The Killing actress Jamie Anne Allman and her True Blood star husband Marshall Allman are expecting twins.

The couple has confirmed they are about to become parents for the first time, and the new arrival will be a double bundle of joy.

A statement from the stars, released to People.com, reads, "We were ecstatic to find out we were pregnant and overjoyed to learn they were fraternal twins.

"Twins run in both of our families so we were prepared for the possibility, but we know we’re gonna need all the prayers and help we can get.”

The couple married in 2006.