Emilie De Ravin, who plays Belle from Beauty and the Beast
on ABC’sOnce Upon a Time
, has a bun in the oven -- and the father is anything but a beast!
The 33-year-old actress took to Twitter to announce the big news on Friday. "I wanted to share some exciting news, me & @ericbilitch are expecting a baby!!" she gushed. "'Tis truly a dream come true and we could not be happier."
Her boyfriend, filmmaker Eric Bilitch, excitedly retweeted the news and added his own sweet message. "Indeed! We are over the moon with joy!" he wrote. "Could not be more excited to be starting a family with @emiliederavin"
This will be the first child for the happy couple, who have been dating since last summer. The relationship was made public when the former Lost star posted pictures with Bilitch during a trip to Paris. "Another beautiful day in #Paris with @ericlikepicture #love," she captioned one of the snapshots.
De Ravin was previously married to Joshua Janowicz, who she filed for divorce from twice. The first filing was seven months after their wedding in 2007, and the second was in July 2014.
This is her fifth season playing Belle on Once Upon a Time
. Check out the video below to see what's in store for her character and her complicated relationship