UPDATE: PEOPLE confirms that Sweet Home Alabama star Josh Lucas and new wife Jessica are expecting their first child.
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He may have only recently taken on the real life role as husband, but a source says that Sweet Home Alabama actor Josh Lucas is about to delve into full-time fatherhood as well.
Us Weekly reports that an inside source has revealed that his newlywed wife Jessica is pregnant with couple’s first child together.
This news surfaced only after the star’s rep confirmed to Us Weekly that the 40-year-old actor had in fact wed his freelance writer girlfriend.
Josh publicly confirmed his engagement in early January on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. After meeting Jessica in Big Sur, Calif., he realized she was “the one” during an encounter with a mountain lion on an “eco retreat.”
The Life As We Know It star recently admitted to having babies on the brain.
“I think I do have baby fever,” Josh tells HollyBaby.com. “I’ve had it for a little while.”
However, Josh also claims that he is no stranger to raising a child and knows what it takes to be a parent.
“When I was 19 years old I met an 18-year-old woman with a seven-month-old baby and I’ve raised him ever since,” Josh says. “We didn’t know each other that well and we were raising a family together.
“He was learning to walk and talk and ride a bike. He was going through breastfeeding and I’m saying to myself, ‘How am I here? What is this about?'” he adds. “But it’s been one of the greatest experiences of my life and I’m grateful for it to say the least.”