Owen Wilson is to become a father "any day now".

The 'Little Fockers' actor and girlfriend Jade Duell - who he has been in a relationship with for around a year - have made the shock announcement they are expecting their first child together, with the baby due in the coming days.

A spokesperson for the couple told Usmagazine.com: "Owen Wilson and Jade Duell are happy to be expecting a baby."

Owen, 42, and Jade are currently in Hawaii as they await the birth and "want to do everything as natural as possible."

Friends of the couple say the 'Zoolander' star has been throwing himself into researching pregnancy and parenthood and has been heavily involved in preparing for the new arrival.

A source said: "He's super into it and asks a lot of questions to make sure he knows what's going on every step of the way."

Owen has previously dated a string of famous faces including Sheryl Crow and Kate Hudson,

In the aftermath of his split from the 'Fool's Gold' actress in 2007, Owen attempted suicide, though he has never spoken in public about his struggle. He and Kate later reconciled but split again months later.