Jude Law 'stunned' by pregnancy
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 August 2009
Jude Law was ''stunned'' to discover model Samantha Burke is carrying his child because he thought she was taking the contraceptive pill
Jude Law thought the model pregnant with his child was taking the contraceptive pill.
The 'Sherlock Holmes' actor was "stunned" to discover Samantha Burke is carrying his fourth child following a brief romance at the end of last year, because he believed she was taking precautions against having a baby.
A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Jude assumed she was taking the Pill. He was stunned at being informed of the pregnancy. Jude feels he's been made to look the bad guy. One of the reasons their brief relationship didn't work out was because Samantha was a little too keen.
"She claimed she was falling in love after just a couple of weeks. It was probably a bit too much too soon."
Other sources claim 24-year-old Samantha was "inexperienced" with men before she met Jude, 36, which has made the shock pregnancy even harder for her family to deal with.
A source close to the family told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "She's actually innocent and inexperienced when it comes to men.
"Growing up she barely had any boyfriends. Jude is one of the first men she's had in her life that we've known of."
Samantha's family are said to be deeply unhappy with Jude, with her father reportedly making an angry phone call to the actor after he asked for a DNA test to prove he is the father.
Samantha's grandmother Delores Burke said: "To say this family is mad at that man is an understatement.
"He has behaved as less than a gentleman. My son Denis is hopping mad. He feels that Jude Law took advantage of his little girl."
Jude has said he intends to be "a fully supportive part" of his new daughter's life.
Samantha is due to give birth in October and plans to name the baby Sophia.
Jude has three children - Rafferty, 12, Iris, eight, and six-year-old Rudy - with his ex-wife Sadie Frost.