James Van Der Beek, Kimberly Brooks

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Well, someone's not wasting any time.

Just a week after reaching a settlement in his divorce from his wife of six years, James Van Der Beek has confirmed that he's starting up a new family, expecting his first child with ladyfriend and model Kimberly Brook.

"Yes, it's true—the woman I love and I are expecting our first child…currently experiencing joy on levels I never knew existed," he tweeted today.

Brook, whose Twitter bio describes her as a "Kabbalah student" and "citizen of the world," also confirmed the news, though neither revealed when the baby is due.

The couple went public with their romance late last year, and reportedly met in August while vacationing in Israel. And lest you worry how Van Der Beek's ex might feel about the happy news, fear not.

"James, Kim and James' ex, Heather, are all amicable and on good terms," a close pal of the expectant couple tells E! News. "The three of them have all hung out together. James and Kim are superhappy about the baby. They are above and beyond thrilled. They are the happiest couple ever." Congrats!

—Reporting by Dahvi Shira


If this kid has any hope of keeping up with the Cruises, the parents-to-be better start studying our Fashion Police Jr. now!

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