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James Van Der Beek To Be A First-Time Dad

4/10/2010 9:35am EDT

James Van Der BeekJames Van Der Beek is set to become a first-time father - his girlfriend is pregnant.
The happy news comes less than a month after the former "Dawson's Creek" star reached a divorce settlement with his ex-wife, actress Heather Ann McComb.
Van Der Beek and his new partner Kimberly Brook are expecting their first child later this year.
The actor broke the news in a 'tweet'.
He wrote, "The woman I love and I are expecting our first child. Currently experiencing joy on levels I never knew existed."
The couple met last summer after Van Der Beek and McComb had split. 

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