Mel Gibson Expecting Baby No. 9

Mel-and-Ross

Mel Gibson,60, with his girlfriend Rosalind Ross, 26, are expecting a baby early next year.

Gibson already has seven older (six adult and one teenaged) children from his 26-year marriage to ex-wife Robyn Moore: Hannah, 36, twins Christian and Edward, 34, William, 31, Louis, 28, Milo, 26, and Thomas, 17. He also has a six-year-old daughter, Lucia, with former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.  

It will be the first for his 26-year-old partner of two years.   

"Mel and Rose are so excited about the baby," a friend close to the couple told People. "Mel loves being a dad and he and Rose can't wait to be parents together. The last two years have been some of his happiest years he's ever had."

-Devashree Goenka