The woman pregnant with Jude Law's fourth child is dismissing her mother's recent remark that the actor didn't want the baby.
Samantha Burke's mom, Lea Burke, was quoted in a London paper as saying that "Jude didn't want the baby" and that she was "terrified" to tell Law she was expecting. The London Evening Standard also quoted Lea as saying, "It would be nice if the father was around, but that's not going to happen because of his job and Samantha knows that."
But in a press conference outside Lea's Pensacola, Florida, home on Friday, Samantha and her lawyers made it clear that Law has responded positively to the pregnancy.
"Samantha and her mother would like to be clear that comments attributed to her mother and media stories reported in the last 24 hours regarding Jude's contact with Samantha and his involvement were taken out of context," her lawyer said in a prepared statement to the crowd of reporters. "Samantha, her mom and her family can confirm Jude has been responsive and supportive throughout the relationship and pregnancy and know that he will remain so as a father once baby Sophia is born."
He added: "Jude and Samantha remain committed to the health and well-being of this child and appreciate your honoring her privacy during this special time."
Before returning inside the house, Samantha echoed his request.
"I just really would appreciate if everyone could respect my privacy," she said. "It's a hard time."