Gael García Bernal and Girlfriend Expecting a Son

09/08/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

Gael_garcia_bernalUpdate: According to director Fernando Mereilles the couple are expecting a boy. Fernando went on to say,

"He’s a nice guy. He’s warm — that’s all a dad needs to be, right? He’s very loving. He has this energy – this love energy. He’s going to be a great father. He’s so excited. He’s really taking time to prepare himself. He’s really looking forward to it."

Gael — who says "life is good" — told OK! that "everyone’s reaction is the same," and that he is "glad like every father."

Originally posted August 14th: Despite a denial in May, reps for actors Gael García Bernal and Dolores Fonzi, 30, have confirmed that the couple is expecting a child in early 2009. A statement from Gael’s production company Canana Films read:

"After so much speculation and comments, [Dolores and Gael] are indeed expecting a baby at the start of next year."

The Y tu mamá también and Babel star, 29, founded Canana Films with close friend and co-star Diego Luna, who welcomed his own child, a son, two days ago.

Source: AFP; Photo by Nick Sadler/StarTraks.

Thanks to CBB reader Cat.

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lilith on

Wow, this is great. Best buddie’s kids can have playdates together. Loved them both in Y tu mama tambien. Great film.

lee on

damn. that baby is going to be hot. i think these two together are better looking than brad and angelina. maybe i’m biased because i’ve been in love with gael for a long time, but seriously, i’d call this combo the genetic jackpot.

vanina on

awwwww, i’m so glad they finally decided to share such happy news with the world!!! Dolores has been trying to cover her belly here in Bs As( i think she’s around 4 months and half now)when our local gossip shows started to spread the news about her pregnancy.She and Gael have been going on and off with their relationship for a long time,i thought they weren’t going to be together anymore…i guess i was wrong!!! i’m so happy they’re together and having a baby next year.CONGRATS to them!!!!

melanie on

i’m so happy for him but i wish i was having his child!! maybe the next one…:)

L on

His girlfriend is gorgeous, their kid will be the cutest little pixie.

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