Jude Law has welcomed his fifth child into the world, a little girl Credit: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic

Jude Law has become a father for the fifth time! The British actor's former girlfriend Catherine Harding (also known as Cat Cavelli) has given birth to a baby girl, his rep tells the Daily Mail.

"I can confirm the arrival of Jude Law and Catherine Harding's daughter," the rep revealed in a statement. "Both are delighted and continue to ask that their privacy and that of their child be respected."

As Us Weekly previously reported, news of the impending birth broke in October of last year, when the star's rep announced the couple were expecting a baby.

Despite no longer being in a relationship, they were, the rep said, "both wholeheartedly committed to raising their child."

Harding, 23, is an aspiring British singer who dated Law for a few months in mid-2014.

The Sherlock Holmes actor is already dad to sons Rafferty, 18, and Rudy, 12, and daughter Iris, 14, whom he shares with ex-wife Sadie Frost. He also has a daughter Sophia, 5, with ex-girlfriend Samantha Burke.