Third Child on the Way for Chad Lowe

12/23/2015 at 05:55 PM ET

Chad Lowe wife Kim expecting third child
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Chad Lowe was keeping a secret of his own: There’s another baby on the way!

The Pretty Little Liars star and his wife Kim are expecting their third child, he confirms.

The couple are already parents to daughters Fiona, 3, and Mabel, 6.

“We are so thrilled that our family is growing,” the actor and director tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“Mabel and Fiona can’t wait to be big sisters … Kim and I are studying up on zone defense!”

“Baby number 3 due this spring!” Lowe, 47, tweeted along with the hashtag #blessed.

And with Kim’s previous pregnancies under his belt, Lowe, who recently directed episodes of Bones, as well as his own show, definitely knows the drill.

“I’m trying to bank some sleeping hours, which is a little tough,” he told PEOPLE shortly before Fiona’s birth.

“I have been out buying a lot of stuff to organize [everything] we have. It is amazing how much stuff babies need.”

Chad Lowe wife Kim expecting third child
The family with Chad’s brother Rob earlier this month – Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The Lowes began dating in January 2007 and tied the knot in front of family and friends during an oceanside ceremony in Los Angeles in August 2010.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Sarah Michaud

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Tatum on

Didn’t he used to be married to Hilary Swank, or did I just imagine that?

Me on

yes he was married to Hillary Swank. congratulations to Chad and Kim

Linda on

No, Tatum you didn’t imagine that…they were married for 8 years, I think.

J on

Yes, he was married to Hilary. They were married just over 10 years. 9.28.97 – 11.1.07. It’s interesting that he started dating his current wife in 2007.

Just a Duck on

@J. They were separated for quite a while before they got divorced. She started dating her boyfriend in 2006, so if anything, Chad was slow on the uptake.

facelessbandit on

This makes me think Hilary didn’t want or couldn’t have children and it tore them apart.

Tish on

Love Chad. He’s a cutie.

AE on

He lives in my neighborhood and I see him and his daughter around all the time. He is just the loveliest person: so very kind and gracious. And always such an attentive and sweet dad. So happy for him and his beautiful family.

myuntidydesk on

I am glad he finally found a woman who would give him the children he obviously wanted.

KZ on

Congratulations to them.

Ginger on

I hope their baby brings them much joy.