Actor Michael Sheen, 50, welcomes baby girl with Swedish actress girlfriend Anna Lundberg, 25, as his father says ‘it’s great news… we are thrilled to bits’
- The actor’s father Meyrick, 80, confirmed on Friday that Anna had given birth
- Speaking to MailOnline about the happy announcement, Michael’s beaming father gushed: ‘We are thrilled to bits, over the moon’
- The Good Omens star confirmed he was expecting his first child with Anna in July, just two months after they were first romantically linked
- Michael also shares daughter Lily Mo Sheen, 20, with his ex Kate Beckinsale, and he previously said parenting is the ‘most challenging’ job
Michael Sheen has welcomed a baby girl with girlfriend Anna Lundberg, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
The 50-year-old actor’s father Meyrick, 80, confirmed the 25-year-old Swedish actress had given birth, and said they were ‘thrilled to bits’ about the news.
Speaking about the happy announcement on Friday, Michael’s beaming father gushed: ‘We are thrilled to bits, over the moon.’
Congratulations! Michael Sheen has welcomed a baby girl with his girlfriend Anna Lundberg, MailOnline can exclusively reveal (pictured earlier this month)
Adding that he had seen pictures of the baby, Meyrick said it was ‘great news’, and said he and his wife celebrated the birth by ‘raising a glass.’
MailOnline have contacted Michael’s representatives for comment.
This comes after the Good Omens star confirmed he was expecting his first child with Anna in July, just two months after they were initially romantically linked in May following a series of loved-up social media posts.
Revealing the happy news on Twitter, he wrote: ‘Very happy to let everyone know that my partner Anna and I are expecting a little angel of our own. (Just to be clear, we’re having a baby!) #nottheantichrist.’ (sic)
Lovely: The actor’s father Meyrick, 80, confirmed the news that Swedish actress Anna who had given birth, and said they were ‘thrilled to bits’ with the news
Happy news! Michael was delighted to share the news he was going to be a dad again in a tweet with his fans on Twitter in July
Michael shares daughter Lily Mo Sheen, 20, with his ex Kate Beckinsale, and he previously said parenting is the ‘most challenging’ job yet he revealed it is a necessary and rewarding role.
He told The Guardian in 2010: ‘I think being a parent is the most challenging thing you do. That’s why we’re here. It’s at the heart of what it is to be a human being.
‘It’s the ultimate experience because it questions everything about who you are. But it’s difficult.
‘My job takes me away from my daughter, Lily a lot, so when I am with her the time is really important.’
Happy families: Michael already raises daughter Lily Mo Sheen, 20, (pictured together in November 2009, California) with his ex Kate Beckinsale
Happy couple: The news comes after the Good Omens star first confirmed he was expecting his first child with Anna in July, just two months after they were first romantically linked
The actor was previously linked to Aisling Bea in April 2018 when the pair attended the Olivier Awards in London, but didn’t walk the red carpet together.
They later appeared to confirm their romance by sharing a photograph online of them attending a charity event for refugees in New York.
An onlooker at the event said at the time: ‘They stayed close all evening and Michael leaped to her defence when a reveller smashed a glass near her, making sure she was OK.’
Proud: Anna, who bills herself as a ‘Swedish/NYC actress currently living in the UK’, shared a series of loved-up snaps with Michael as she accompanied him to the New York screening and London world premiere of his new show, Good Omens
Aspiring actress: Although she is yet to hit the big time, she has appeared in productions of Othello and Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening
Michael’s ex-girlfriend, American comedian Sarah Silverman, 48, later revealed he had split from Aisling in September 2018.
However, the former flames were then pictured together in December 2018, before she moved on with actor Andrew Garfield, 36, in March 2019 following his split from singer Rita Ora, 28.
Michael dated Sarah for four years until December 2017, with the relationship ending because he wanted to come back to Britain.
The actor had lived in Hollywood for over a decade but returned to the UK when his daughter Lily turned 18 and began attending college at New York University.
Hunk: Anna has accompanied Michael to the BBC studios to promote Good Omens
Partner: The pair’s relationship has apparently gone from strength since May, with Anna and Michael now on a ‘glamping’ holiday in West Wales
LA: The pair also enjoyed a sunkissed trip to LA last month, where Anna snapped this photo of Michael
Playful: Anna shared a video of the film star killing a fly with spray during their romantic holiday in Wales
He said he and Sarah felt in ‘different ways’ that they both wanted to ‘get more involved’ in the political climate after Brexit and Donald Trump’s election.
‘It led to me wanting to address the issues that I thought led some people to vote the way they did about Brexit, in the area I come from and others like it,’ he said.
‘I felt a responsibility to do something, but it did mean coming back here – which was difficult for us, because we were very important to each other. But we both acknowledge that each of us had to do what we needed to do.’
Sarah also spoke fondly of her ex and former Masters Of Sex co-star in an interview shortly after the split, admitting long-distance was to blame for the parting of ways.
Ex: Michael was previously linked to Come Fly With Me actress Aisling, from April 2018 to early 2019 (pictured May 2018)
Former flame: Michael dated Sarah Silverman, 48, for four years until December 2017, with the relationship ending because he wanted to come back to Britain (pictured December 2016)
She shared: ‘I was with Michael [Sheen]. We broke up over Christmas. As you know, he moved back to the UK and his life is really there and my life is really not there.
‘But I love him to pieces and you know if he’s in town and we’re both single, we will make love.’
Michael has one daughter, Lily with British screen star Kate, 46, who he was with between 1995 and 2003, and continues to maintain a very close relationship with.
Happy family: Michael has one daughter, Lily with British screen star Kate Beckinsale, 46, who he was with between 1995 and 2003 (pictured together in April 2016)
An actress, a ballet dancer and a comedian… Michael Sheen’s many loves
Kate Beckinsale – 1995-2003
Michael dated actress Kate, 45, from 1995-2003 after meeting in the play, The Seagull.
They share daughter Lily, now 20.
The couple split with Kate getting engaged to Underworld director a few months later.
They have maintained a famously amicable relationship.
Rachel McAdams – 2010 – 2013
Michael dated The Notebook star Rachel, 40, from October 2010 to February 2013
The pair first met when they worked together on Woody Allen’s flick Midnight In Paris.
They are said to have called off their romance due to ‘different visions for the future.’
Sarah Silverman – 2014-2017
Newport-born Sheen had a four-year romance with comedian Sarah, 48, which ended in December 2017.
Last year he revealed that his relationship with Silverman had hit the rocks because he wanted to come back to Britain.
He and Sarah felt in ‘different ways’ that they wanted to ‘get more involved’ in the political climate after Brexit and Donald Trump’s election.
Lorraine Stewart – 2004-2010
Michael sparked up a romance with ballet dancer Lorraine shortly after his split from Kate.
The couple’s romance went from strength-to-strength with Lorraine accompanying Michael to Buckingham Palace when he was made an OBE in 2009.
They went their separate ways in mid 2010.
Carrie Keagan – 2013-2014
Following his split from Rachel in 2013, Michael sparked up a romance with glamorous American presenter Carrie Keagan, 39, which lasted a matter of months.
They first met in May 2011 when he appeared on Carrie’s VH1 show Big Morning Buzz Live.
Aisling Bea – 2018-2019
Michael’s last romance was with Come Fly With Me actress Aisling, 35, from April 2018 to early 2019.
In September 2018, Michael’s ex Sarah confirmed their split although they were back on by December.
By March 2019, the pair had split once more with Aisling linked to actor Andrew Garfield.
The actress said in an interview with InStyle magazine in 2004: ‘We were very lucky in that we didn’t have an acrimonious split.
‘We are still very close and [our daughter] sees us around each other. He’s absolutely one of my most favourite people ever. I love him dearly – I would miss him dreadfully if he wasn’t in my life.’
Michael also dated The Notebook star Rachel McAdams, 40, from October 2010 to February 2013.
Ex factor: Michael also dated The Notebook star Rachel McAdams, 40, from October 2010 to February 2013 (pictured in May 2011)
Friendly exes: In December 2016 Kate revealed she was so close to Michael that she was planning on spending Christmas with the Welsh actor and Sarah in their Los Angeles home (pictured May 2016)
The actor is best known for playing Tony Blair in three separate films, is also famous for his roles in Masters of Sex, The Twilight Saga and Frost/Nixon.
Anna bills herself as a ‘Swedish/NYC actress currently living in the UK’ and has appeared in productions of Othello and Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening.
The thespian completed a three-year theatre programme in Sweden, followed by summer courses at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and Guildford School of Acting.
The Far From The Madding Crowd star has been swept up in a whirlwind romance with Anna since the couple went Instagram official in May.
Close bond: The actress has previously laughed off claims their close bond is strange, saying they’ve been apart longer than they’d ever been together
Long-term love: Following his split with Kate, Michael had a six-year relationship with ballet dancer Lorraine Stewart from 2004-2010 (pictured June 2010)
Anna shared a series of loved-up snaps with Michael as she accompanied him to the New York screening and London world premiere of his new show, Good Omens.
In one smitten snap, a glamorous Anna posed arm-in-arm with a suited and booted Michael in London, with the beauty writing: ‘What an incredible night to be a part of! Again I’m overwhelmed with pride and couldn’t be happier for Michael & the cast.’
She also shared a photo of the pair holding hands as they watched the fantasy epic.
Anna also snapped a selfie with the Welsh actor in New York with the caption: ‘So, so, so proud of this angelic face.’
The pair’s relationship has apparently gone from strength to strength as the couple enjoyed a ‘glamping’ holiday in West Wales.
Fling: In 2013, Michael sparked up a romance with presenter Carrie Keagan which lasted a matter of months (pictured January 2014)
Did they? Michael was also rumoured to have romanced his Masters of Sex co-star Caitlin Fitzgerald after a photo emerged of them kissing in August 2013 – however a rep told MailOnline at the time the pair were ‘just friends’ (pictured August 2015)
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