Model Sam Burke claims that her daughter Sophia, born in Florida on Tuesday, is the product of a fling with the 36-year-old actor.
Jude, however, was not present at the baby’s birth, and even refused to make the three-hour trip from New York, where he’s starring in Hamlet.
“Jude is still very cautious about Sam and Sophia. Until he is 100 per cent certain she is his daughter he is only communicating through lawyers,” the News of the World quoted one of the actor’s pals as saying.
“If he is the father he will meet his obligations to the child. He’s hoping for an early chance to establish that he is genuinely her dad,” the friend added.
Sam is said to have told people closer to her that Jude paid her for antenatal care and for the birth.
However, Jude’s friend said: “It was an act of kindness rather than an admission that he was the dad.”
The paper further reports that Sam’s representatives are negotiating a six-figure deal for pictures of the baby, but Jude’s lawyers have asked her not to talk to the media until they agree a financial package if the baby is confirmed as his.
Sam’s gran Delores accused Jude of taking advantage, saying: “She’s a lovely outgoing girl and he’s a lot older man, with three children from a failed marriage (to Sadie Frost). It breaks your heart.”
I am not surprised that he would not want to have anything to do with the baby before finding out if the child is his. I have found out that the Court system will blast you quickly with sense you established a bond with the child, then you have to maintain that relationship with the child!
Unfortunately the only one that suffers is the guy paying the child support. So men lets be sure, after we know, then we step up!!!