Married Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderberg has admitted to fathering a love child with an Australian woman.
Soderberg has agreed to make ‘reasonable’ child support payments for the upkeep of Pearl Button Anderson, who was born last August.
According to docs filed in Manhattan Supreme Court and seen by Radar online, Soderbergh, 48, ‘consents to... the entry of a reasonable order of child support.’
The child’s mother, Frances Lawrencina Anderson filed a paternity lawsuit in February in Manhattan.
She claimed the Traffic director helped pay medical expenses during her pregnancy, and a DNA test confirmed paternity of the child, born last August.
Miss Anderson lives in Sydney where Soderbergh directed his self-penned play Tot Mom at a local theatre.
The play ran from December 2009 to February 2010.
He has been married to TV personality and novelist Jules Asner since 2003.
The couple were reported to be separated while he was living in Australia.
Asner, a 42-year-old former model once ranked in FHM’s 100 sexiest women list, is now a TV presenter, best known for her years as a long-time E! show personality.
She has also written a novel Whacked, which made it into Amazon’s top ten list.
The couple have no children but Soderbergh has a daughter, Sarah, from his first marriage.