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Actor and director Mel Gibson, 60, and his girlfriend, Rosalind Ross, 26, are expecting a child early next year, according to PEOPLE.

The couple, who have been dating for two years, are very excited about the impending arrival of their first child together.

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Gibson, who is already the father of eight children – seven with ex-wife Robyn Moore and one with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, is thrilled to be adding to his family.

“Mel loves being a dad, and he and Rose can’t wait to be parents together. The last two years have been some of his happiest years he’s ever had,” a source told PEOPLE.

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This will be the first child for Ross, a writer, and former champion equestrian vaulter.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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