Jude Law delays baby visit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 September 2009
Jude Law

Jude Law delays baby visit

'Sherlock Holmes' actor Jude Law's work commitments will reportedly prevent him visiting his newborn daughter Sophia until the end of the year

Jude Law will not see his newborn daughter for three months.

The 'Sherlock Holmes' actor is currently appearing in a theatre production in New York and his work commitments will reportedly prevent him visiting Sophia - who was born in Florida on Tuesday (22.09.09) - until the end of the year.

A source told Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Sadly, Jude will not be able to see Sophia until he finishes work on 'Hamlet' on Broadway in December.

"Jude is keen to see Sophia and will make sure that he visits her before he returns to Britain."

Jude is said to be concerned the newborn and her mother Samantha Burke - a model who had a brief fling with the actor last year - could be affected by the attention surrounding his visit.

The source added: "Jude thinks that if he goes to Florida immediately, it will be a media circus. He doesn't see why he should give the paparazzi the pleasure."

Meanwhile, Jude is facing a £2 million payout to cover Sophia's living costs until she turns 18 and becomes an adult.

The maintenance bill will include medical and school fees, along with £5,000-a-month living expenses.

It has been claimed Samantha, 24, is planning a tell-all interview about her romance with 36-year-old Jude, and is also considering selling exclusive photographs of the baby.

A source said: "Samantha is getting offers ranging up to £120,000 for an interview and baby photos. She will talk openly about her relationship with Jude. While Jude has promised to provide for Sophia, Samantha doesn't think his behaviour was entirely chivalrous."

Jude has three other children Rafferty, 12, Iris, eight, and six-year-old Rudy, with his ex-wife Sadie Frost.

The Hollywood star met Samantha while he was filming in New York.

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