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Leonor Varela Expecting First Child

07/03/2012 at 03:00 PM ET
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There’s a baby on the way for Leonor Varela.

The Dallas star, 39, is expecting her first child with producer Lucas Akoskin this fall, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“It’s Leonor’s first child and the couple are over the moon,” adds the rep.

The Chilean beauty, who’s been heating up the airwaves as the villainous Marta Del Sol on TNT’s summer blockbuster hit, has previously appeared in Blade II and starred as Cleopatra in the television mini-series.

Akoskin is currently in production on Words with Gods.

– Monica Rizzo

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Jules on

Congradulations! Love her on Dallas!

Kata on

Very happy for her. As somebody who cared for her puppy when alive knows that Leonor will be a great mom. :-)

Jordan on

Congrats

Shannon on

Pretty lady. Congrats!

Cany on

So glad for her! I’m chilean and even when she lives all her life outside, we feel that she’s a awesome image for our country. A lot of bless for you Leonor!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! That being said, I noticed that the rep said that this is Lenor’s first child, but didn’t mention it being Lucas’s first child. So does that mean he has children already? Does anyone know?

Aboveall on

Congrats!! she’s a good actress…
And her father was a GENIUS Ph.D. Francisco Varela (a Chilean biologist, philosopher and neuroscientist)…

AJ on

Congrats!!! I wonder if they’ll write her pregnancy into the show.

Rae on

Of course she’s not married.

Shannon on

That will be one gorgeous baby! Her boyfriend is extremely handsome!

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