Hugh Grant got married for the first time at age 57.
The British romantic comedy heartthrob, who was marred by scandal after being caught with a hooker in 1995, exchanged vows with Swedish television producer and baby mama Anna Eberstein in London at the Chelsea Register Office on Friday, May 25.
Word had leaked out days before that the two had gotten engaged. After their no-fuss, intimate wedding, Grant and Eberstein celebrated with friends and family members outside the register's office.
A source told the British press, "It looked like a small affair, just a few friends and family. They both looked delighted, smiling at passers-by and laughing with the children."
The union was a long time coming as they already have three children together; Eberstein gave birth to their third just months ago. Grant, who starred in Four Weddings and a Funeral, has long been known as one of the world's most stubborn bachelors.
He said in an interview two years ago, "I have known a few good marriages, but very few. And others look to me like they're pretty miserable. I don't really think that's a recipe for happiness.
"Permanence scares me. I don't know why," Grant added in the CBS interview.
But not being wed didn't stop him from having five kids! While Eberstein had their three, he also had two children by former girlfriend Tinglan Hong.
Also, his baby mamas overlapped! While he was fathering one of Eberstein's kids, it's been reported that Grant was also carrying on an affair with Hong. Hong gave birth to his first child, daughter Tabitha, in September 2011. The baby girl was then followed by a boy, Felix, in December 2012, three months after Eberstein had a son by Grant.
But all seemed to be forgotten when Grant and Eberstein got married on Friday!
Years before, Grant also had a high-profile relationship with sultry English actress Elizabeth Hurley. They stayed friends, even after Grant got embroiled in one of the most embarrassing celebrity sex scandals of all time.
On June 7, 1995, Grant was arrested in Los Angeles, California, in a police vice operation near Sunset Blvd. for receiving oral sex in a public place from prostitute Divine Brown.
After the public horror, Grant pleaded no contest, paid a fine, and got two years' summary probation and completed an AIDS education program.
Tonight Show host Jay Leno famously asked him, "What the hell were you thinking?" and Grant replied, in a savvy PR mea culpa, "I think you know in life what's a good thing to do and what's a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it."
Hurley, 52, recently spilled the beans on Grant having his fifth child. She joked on Watch What Happens Live about the Notting Hill star, "Having these kids has transformed him from a very miserable person into a fairly miserable person. It's improved him. He's gone up the scale."
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