Rachel McAdams is NOT about to become an aunt to a baby fathered by Jude Law. I stand corrected.
On Thursday morning, Jude Law confirmed that he was expecting child #4 with an un-named former girlfriend who he is no longer involved with. A few hours later it was being reported on multiple news sites that the mom-to-be was make-up artist Kayleen McAdams, sister of actress Rachel McAdams. Rachel and Jude costar in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes, and Kayleen had allegedly met Law when she visited her sister on the set.
Now it’s been confirmed that aspiring actress and Florida model Samantha Burke is the mother of Jude Law’s fourth child, her attorney says. “Ms. Burke can confirm that she did in fact have a relationship with Mr. Law and that she has informed Mr. Law that she is expecting his child later this fall,” the lawyer, who is not identified, told TMZ. “Since informing Mr. Law of the pregnancy, he has been nothing but responsive and supportive of Ms. Burke and the pregnancy.”
The 24-year-old brunette from Florida who currently resides in New Jersey is expecting a daughter in October that she plans to name Sophia. Burke had a brief fling with Law last Christmas during the filming of the new Guy Ritchie movie, “Sherlock Holmes.”
In a statement, Law has pledged to ‘fully support’ his new offspring however the actress’s family are said to be horrified, and have instructed their lawyer to prepare an action to ensure mother and baby are looked after financially for the rest of their lives. Jude said in statement yesterday: ‘Mr. Law is no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned but he intends to be a fully supportive part of the child’s life. ‘This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made.’
Today a source told The Sun: ‘There is a high-powered lawyer in the girl’s family who is getting involved and Jude is terrified he will get cleaned out.’ The newspaper also claimed that Miss Burke wants a ‘large maintenance payment and total financial costs, including a percentage of Jude’s future earnings, to be agreed in writing’.
Burke is said to have suggested moving to London so that the new baby will have contact with his father and half-brothers and sisters on a regular basis. In the meantime, Law is trying to reassure his ex-wife, Sadie Frost, and children that the new baby will not affect his relationship them. Jude has remained close to Sadie and still holidays with her and their three children Rafferty, 12, Iris, eight, and six-year-old Rudy. He confessed to the family about his new baby on Tuesday and Rafferty took it particularly badly. Sadie said of Jude last night: “It’s not my problem. He can do what he wants.”