Kevin Byrne
August 01, 2009 AT 05:35 AM EDT

Two days after’s exclusive report in which actor Jude Law announced he was about to become a father for the fourth time, both People magazine and the BBC have obtained a statement from lawyers representing the mother-to-be, Samantha Burke, who says she will be giving birth to a baby girl. Burke –a 24-year-old model and aspiring actress from Pensacola, Fla.– says the girl’s name will be Sophia. The statement adds that Law “has been responsive and supportive throughout the relationship and pregnancy” and that “he will remain so as a father once Baby Sophia is born.” Burke’s reps say she and Law met when he was filming Sherlock Holmes in New York City last year.

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