David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman expecting their first child

Friends star David Schwimmer and his wife, British photographer Zoe Buckman, are expecting their first baby together.

The actor’s rep told People that the couple “couldn’t be more thrilled”.  The 44-year-old married his 25-year-old girlfriend in June this year in a small secret ceremony. They met in London in 2007 while Schwimmer was directing the romantic comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton, People reports.

Buckman was waitressing at the Cuckoo Club in London’s West End when she served Schwimmer. She later left her home in North London to move to Los Angeles to be closer to the star.

In March, the pair announced their engagement and in October a rep confirmed to People that they had been already been married for four months.

News of Schwimmer’s wedding surfaced on the same day as Courtney Cox, his on-screen sister Monica in the show Friends, announced she was separating from her husband of 11 years, David Arquette.

Schwimmer had spoken to People in 2006, expressing his wish to become a father, but in due time.

“I think it’s gonna have to wait until I settle down and have a family,” he said. “It will happen when it feels right. Maybe part of me is waiting for myself to slow down a little and be ready to stay put. I’m confident it’s gonna happen.”

Schwimmer, who is notoriously private, has been linked with a handful of glamorous women including Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia and model Gina Lee, according to the Daily Mail. Prior to meeting Buckman he was reportedly engaged to Israeli actress Mili Avital.

Other celebs who have recently announced they are pregnant include singers Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Pink, Ex-Miss California Carrie Prejean and Amazing Race couple Chad and Stephanie.

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