Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and actress Connie Nielsen are expecting their first child together.
The Danish-born couple have been dating for nearly two years.
Nielsen's representative, JOY LIMANON, confirms the baby is due next summer (07) adding, "They are ecstatic."
Gladiator star Nielsen, 42, has a 16-year-old son, SEBASTIAN, from a previous marriage.
Ulrich, also has sons from a previous marriage - MYLES, 8 and LAYNE, 5.