Hugh Grant announces new baby with Tinglan Hong on Twitter

British actor Hugh Grant attends the "Cloud Atlas" premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012.

British actor Hugh Grant, a vocal critic of the media for invading the privacy of celebrities, announced on Twitter the arrival of his second child with Chinese actress Tinglan Hong.

The 52-year-old star of “Notting Hill” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral” said he was “thrilled” at the birth of his son, but hoped the media would leave his family alone.

The Agence France-Presse said Grant’s announcement was in response to a story in Britain’s Mail on Sunday, which had obtained a copy of the baby’s birth certificate issued on Valentine’s Day.

Hong and Grant had their first child together in September 2011, E! Online reported.

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres last night, Grant said he enjoyed parenthood.

"Everyone was right all these years, saying, "Hugh, why don't you have some children? It changes your life," Grant said in the sit-down. "Now that I have a child, it is life changing. I recommend it. Get some!'