Actor Josh Lucas's new wife is pregnant with the couple's first child, according to a report.

The Sweet Home Alabama star wed his longtime girlfriend Jessica, a freelance writer, on Friday, just two months after Lucas revealed he had been engaged "for a while".

At the time, the actor, 40, claimed the couple was planning to exchange vows over Christmas, but news of the surprise nuptials surfaced on Monday, and were subsequently confirmed by his representative.

Now a source tells that Jessica was a pregnant bride and is due to give birth later this year.

Lucas' spokesperson has yet to confirm the baby news.