Actor Chad Lowe and his girlfriend, producer Kim Painter, are expecting their first child together! According to Entertainment Tonight, the 41-year-old and his partner will welcome their daughter in May. In a statement to PEOPLE, Chad’s rep says,
“Kim Painter and Chad Lowe announced today that they are expecting a baby in early summer. The couple is overjoyed and could not be happier.”
Talking to Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush, the proud soon-to-be papa recalled the early morning “sweet” moment when Kim spilled the exciting news. “She has to go to work in the morning very early. She woke up with a big smile on her face and I knew exactly what that meant.” Upon sharing the news with their family and friends, Chad explains that the advice for the first-time parents has been pouring in, but laughs that a constant tip seems to be to ”get a lot of sleep while I can.”
Despite ET‘s reporting that the couple are expecting a baby girl, Chad says, as of now, the only ones in the know are the doctors! “There is a negotiation going on right now with Kim and I. I definitely want to know and she is much more interested in allowing it to be a surprise,” he reveals.
Chad, a television actor, won an Emmy for his role in Life Goes On and also appeared in hit shows including 24, ER, andMelrose Place. Chad and Kim began dating in January 2007.