Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen are expecting their second child.
Rooney already has a son, Kai, who was born in November 2009 and turns three next month.
The England international was flooded with messages of congratulations on Twitter following the news, well-wishers included former team-mates Darron Gibson and Michael Owen.
"A few people guessed, so news is out ha!! Me wayne and Kai are thrilled that we are expecting a new addition to our family around May time x," Coleen Rooney confirmed on the social networking website.
She added: "Its still only early but bursting with excitement! Also wanted the news to come from us, before anyone else!"