Congratulations are in order for Brandon Routh, 32, and Courtney Ford, 33!
The couple, who wed in November 2007, expect their first child this summer, their rep confirms with Celebrity Baby Scoop.
“It’s been so hard keeping the news to ourselves,” Routh tells PEOPLE.
“Everyone on set keeps asking, ‘Do you have kids?’ and I’ve had to say, ‘Well … not yet!’ It’s the truth. The baby hasn’t been born yet!,” he says.
“It started getting difficult to hide what was happening,” the Parenthood actress adds. “Flu and food poisoning excuses only work for so long, and by the last episode I could no longer button my pants! I just tried to joke that I had a big lunch!”
Ford is also known for her roles as Portia on True Blood and Christine on Dexter. Routh starred in Superman Returns, as well as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Chuck.