Tinglan Hong maybe Hugh Grant’s ex but her impact in his life will remain with him forever. The American actor Hugh Grant had a reputation of an eternal bachelor but everything changed the first time he came in contact with the one-time restaurant waitress Hong. The two made headlines for sharing enviable intimate relationship and during the course of their love life the English actor who always speaks of not wanting an offspring eventually had one and today, she is “the happy accident” of his life and Tinglan is that source through which his bundle of joy came to him. Let’s find out more about Grant- Hong’s relationship and their adorable daughter.
Tinglan Hong’s Biography
Born in a big city of Lishui of the Zhejiang Province, China, Tinglan is a daughter to a Chinese businesswoman and a father who is equally an entrepreneur. Tinglan’s birthdate is not yet known neither is there any record of her siblings. Not much is also known about Tinglan Hong’s educational background left for a record about her saying she was quite the headstrong type who is always going against the school rules in high school. Also a very inquisitive type, Tinglan would always try her hands-on something new. After high school, she enrolled at the University of Surrey where she studied for a degree in hotel and management. There are reports that she even has a masters degree in travel and tourism.
Tinglan lived most of her life in the Eastern part of China until 2003 when she decided to leave for the United Kingdom where she began to work as a receptionist a Bayee Village Chinese restaurant in Wimbledon, South London. A few media outlets label Tinglan Hong as an actress and model but there is no record of her activities in the show business that confirms that. At the Chinese restaurant where she worked, she was known as ‘Tin Tin’ by her co-employees. She also was known for entertaining guests with songs on the karaoke. You will learn more about her relationship life, how she got famous and other juicy facts about Tinglan’s life below.
Facts About Hugh Grant’s Ex-Girlfriend, Tinglan Hong
Her love life prior to meeting Grant
Tin Tin became a subject of the media paparazzi after she was discovered to be pregnant for the English actor Hugh Grant. Before Grant came into the picture, the Chinese lady had a couple of relationships with some lesser-known personalities. For instance, she kept their lovey-dovey life for a few years before calling it to quit. There are reports also that Tinglan shared romantic moments with her London-base restaurant owner Marco Yu but their love life ended shortly after Hong met grant in 2011.
How did Tinglan Hong become famous?
Hong and Hugh kept their relationships away from the public eye for quite a while until the former revealed she was pregnant for the actor. Hugh a well-known playboy was a frequent guest at the South London Chinese restaurant and Hong, the very friendly and always Smiley young lady kept all her secret affairs from her colleagues until the day she surprised them with the news of her pregnancy.
Hong knew about Grant’s records of affairs with the ladies, she even knew he was still flirting with another woman while they were dating but she was less concerned about all that, plus the fact that he is way older than she was.
Grant was absent when Tinglan Hong had their daughter
Hong’s pregnancy came as a shock not only to her work colleagues but also to the English actor Hugh John Mungo Grant who had no initial plans for children. Although he supported her all the way, he rarely allowed their relationship to go public for reasons best known to him. When Tinglan gave birth to her daughter in September 2011, Grant was nowhere near the hospital although he reportedly took care of her needs from a distance. Even after the birth of his daughter whom he named Tabitha Xaioxi Grant, Grant still tried to keep both the mother and daughter away from media attention. Tabitha’s name is translated a “the happy accident”, as her parents had no initial plans to have her but she turned out to be the best that has ever happened in the life of the former receptionist as well as the famous actor.
Tinglan’s multi-million dollars mansion
Prior to and when Tnglan Hong was dating the famous actor, she lived in a tiny rented apartment in suburban New Malden, Surrey but after the birth of her daughter, she received a mansion worth £1.2million (approximately $1,495 million). She also left her job as a receptionist to focus fully on her daughter. Soon after Grant bought the multi-million mansion in West London for his Chinese girlfriend, their relationship ended and shortly afterward, he hitched with Anna Eberstein a Swedish TV producer who currently is his wife and mother of his four other children.
The court barred the media away from her
Tinglan Hong has been a subject of media gossip since she was discovered with the famous English actor Hugh Grant. Even her effort to keep away from the media proved abortive as she and her daughter are often being followed everywhere but in November 2011, a British High Court justice Michael Tugendhat ordered all paparazzi to stare clear from her and her daughter. The court order came after she complained of being hounded and harassed.