It’s baby number nine!

Mel Gibson, 60, is set to be a father for the ninth time. The actor’s 26-year-old girlfriend of two years, Rosalind Ross, is reportedly pregnant with the couple’s first child, and due in early 2017.

“Mel and Rose are so excited about the baby,” a couple’s close friend tells People.

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The Braveheart actor was formerly married to Robyn Moore, and the two share six sons, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo, and Thomas, and shares daughter Lucia with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

“Mel loves being a dad and he and Rose can’t wait to be parents together,” the source tells the site. “The last two years have been some of his happiest years he’s ever had.”

Congratulations to the growing family!