Actor announces the news on Twitter

Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek is expecting his first child with girlfriend Kimberly Brook.

The actor, 33, announced the happy news on Twitter.

‘Yes, it’s true – the woman I love and I are expecting our first child,’ he wrote.

‘Currently experiencing joy on levels I never knew existed.’

Kimberly, who started dating James last July, is due to give birth in the autumn.

He split from his wife Heather Ann McComb after nearly six years in April 2009.

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