'The best present!' Jonathan Rhys Meyers is set to be a father for the first time as his fiancée Mara Lane confirms pregnancy with baby bump snaps
Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyer is set to be a first time father.
The Irish actor's fiancée confirmed the happy news to followers on Instagram on Sunday.
Posing in a festive themed shoot, she sweetly compared her blossoming bump to Santa Claus' belly.
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Happy Christmas! Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyer's fiancée Mara Lane has confirmed reports the pair are expecting their first child
She wrote: '#IncomingPackage best present. #ThankYouLord #SantaBelly.'
She also updated another snap of her showing off her pregnancy figure in a floaty maternity dress.
Posing next to a decorated Christmas tree, she wrote: 'Our other official prego wego dress.'
Mara also revealed that she hasn't been able to eat meat the entire pregnancy, and thanked her baby for being 'connected & aware'.
Time to share: Mara revealed the news on Instagram, sharing a series of snaps showing off her baby bump
What a gift! Posing in a festive themed shoot, she sweetly compared her blossoming bump to Santa Claus' belly
Just the four of us: She looked relaxed as she laid back on a hammock alongside the couple's dog, Toca
She added: 'Baby ... is super conscious, connected & aware. Has not let me eat much meat entire pregnancy either ... has me thinking about things I'd rather live in ignorance to. #thankful for my soon to be best teacher and friend.'
Jonathan, 39, and Mara reportedly became engaged back in late 2014, but they have never confirmed publicly. They began dating in early 2013.
It was rumoured in September that the pair had secretly tied the knot after The Tudors hunk was spotted wearing a gold band on a photoshoot.
He was also seen wearing the jewellery in another snap featured on Mara's Instagram.
Two become one: Jonathan, 39, and Mara reportedly became engaged back in late 2014, but they have never confirmed publicly. They began dating in early 2013
Something to tell us? It was rumoured in September that the pair had secretly tied the knot after The Tudors hunk was spotted wearing a gold band on a photoshoot
She hinted at marriage again when she changed her account to read 'Mara & Toca Lane Rhys Meyers', in reference to the couple's dog.
It's some happy news for the actor, who finally appears to be on the straight and narrow after years of battling alcohol addiction.
In May 2015 he shocked fans after he was snapped staggering down a London street looking dishevelled while swigging vodka straight from the bottle.
Mara - an actress and successful producer who is from a well-off family - is believed to have had a positive influence on the actor's life.
His own mother's deathnine years ago is believed to exacerbated his condition, with him entering rehab three times between 2005 and 2010.
Talking about his demons, he has said: 'I was wild, I was as wild as you can get. When you are on the front of newspapers for stupidity, getting drunk at airports, fighting with cops and stuff like that, you wake up the next day and you can hardly... remember it. Responsibility gets diminished.
'As you get older you see the stupid things you have done. It is not the consequences for yourself but your family gets hurt, your friends get hurt.'
Good influence: Mara - an actress and successful producer who is from a well-off family - is believed to have had a positive influence on the actor's life
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