Kim Kardashian's ex-boyfriend REGGIE BUSH is going to become a father for the first time.

The American football player announced that he is expecting his first child with girlfriend Lilit Avagyan yesterday (09.10.12).

Reggie admitted: ''Yes, I have a little one on the way. We can't wait. It's an opportunity to bring in new life and raise a child. That's the most special gift to a man and a woman.''

The Miami Dolphins player said he didn't know whether it was a boy or a girl yet, but if it was a girl he was going to be an extremely protective father.

Speaking on Miami's 'Paul and Young Ron' radio show, he joked: ''If it's a girl I'm going straight to the gun shop to buy some guns.''

Former flame Kim - who dated the NFL star on and off for almost three years - was reportedly devastated when she heard the news because she had regularly pestered Reggie to have children with her while they were together.

A source told RadarOnline: ''Kim is very upset that there are reports out there Reggie has gotten Lilit pregnant. Kim had pressured Reggie for a very long time to get married while they were together because she wanted to have a family with him.

''She feels it is a slap in the face that Reggie would consider having a baby with this woman when he wouldn't with her.''