Soon-to-Be a Father of Nine! Mel Gibson Expecting His First Child With Rosalind Ross

Rep for the actor confirmed the exciting announcement to E! News

By McKenna Aiello Sep 16, 2016 10:09 PMTags

There's a baby on board for Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross!

A rep for the actor confirms to E! News that the actor and his girlfriend of two years are expecting their first child together. The couple will welcome their little bundle of joy early next year, according to People, who broke the news.

"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 close to the growing family told the mag.

This will be the 26-year-old former equestrian champ's first baby and Gibson's, 60, ninth. He most recently fathered a little girl, Lucia, in 2009 with ex-girlfriend of one year Oksana Grigorieva

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Previously, the Braveheart star was married to Robyn Moore for 26 years before separating in 2006 . The former couple share eight children together, ranging in age from 36 to 17-years-old. 

Gibson recently made headlines in early September when his latest directorial-effort Hacksaw Ridge received a 10-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, prompting many to dub the once-troubled star's return to Hollywood an undeniable "comeback."

Earlier in the summer, E! News learned Grigorieva will only see $250,000 of the $15 million she was initially supposed to receive from the Oscar-winning actor due to the domestic abuse claims she made in an interview on The Howard Stern Show in 2013, according to court documents.

Legal drama aside, looks like 2016 is shaping up to be a pretty sweet year for Mel! Congratulations, you two.