to be in 40-year-long monogamous, faithful relationships?’ No, no. Whoever said they were?”
That might be pissy news for Anna, but it’s great news for British nursing homes in 2058 when a newly single 97-year-old Hugh moves in with a fistful of Cialis ready to take life by the storm!
Sad news for Colin Firth. His Bridget Jones co-star Hugh Grant might be too busy to be an effective scandal coach because he’s probably elbow deep in infant poop right about now. Wait, who are we kidding? Hugh’s probably never changed an infant’s diaper in his life (though I wouldn’t put a little adult diaper play past him). Whatever his job at the baby factory is (he might have a “batter chef” only clause, who knows), Hugh’s fifth child has been born and we have Elizabeth Hurley’s big mouth to thank for breaking the news, according to UsWeekly.
At 53! That’s young. Emma Chambers, the actress who played Hugh Grant’s wacky sister Honey in 1999’s Notting Hill, has passed away. Again, she was only 53. Emma’s agent John Grant said that Emma died of “natural causes” in a statement to Deadline.
“We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers,” said Grant. “Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed. At this difficult time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected.”
One of Hugh Grant’s most popular films, Notting Hill featured Emma as the scene-stealing sister who made Hugh’s tight-assed character marginally interesting. Rhys Ifans shaggy hippie characer also grabbed the spotlight from Hugh, too, and the film-makers wisely put them together by the end of the movie.
Hugh tweeted about his co-star’s passing:
Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 24, 2018
Emma also starred on the long-running series The Vicar of Dibley with beloved British comedian/actress Dawn French from 1994 to 2007.
The only reason to not like Emma’s character in Notting Hill was shared by ALL of the characters. Remember that scene at the dinner party where they decide who gets the last brownie by telling their saddest stories? And Julia Roberts wins because she plays herself as a globally famous actress? Honestly, her tragedy was that she was rich and famous. She was sitting next to a woman sitting in a WHEELCHAIR who fell down her stairs and was rendered PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN. And she won the brownie. Emma should have demanded that her character stood up and said “You silly bint, you’re rich and she’s never going to walk again! GIVE HER THE BLEEDIN’ BROWNIE.”
Rest in peace, Emma.
People reports 57-year-old Hugh Grant is going to be a dad for the fifth time. Hugh’s latest kid will be his third with his 35-year-old girlfriend and Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein. The two already have a two-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son. BUT…it’s not as simple as that.
In case you forget, Hugh had a “fleeting affair” with Tinglan Hong. They had a daughter in 2011, but Hugh and Tinglan didn’t pan out. Hugh met Anna, and had their son in 2012. He then got together again with Tinglan (everyone loves a throwback!) in 2013 and had another son. He went back with Anna and then had their now-two-year-old. And now comes baby number five.
The new pregnancy was basically confirmed when Anna and Hugh were spotted in the airport in New York, and there was a baby bump peeking through her coat. You can kinda tell she has one in the photo of them together above at the Golden Globes, probably the best night to hide a pregnancy since everyone was in black and had better things to focus on than mani-cams and “baby bumps.” Her mother apparently blabbed to a Swedish magazine, “She’s due rather soon.” Let’s hope it’s another girl! There aren’t enough lady Grants in the world who can wear Godmummy Elizabeth Hurley’s safety pin dress into child army battle!