Felix Chang Hong Grant is the son of Hugh Grant, an actor in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Hugh is one of five children born to British actor Hugh Grant, who had relationships with two different women. His father has starred in some of the most popular romantic comedies of all time, including the aforementioned Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, and Notting Hill. Felix’s family life requires a little discernment to find out which children belong to Grant and which to his ex-partners.
However, Hugh has admitted that he has indeed become a doting and proud father. He admits that he loves all his children, including Felix, and all those around him. Hugh is very reserved when it comes to his children. However, he has repeatedly said that he is extremely happy and blessed to have all these children.
However, at 61, Grant has not even teased his children in the slightest, and this also applies to Felix. Read everything there is to know about him; some details about his birth, who his mother is, whether he lives with his actor father, and more.
Felix Chang Hong Grant Birth Details, Name Meaning,…
Felix Chang Hong Grant, the third child of English actor Hugh Grant, was born on 29 December 2012. Grant’s ex-girlfriend gave birth to Felix at Portland Hospital in London.
The Daily Mail first reported this news. Felix is a Latin word meaning happy and Chang is a Chinese word meaning long-lived. Hong also means ‘happy surprise’ in that language.
Hugh Grant Didn’t Reveal About Felix For Months
Grant apparently kept Felix’s birth a secret for some time. The Love Actually star hadn’t decided to reveal the news until the Daily Mail reached him with a congratulatory message.
Minutes after being persuaded by The Daily Mail to announce the news of Felix’s birth, Grant took to his Twitter to announce:
“In answer to some journos. Am thrilled my daughter now has a brother. Adore them both to an uncool degree. They have a fab mum.”
A few hours after the first tweet, Grant posted another, saying:
And to be crystal clear. I am the Daddy.
Felix apparently lives with his mother in her £1.2 million terraced house in Fulham, West London. The house was bought for Felix’s mother, Mrs. Hong, by his actor father.
Although Grant has never shared a single photograph of his third child, Felix Chang Grant.
Felix Chang Hong Grant Birth Had A Life Changing Effect On His Father Hugh Grant
Sometime after becoming the father of Felix and his siblings, Grant told Ellen DeGeneres that, although the birth of Felix came as something of a surprise to him, fatherhood had a positive impact on his life.
Hugh has also said that his view of marriage and children has changed since he became a father to his children, including Felix. Grant and his Chinese ex-girlfriend registered Felix’s birth at the Westminster registry office much later than was necessary.
His birth was registered on Valentine’s Day 2014.
Who Is Felix’s Mother? Her Relationship With Hugh Grant
Felix’s mother, Tinglan Hong, was born in Zhejiang Province in eastern China. She moved to the UK in 2003. Hong is known as Ting Ting among her family and also has a degree in hotel management from the University of Surrey. She previously worked as a receptionist in a Chinese restaurant.
Grant met Felix’s mother in 2008 when he was having a night out with friends at Brinkley’s wine bar in West London. After their first meeting, they were friends for the next three years before finally starting a relationship in January 2011.
Are Felix Chang Hong Grant’s Parents Married?
Felix’s parents, Grant and Tinglan, had a rather short-lived affair and the couple never walked down the aisle. The media first heard about Grant and Tinglan Hong in January 2011.
Grant is almost 20 years older than Tinglan. Hugh kept the details of his and Felix’s mother’s tryst very secret. The Notting Hill actor later explained that he did this to protect Hong’s privacy and her reputation.
Grant once revealed that Tinglan, the mother of his two children, including Felix, had been mistreated by the British media when she found out that she was the mother of the actor’s child.
Apparently, the attention was so great that Grant could not even meet his and Tinglan’s daughter Tabitha immediately after she was born. The former couple welcomed their first child, and even Hugh’s first, Tabitha, in September 2011.
Grant kept the news of his daughter’s birth to himself and his family for two months. However, by that time Tinglan and Grant had already separated.
Paddington, the actor’s spokesman, reported after Felix’s birth that although Tabitha’s birth was not something that Grant and the Chinese-born woman had planned, both were happy and supportive after the birth of their first child. In an interview, Grant described Tinglan as good, nice, funny, smart, and a great mother.
They Apparently Reunited For A Short Period
Despite the fact that Hugh broke up with Tinglan behind the door, it is believed that the couple later reunited for a very short time. Hong thus became pregnant with Felix sometimes after some time had passed since her and actor Maurice’s first divorce.
Hugh had also just become a father to John with his now-wife Anne Eberstein. Prior to Hugh, the Asian immigrant had been in a relationship for about 18 months with Robert Hodge, who specialized in car sales.
Felix’s father has also had relationships with a number of prominent women during his acting career, mainly from the world of acting.
Felix Chang Hong Grant’s Father Is Married Again
British star Hugh is currently married to Swede Anna Eberstein at the Chelsea registry office. The couple married on 25 May 2018. Grant’s current spouse holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Uppsala University. She also previously worked for Espn in marketing and as an advertising producer.
Anna is also a former freelance producer and director. Her father Felix was also famous for his fellow actress Elisabeth Hurley, with whom he was in a relationship for 13 years. The couple met in 1987 and divorced in the summer of 2000.
Felix Chang Hong Grant’s Siblings
Felix’s sister, Tabitha Saio Xi Hong Grant, was born 17 months before her brother. As mentioned above, his elder sister Tabitha Siao Xi came into the world in Hugh and Tinglan’s “short-lived affair”.
Speaking about the birth of his daughter, Hugh told Ellen.
“I can’t pretend it wasn’t a little bit of a surprise, but it’s a very nice surprise.
Also in 2012, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Nine Months actor said that he loves his daughter very much. Next on Felix’s sibling list is John Mungo Grant (born September 2018). He was, however, born to Hugh’s current wife, Anne Eberstein. John is Grant and Eberstein’s first child.
Interestingly, at the time of John’s birth, Hugh was also set to become Felix’s father, as his London-born ex-partner Tinglan was pregnant with him.
After Felix, Hugh welcomed his fourth and second child with Anna in March 2015, this time a daughter. Although she is now almost seven years old, Grant and his current wife have not yet revealed her name.
Felix has another half-sister, whom his actor father gave birth to with Eberstein in December 2018. However, even her name is a mystery until now.
Felix Chang Hong Grant Other Facts
- Although Felix’s older sister Tabitha has their father’s ex-girlfriend and actress Elizabeth Hurley as godmother, it is unclear whether the Austin Powers star also plays the same role for Felix himself.
- Hugh once admitted that he made a mistake when she showed her ass to one of his sons. Grant’s son then taught his friends to do the same. However, it is not clear who it was, Felix or his half-brother John.
- Also, one of his sons, presumably Felix, once asked his father, Hugh Grant, why he was always filming in the 2017 film Paddington.
- Hugh revealed that his son stabbed himself in the face with a pen in an interview with his Music and Lyrics costar, Drew Barrymore, in February 2021. According to the Golden Globe Award winner, his child did it after becoming frustrated during home-schooling. However, once again, Grant did not specify who the son was.
- Although he is Chinese on his mother’s side, Felix is Scottish (mostly) on his father’s side. The other nationalities are English, Irish, Welsh, Cornish, and Dutch. He is also distantly related to lineages such as African/French/Welsh [Walloon].
Quick Facts About Felix Chang Hong Grant
|Full Name||Felix Chang Hong Grant|
|Last Name||Hong Grant|
|Birth City||West London|
|Birth Country||United Kingdom|
|Father Name||Hugh Grant|
|Date of Birth||December 23, 2012|