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.

Why release a statement if he wants to keep it private? The statement is what is going to bring attention to the mother. Look at how the press hunted down Sarah Jessica Parker’s surrogate. And the British press makes the American paparazzi seem like angels, Jude did the one thing that ensures that this will not be a private matter.