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'Game of Thrones' Star Carice van Houten Expecting First Child With Guy Pearce

by Desiree Murphy 9:35 AM PDT, March 19, 2016
Playing 'Game of Thrones' Star Carice van Houten Expecting First Child With Guy Pearce

A baby is coming for Carice van Houten!

The Game of Thrones star -- who plays Melisandre in the popular HBO series -- is expecting her first child with Australian actor Guy Pearce.

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The Dutch actress took to Instagram on Saturday to confirm the news, writing, "Yes. It's true. Let the shadow baby jokes begin."

Pearce, 48, is currently portraying the lead role in the Aussie series, Jack Irish, while Houten, 39, is gearing up for the highly-anticipated return of GoT on April 24.

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Earlier this month, fans got a taste of what to expect next in the fantasy drama series when HBO released the full trailer for season six.

In the clip, Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) appears lifeless in the snow, which leaves Westereos fans wondering if he's actually alive.

ET caught up with Houten last September at the Emmys, where she stayed tight-lipped when asked if her mysterious character might be able to use her witchcraft to bring Snow back to life.

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"I've heard, I've heard," she teased. "But I'm not going to say anything!"

As we patiently wait to (hopefully!) learn of Snow's fate and get a glimpse of Houten's baby bump, watch the video below to see more sneak peeks from season six.

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