Jude Law fears he will be single for the rest of his life.

The 'Sherlock Holmes' actor - who was left stunned after discovering he is to become a father for the fourth time after a brief fling with US model Samantha Burke - is enjoying not being in a relationship but hopes his love life will soon improve.

Jude - who has three children with ex-wife Sadie Frost - said: "I am very happy, I feel very settled with myself in my world. I don't feel as needy and desperate to prove things about myself. In my twenties I was very keen to achieve this and disprove this and that. Now I enjoy just being able to concentrate on my children and my and myself.

"But it doesn't mean I'll be single for the rest of my life - I hope."

The British star also has no intention of quitting the UK for Hollywood as he is happy living in London.

He added to Britain's OK! magazine: "It does kind of baffle me sometimes that people always ask me, 'When are you going to move here?' There is a misconception that you have to live in Hollywood to make it big there and equally that you choose not to live there because you hate it. I mean, it doesn't always have to be an extreme - I love to come to Hollywood!"