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Emile Hirsch

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Congrats are in order!

Emile Hirsch is about to become a father for the first time, E! News has exclusively learned.

The actor is expecting a child next year with a woman that he dated in the past.

The two, who remain close friends, will be raising their little bundle of joy together.

This is exciting news for the Into the Wild star, who joked about having some baby news on his Twitter earlier this week.

"I have a baby announcement to make. I am in fact @RonanFarrow 's biological father," he tweeted in the wake of the Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra paternity drama.

The 28-year-old most recently worked on a project dubbed Prince Avalanche, which forced him to make a dramatic weight transformation.

He revealed on Chelsea Lately that he had to pack on the pounds for the role and started eating up to four fast food meals a day to do so.

"I'm not sure if it was a special diet in the sense that I was trying to gain weight for the role. I just think I was, like, drunk post-club for a few months before I went and shot the role," he explained earlier this summer.

"It's like the question with the chicken or the egg, or in my case eggs benedict with peanut butter and, you know."

And soon it'll be two orders of eggs benedict for the future father!