Hollywood actress Halle Berry, who won an Oscar for Monster's Ball, has revealed she is expecting her first child with partner Gabriel Aubry.
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Berry, 41, confirmed she was three months pregnant in an e-mail to US cable television show Access Hollywood.
"Gabriel and I are beyond excited and I've waited a long time for this moment in my life," she said.
Berry met 32-year-old male model Aubry on a photo shoot for fashion house Versace in November 2005.
The actress said earlier this year she wanted to have children, but did not want to marry for a third time.
Her previous marriages - to baseball player David Justice and R&B singer Eric Benet - both ended in divorce.
"I will never, never get married again," she told InStyle magazine in April. Actually, it's just that now I've come to a place where I think two people can share their lives without the ring, without the piece of paper."
Berry, who won a best actress Oscar for her role in Monster's Ball, recently starred opposite Bruce Willis in the film Perfect Stranger.
She recently finished filming Things We Lost in the Fire, about a widow inviting her dead husband's best friend to live with her and her children.