The "Sexiest Man Alive" will soon be a dad.

Actor Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting their first child in 2013, their reps confirm.

The news was first reported by People.com, which named Tatum the Sexiest Man Alive in November.

The couple, who recently co-starred in the film 10 Years, met on the 2006 dance film Step Up. They married in 2009.

In November, Tatum spoke about his ideas for having a family, saying, "I'm ready" .

At the time, when  asked how many kids he'd like, he answered, "The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that."

Amanda Seyfried, who co-starred with Tatum in 2010's Dear John, recently spoke about the obvious love the 32-year-old actor has for his wife.

"Everybody wants to have sex with him. And the only person he wants to have sex with is his wife, Jenna. He's the most loyal husband," she said.

Besides a baby, the new year will be a busy year for the parents-to-be: Tatum has at least four movies in the works, while Dewan-Tatum appears on this season of American Horror Story: Asylum. The mum-to-be also has a TV movie called She Made Them Do It premiering on December 29.

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