07/29/2009 at 06:10 PM EDT
Jude Law, who has three children with ex-wife Sadie Frost, has discovered he's expecting a fourth child with an unidentified former lover.
"Jude Law can confirm that, following a relationship last year, he has been advised that he is to be the father of a child due in the fall of this year," the actor's rep says in a statement. "Mr. Law is no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned but he intends to be a fully supportive part of the child's life. This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made."
Law, 36, next will appear in Hamlet
on Broadway in October, and will star with Robert Downey Jr. in the film Sherlock Holmes
opening on Christmas Day.
The news was first reported by EW.com