A representative for Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem has confirmed longstanding rumours the actress is pregnant with her first child.
Speculation that the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star was expecting began in July (10) after it was revealed she wed her partner of three years in a secret ceremony in the Bahamas.
The rumours were denied but Cruz further fuelled the speculation when she was spotted with a growing belly on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides earlier this month (Sep10).
Now the 36-year-old's spokesperson has confirmed the happy news, revealing that the beauty is due to give birth early next year (11).
In a statement, the rep says, "Penelope Cruz is four-and-a-half-months pregnant. At the moment she is on her way to London where the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is almost finished."