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Gary Busey and girlfriend Steffanie Sampson are expecting their first child, has confirmed.

"Mr. Busey is thrilled and excited about the upcoming birth of his new son and thanks everyone for their well wishes and wonderful expressions of support," his publicist and longtime attorney, Vicki Roberts, said in a statement.

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Sampson is seven months' pregnant with a baby boy the couple plan to name Luke, according to People.

The 65-year-old actor, who received a best-actor Oscar nomination for 1978's The Buddy Holly Story, has two children from previous relationships: a son, 38-year-old actor Jake Busey, and daughter Alectra. He'll next appear on-screen in the comedy Grown Ups, due next summer.