Jenna Dewan has said she is "beyond overjoyed" to be expecting her first child with her boyfriend Steve Kazee.

The actors revealed the happy news in a statement to US publication People, which read: "We are beyond overjoyed and couldn't be happier to be expanding our family!"

This will be the first child for Kazee and the second for Dewan, who shares 6-year-old daughter Everly with her ex-husband Channing Tatum.

Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee expecting first child together

In February, Kazee gushed about his girlfriend on Instagram, posting a close-up picture of Dewan's face along with the caption: "Somehow, inexplicably, I've been granted the honor to have this be the person that I get to be side by side with throughout this wild journey we call life.

"Jenna I don’t know what I did to deserve your love but I will always be so thankful that our lives found their way to each other. Here’s looking at you, kid."

Dewan made their relationship Instagram official in June, posting a photo of her leaning against Kazee with the caption: "Speaking of peace….❤️" 

Dewan and Tatum announced that were separating after almost nine years of marriage in April last year.

Tatum is currently dating the British singer Jessie J.

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