Jude Law is set to become a father for the fifth time.

The 41-year-old actor and his ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding are set to welcome their first child together into the world early next year.

Despite their split, the exes are determined to put everything into raising the baby.

A representative for the star told People: ‘I can confirm that Jude Law and Catherine Harding are expecting a child together in the spring.

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‘Whilst they are no longer in a relationship, they are both wholeheartedly committed to raising their child.

‘They consider this a private matter and other than this confirmation no statement will be made.

 

‘I ask that you respect the privacy of all parties involved and their families.’

 

The Holiday star already has three children, sons Rafferty, 18; and Rudy, 12; and daughter Iris, 13; with his ex-wife Sadie Frost, who he divorced in 2003, who he shares custody with.

 

He also has a five-year-old daughter, Sophia, with American model Samantha Burke following a brief fling in 2008.

 

This latest development is somewhat of a surprise as Jude has been mostly single over the past few years.

 

He was last linked to actress Ruth Wilson until earlier this year after they often photographed together, although she insisted they were ‘just friends’.

 

 Source: Dailymail.co.uk