Baby Girl on the Way for A.J. Buckley

09/03/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

A.J. Buckley Expecting Daughter
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A.J. Buckley is going to be a dad!

The former CSI: NY star and his fiancée, oncology nurse Abigail Ochse, are expecting their first child — a daughter — early next year, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Abby is currently five months pregnant and the couple look forward to welcoming their new addition in early 2014,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

On Tuesday morning, the actor hinted to his Twitter followers that he had special news to share. “Good morning. Big announcement today. So excited to share #lifechanging,” he Tweeted.

Buckley, 35, will next star alongside Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson in North of Hell, an independent film which he also produced.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Julie Jordan

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annie on

Congratulations to aj, Buckley on news of expected baby girl. Such great news for a lovely and talented actor.

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! Can’t wait for North of Hell.

Cs617 on

Congrats!! Will miss CSI NY. Great show with a great cast.

Anonymous on

Yay! He is awesome. Wish NY was still on :(

Stacey on

If we cannot get an unwed nurse to use birth control is it a wonder teenage pregnancy is out of control?

Stacey on

Why do my comments never get posted?

Melinda on

Probably because you come off like an asshole. Just sayin’.

Congrats to AJ and Abigail.

Anonymous on

Stacey- You’re making two big assumptions. One, that the pregnancy was unplanned (people DO sometimes try to have children! ;)), and two, that they weren’t using birth control if it was. Bottomline: Unless you were in the room when that precious girl was conceived, you have no way of knowing what circumstances the pregnancy occured under!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Anonymous on

I also want to say that it’s fine if you don’t agree with having children out of wedlock, Stacey. It’s not my cup of tea either. But it’s a matter of personal choice, and it’s not our place to decide who can and can’t have children (and just we’re clear, I’m talking about adults that are prepared for the responsibility of raising said children, not teenagers who aren’t!).

Anonymous on

Stacey on September 4th, 2013
If we cannot get an unwed nurse to use birth control is it a wonder teenage pregnancy is out of control?

Who is “we” and why are unwed adults required to use birth control? That’s pretty odd!

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