A.J. Buckley is getting ready to tackle a new role: father! The “CSI: NY” actor’s fiancee, oncology nurse Abigail Ochse, is five months pregnant with the couple’s first child, a rep tells Us Weekly.
The engaged pair “are expecting a little baby girl,” the rep says. They “look forward to welcoming their new addition in early 2014.”
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Buckley himself tweeted about the news on Tuesday, Sept. 3. “I’m having a baby girl!!! Happiest day of my life,” he wrote, alongside a sonogram of his daughter-to-be. Later, he added: “Thank you for all the kind wishes! So excited to be a dad.”
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The 35-year-old actor proposed to Ochse on Dec. 31, 2012, while on vacation with friends and family in Hawaii. As previously reported, he popped the question under a tree in Turtle Bay at Napili Beach, where the couple had left some of his late father’s ashes the year before. (Joe Buckley died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.)
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The “CSI: NY” actor will next be seen in the movie North of Hell. Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson also star.