It only took him five months, but British actor Jude Law has finally laid eyes on his newest bundle of joy – daughter Sophia, the result of a week-long fling with New York cocktail waitress Samantha Burke. Jude, along with his lawyers, hopped on a plane last weekend and made the trip to Miami, Florida, to meet his baby girl.
Jude talked shop with celebrity lawyer Maurice Kutner for six hours before the meeting, and it’s been said that he and Samantha were able to come to an agreement about raising Sophia before all was said and done. Sounds less like a first-time father moment and more like a business meeting, if you ask me.
Samantha and Jude hooked up just before Christmas, 2008, while Jude was in The Big Apple filming Sherlock Holmes, and the rest is history, now. Sometime last fall, Jude reportedly called Samantha and told her that he intended to meet Sophia within a few weeks...and here is a few months later, finally making good on his word.
Jude’s a Daddy three times over with ex Sadie Frost, and while I have no idea what kind of father he is, I've got this feeling that Jude might wind up donning the deadbeat hat where Sophia is concerned. I mean, it's nice that he's finally met his daughter, and I hope the agreement he's come to with Samantha includes visitation rights. But the potential for Jude to play the role of Absentee Father is there - it would be very easy for him to not be in this little girl's life - and that's a role that I'm not convinced he'll shy away from. Here’s hoping I’m wrong, for Sophia’s sake.