Twilight's Jackson Rathbone "Very Excited" To Be a Father

Celebrity News Feb. 22, 2012 AT 6:22PM
Twilight's Jackson Rathbone "Very Excited" To Be a Father Credit: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

He's about to be a first-time dad, but Twilight star Jackson Rathbone isn't experiencing any newbie jitters.
"One of the greatest thing I could expect to be in life is a father," the actor-musician, 27, told Us Weekly at the Hollywood premiere of his new thriller, Gone, on Tuesday. "I'm very excited!"

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To prepare for the new arrival this spring, Rathbone, who announced he was expecting a baby with girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi exclusively to Us earlier this month, has been relying on his father's parenting wisdom. "I have one of the greatest dads in the world," he gushed. "He's just been giving me amazing advice."

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His pop's top tip? "Be prepared for lots of poop!" the 100 Monkeys guitarist joked.

But while he awaits the arrival of his little bundle of joy, he's already got his routine set for keeping his burlesque dancer girlfriend, 24, comfortable and happy.

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"I believe everything and anything that she wants is the best thing!" he said. "And yes is always the right answer --  that's what my mom taught me!"

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