Reggie Bush and Lilit Avagyan in Paris on July 19, 2012. Credit: KCS / Splash News

Lil' dolphin on the way: Reggie Bush is going to be a dad for the first time!

The Miami Dolphins player, 27, confirmed in a radio interview Tuesday that his girlfriend Lilit Avagyan is pregnant.

"I have a little one on the way," Bush said on Florida's Paul and Young Ron Morning Show (excerpted on Gossip Cop). "We're pretty excited!"

Bush famously dated Kim Kardashian on-and-off for several years before he and the reality star, 31, called it quits for good back in March 2010. (Kardashian's post-Bush rebounds included NFL star Miles Austin, model Gabriel Aubry and New Jersey Nets Kris Humphries, with whom she's still locked in a divorce battle; she's been dating Kanye West since this past spring.)

Gushing that a baby is "the most special gift to a man and to a woman," Bush, who's been dating Avagyan for about a year, added, "I look forward to it, and to building a family."