Josh Lucas, Girlfriend Are Married -- and Expecting!

Celebrity Moms Mar. 19, 2012 AT 3:28PM
Josh Lucas, Girlfriend Are Married -- and Expecting! Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com

Josh Lucas is just married -- and expecting a little one, too.

A rep for the star of Sweet Home Alabama and recent NBC show The Firm confirms to Us Weekly that Lucas, 40, wed his girlfriend, a freelance writer named Jessica, last Friday.

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Adding to their joy? Jessica is pregnant, their rep confirms to Us!

Lucas confirmed his engagement in early January on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. After meeting his love in Big Sur, Calif., he realized she was "the one" during an encounter with a mountain lion on an "eco retreat."

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"I hear, totally serious, two big breaths, and six feet above me, I see the very slight glint of the eyes of a huge [mountain lion] and I literally proceed to do what I had just read in the instructions," he explained. "And I started screaming and yelling and literally being as crazy as I could be, it padded off and just slowly went away and I worked my way into the trailer and I got in and I decided at that moment that this woman was the woman for me."

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Never-married Lucas' former girlfriends have included Salma Hayek, Connie Nielsen, Alexa Davalos and model Liliana Dominguez.

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