13:30 06 October 2005
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are expecting their first baby.
The 26-year-old actress, who got engaged to the Hollywood heavyweight earlier this year, is thought to be three months pregnant.
Tom's sister and spokeswoman, Lee Anne Devette, announced: "Tom and Katie are very excited, and the entire family is thrilled. But I can't say whether it's a girl or a boy."
She added that Katie has been telling everyone she has "never felt better".
It will be Katie's first baby and Tom's first biological child - he already has two adopted children, Isabella and Connor, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman.
It is not known whether the couple are planning to marry before having their child.
However, a spokesperson for the Church of Scientology - of which Tom is a devout follower - says the sect has no policy on babies born out of wedlock.
It was recently revealed Katie - who was once quoted as saying she would remain a virgin until she married - is set to take on Tom's surname when they wed.
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