Felix Chang Hong Grant is the son of the Four weddings and a funeral actor, Hugh Grant. Hong is one of five children born to British actor Hugh Grant from his relationships with two different women. His father, an actor, has appeared in some of the popular romantic comedies of all time, including the aforementioned Four weddings and a funeral, actually love, and Notting Hill. Felix’s family life requires a little understanding to figure out which of Grant’s children belong to and which of his ex-partners.
Nevertheless, Hugh has admitted that he has become a really happy and proud father. He admits that he loves all of his children, including Felix and all of them around. Hugh is very reserved when it comes to talking about his children. However, he has stated numerous times that he is extremely lucky and happy to have them all.
However, 61-year-old Grant hasn’t even teased pictures of his kids and neither has Felix. Read everything there is to know about him; some details regarding his birth, who his mother is, he resides with his father, actor, and beyond.
Felix Chang Hong Grant Birth Details, Name Meaning, …
Felix Chang Hong Grant, the third child of English actor Hugh Grant, was born on December 29, 2012. Grant’s ex-girlfriend gave birth to Felix at London’s Portland Hospital.
Daily Mail was the first to release the news. The first name Felix is the Latin word for happiness and Chang, a Chinese word meaning long-lasting. Similarly, in the language, Hong means “happy surprise”.
Hugh Grant hasn’t revealed anything about Felix for months
Grant apparently kept the news of Felix’s birth a secret for some time. The love actually star decided not to publicize the news until the Daily Mail reached him with a congratulatory message.
Minutes after The Daily Mail persuaded Grant to announce the news of Felix’s birth, Grant took to his Twitter to declare:
“In response to some journos. I’m glad my daughter now has a brother. Worship them both to an uncool degree. They have a wonderful mother.”
Hours after the first tweet, Grant posted another note saying:
And to be crystal clear. I’m the daddy.
Felix apparently lives with his mother in her £1.2 million home in Fulham, West London. The House was bought by his actor father for Felix’s mother, Miss Hong.
Though Grant never shared a single photo of his third child, Felix Chang Hong Grant.
The birth of Felix Chang Hong Grant had a life-changing effect on his father Hugh Grant
Sometime after becoming the father of Felix and his siblings, Grant said during a conversation with Ellen DeGeneres that while the birth of Felix came as somewhat of a surprise to him, fatherhood had a life-changing effect on him; positive.
Hugh has said that his idea of marriage and children has also changed since he became the father of his children, including Felix. Grant and his Chinese ex-girlfriend registered Felix’s birth with the Westminster Register Office quite late than the required days.
His birth was registered on Valentine’s Day 2014.
Who is Felix’s mother? Her relationship with Hugh Grant
Felix’s mother, Tinglan Hong, was born in East China’s Zhejiang Province. She moved to the UK in 2003. Known to relatives as Ting Ting, Hong also holds a degree in hotel management from the University of Surrey. She was also a receptionist at a Chinese restaurant.
Grant met Felix’s mother in 2008 on a night out with friends at Brinkley’s wine bar, in west London. After the first meeting, they would remain friends for the next three years before finally starting a relationship in January 2011.
Are Felix Chang Hong Grant’s parents married?
Felix’s parents, Grant and Tinglan, had a rather volatile affair with the pair who never walked down the aisle. The media first received notice from Grant and Tinglan Hong in January 2011.
Grant is almost 20 years older than Tinglan. Hugh kept information about him and Felix’s mother very private. The Noting Hill actor later explained that he was doing this to protect Hong’s privacy and her reputation.
Grant once revealed that Tinglan, the mother of his two children, including Felix, was mistreated by the British media when they knew she was the actor’s baby mother.
The attention was apparently so great that Grant couldn’t even meet his and Tinglan’s daughter, Tabitha, right after she was born. The former couple welcomed their first and even Hugh’s very first child, Tabitha, in September 2011.
Grant kept the news of his daughter’s birth to himself and his relatives for two months. By this time, however, Tinglan and Grant had already broken up.
The Paddington actor’s rep after Felix’s birth reported that while Tabitha’s birth wasn’t something Grant and the Chinese-born, the two were happy and supportive after their first child. Grant during an interview described Tinglan as a good, kind, funny, smart and wonderful mother.
They are apparently reunited for a short period
Despite Hugh breaking up with Tinglan behind the doors, it is believed that the couple sometimes reunited very briefly. As such, Hong became pregnant with Felix sometime after it had been a while since she and the Maurice actor first broke up.
Hugh had also just fathered John at the time with his now wife, Anna Eberstein. Before Hugh, the Asian immigrant was in a relationship with Robert Hodge, a specialist car dealer for about 18 months.
Felix’s acting father has also dated a range of high profile women, mostly from the acting world, throughout his acting career.
Felix Chang Hong Grant’s Father Remarried
As of now, British star Hugh is married to Anna Eberstein, a Swedish woman at the Chelsea Register Office. The couple tied the knot on May 25, 2018. Grant’s current husband has a master’s degree in economics from Uppsala University. She also worked at Espn in marketing and as a promotional producer.
Anna is also an ex-freelance producer and director. Felix’s famous father was also in a famous relationship with fellow actress Elizabeth Hurley for 13 years. The couple had met in 1987, but broke up in the summer of 2000.
Felix Chang Hong Grant siblings
Felix’s sister, Tabitha Xaio Xi Hong Grant, was born 17 months before her brother. As mentioned above, his older sister, Tabitha Xiao Xi was born through Hugh and Tinglan’s “volatile affair”.
Speaking to Ellen about the birth of his daughter, Hugh said:
“I can’t pretend it wasn’t a little surprise, but it’s a really nice surprise.
Likewise, in an interview with The Daily Telegraph in 2012, the Nine Months actor said that he really liked his daughter. Next up on the list of Felix’s siblings is John Mungo Grant (born September 2018). However, he was born through Hugh’s current wife Anna Eberstein. John is Grant’s first child with Eberstein.
Interestingly, during John’s birth, Hugh was also on the verge of becoming Felix’s father as Tinglan, the London native’s former partner, was pregnant with him.
After Felix, Hugh welcomed his fourth and second children with Anna and this time a daughter in March 2015. Although she is now nearly seven years old, Grant and his current wife have yet to reveal her name.
Felix has another half sister that his actor father had with Eberstein in December 2018. But even her name is a mystery until now.
Felix Chang Hong Grant Other Facts
- While Felix’s oldest sister, Tabitha, has her father’s ex-girlfriend and actress, Elizabeth Hurley, as her godmother, it’s unclear if the Austin Powers star also fills the same role as Felix herself.
- Hugh once admitted to making a mistake where she… showed one of his sons his ass. Then this son of Grant taught his friends to do the same. However, it is unclear who it was, Felix or his half-brother, John.
- Also, one of his sons, presumably Felix, once asked his father, Hugh Grant, why he was in the 2017 film Paddington all the time.
- During an interview with his Music and Lyric costar, Drew Barrymore in February 2021, Hugh revealed that his son had stabbed himself in the face with a pen. According to the Golden Globe winner, his child did so after becoming frustrated during a homeschooling session. However, Grant again did not specify who this son was.
- Although he is Chinese on his mother’s side, Felix’s ethnic groups are (mainly) Scottish. Others are English, a few parts Irish, Welsh, Cornish and Dutch. He is also remotely connected to lineages such as Afrikaner/French/Belgian [Walloon].
- 1 Felix Chang Hong Grant Birth Details, Name Meaning, …
- 2 The birth of Felix Chang Hong Grant had a life-changing effect on his father Hugh Grant
- 3 Who is Felix’s mother? Her relationship with Hugh Grant
- 4 Are Felix Chang Hong Grant’s parents married?
- 5 They are apparently reunited for a short period
- 6 Felix Chang Hong Grant’s Father Remarried
- 7 Felix Chang Hong Grant siblings
- 8 Felix Chang Hong Grant Other Facts