Baby on the Way for Josh Charles

08/24/2014 at 11:30 AM ET

Josh Charles Wife Pregnant Expecting First Child
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Josh Charles is gearing up to be a good dad: his wife is pregnant!

The former Good Wife star, 42, and Sophie Flack, 31, are expecting their first child this winter, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Charles and the Bunheads author — who showed off her belly in a floral print dress at Heifer International‘s Beyond Hunger: A Place At The Table gala on Friday — already know the sex of their baby on the way, but are keeping it a secret.

In March, fans of the hit series were shocked when Charles’s character, lawyer Will Gardner, was killed off the show after being shot by his client in the courtroom.

“It’s been one of the greatest gigs for me in my entire career, but at the end of last year, my contract was up and I was ready to move on,” the actor said at the time.

Charles and Flack, a former ballet dancer, tied the knot in September.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Mary Green

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Guest on

Loved him in Awakenings.

Carolyn on

I wish them every happiness, and what a pretty dress she’s wearing. No stretched out T-shirt looking things.

Tara on

I still miss Will Gardner 😦

Ann on

Wow, best wishes! Enjoyed Charles on “The Good Wife” and wish he and Sophie much happiness with their new baby and with his career. A refreshing story indeed!

&. on

Well well, Knox Overstreet finally got with Chris Noel.

One problem, though.. is it really such a good idea PR-wise to show up visibly pregnant (and huge) at an event for “Heifer” International?

Heidi on

Loved him in an old school movie Combat Academy lol

JT on

It’s always confusing to me why couples will find out the gender but not share it with other people. I get that it’s every couple’s right to do what they want and it’s not our business to know everything but I know a few couples who did this and it always baffled me. They say they want everyone else surprised but they themselves can’t wait for the surprise? It annoys me. But, I’m just nosy and want to know! Don’t keep me in the dark!! 😉