James Van Der Beek and Girlfriend Having Baby Girl

"Dawson's Creek" heartthrob and girlfriend expecting first child together

By Blaine Schoen
|  Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010  |  Updated 1:54 PM CDT
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Varsity Blues star James Van Der Beek and his new girlfriend, model Kimberly Brook, stepped out for the first time Dec. 9 at an event promoting a Kilimanjaro climb to raise awareness about the need for clean water. Van Der Beek split from his wife of 6 years last summer.

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Daddy Dawson will soon be seeing lots of pink.

Actor James Van Der Beek and girlfriend Kimberly Brook are having a girl.

"We're so excited to announce we are expecting a girl," Brook told People magazine on Tuesday at h.wood nightclub in Hollywood.

"We are thinking and taking suggestions for names, but we have no idea [what to call her] right now," Brook added, of the baby due this fall.

Both Brook and Van Der Beek, known best for his role as Dawson Leery on the WB's hit teen drama "Dawson's Creek," have admitted that throughout the pregnancy, Brook has been on the typical pregnancy roller coaster.

"When the mood swings happened, they were so textbook, I almost had to laugh," Van Der Beek said.

Brook added, "Women have mood swings when they're pregnant, and I'm not immune to them."

Van Der Beek, 33, recently finalized his divorce from actress Heather McComb after six years of marriage. He and Brook, a business consultant, met last July.

When the pair first announced the pregnancy in April, Van Der Beek tweeted that he is "currently experiencing joy on levels I never knew existed."

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