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'Twilight' actor Jackson Rathbone and girlfriend expecting a baby

February 7, 2012 |  2:29 pm

Jackson Rathbone of 'Twilight' is going to be a dad.

"Twilight" actor Jackson Rathbone and his girlfriend have a baby on the way.

The 27-year-old actor and girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi, 24, will be having the baby over the summer and "are thrilled and excited to be expecting their first child," their rep told People. Hafsadi, a burlesque dancer, is said to be five months along, according to Us Weekly.

The Singapore-born actor met Hafsadi while touring with his band 100 Monkeys.

Rathbone shot to stardom for his role as pathokinetic vampire Jasper Hale in the Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson juggernaut "Twilight" films. So being a dad won't be his only responsibility this year, with the release of the final film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" in November and roles in upcoming flicks "Zombie Hamlet" and "Cowgirls N' Angels" also on his to-do list.


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Photo: Jackson Rathbone at the L.A. premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1." Credit: Paul Buck / EPA