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Hugh Grant Cries “A Lot” Now, Admits Fatherhood Made Him Nicer

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Hugh Grant spoke to us about his family life.

Hugh Grant may play the dreamy Prince Charming in a bevy of romantic comedies, but the British star says his own personal life is slightly different from that of the characters he plays. 

As to whether he's a romantic, Grant told Us Weekly, "Certainly not in a sort of marketed Hallmark Valentine's Day sense, no."

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"I find that repugnant," continued the Notting Hill actor, 54, at The Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers Screening of The Rewrite In NYC. "But I'm not without a heart and particularly now in my old age, I cry a lot. Almost everything makes me cry now… anyone who's nice to me makes me cry."

Currently starring in the new rom-com The Rewrite, Grant's personal life is just as busy. He confirmed for the first time this past September that he has a third child, in addition to his daughter Tabitha, 3, and son Felix, 2, with ex Tinglan Hong.

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"It's made me much nicer," he told Us of becoming a father. His third child is a 2-year-old son whom he welcomed with Swedish TV exec Anna Eberstein.

"One of my kids is very obsessed with saying goodbye — he's only 2 — to everyone, including the man who delivers the groceries, whoever he might be," Grant dished to Us. "He has to have a hug and a kiss and I find that very charming."

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While he is enjoying being a family man, Grant admitted to Us that he does not see himself taking on the title of husband any time soon.

"Well maybe baby," he said of the chances that he'll wed, "but I doubt it!"

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