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Bec Cartwright is pregnant!!
Baby on the way for Bec and Lleyton
20:13 AEST Fri May 6 2005
Home and Away star Bec Cartwright and her tennis champion fiance Lleyton Hewitt are expecting a baby.
Sources close to the star couple say the 21-year-old actress is three months' pregnant and that an official announcement will be made soon.
"I'm having a baby," New Idea magazine's cover on Monday will say, as it carries an interview with the couple.
The celebrity duo became engaged in late January, only six weeks after they began dating and on the night of Hewitt's loss in the final of the Australian Open.
They made their first major public appearance together at the TV Week Logies awards in Melbourne last Sunday night, when Cartwright picked up her first Logie, for most popular actress.
A happy-looking Cartwright wore a long, colourful backless dress as she and Hewitt embraced on the way into the awards ceremony.
Cartwright's character on Seven's Home and Away, Hayley, is also pregnant.
Cartwright and Hewitt met five years ago at a Starlight Foundation charity tennis day, but only became close late last year after Hewitt's split with Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters.
They have yet to set a date for their wedding.
"Within the next couple of years I think," Hewitt, 23, said earlier this year, when asked about the impending nuptials.
Cartwright said despite criticism of her becoming engaged so soon, she knew it was right.
"What feels right to you, you don't second guess yourself," she said earlier this year.
"For us, it just felt so awesome right from the start."
The news caps off a big year for Cartwright, who since becoming engaged has bought a house with Hewitt on Sydney's northern beaches.
As well as winning a Logie last weekend, the blonde beauty was nominated for the gold Logie for most popular TV personality.
She also won last year's season of Dancing With the Stars, donating her money from the show to the AIDS Trust of Australia and announcing plans to build an orphanage with Hewitt in Cambodia.
Besides this she recently topped FHM magazine's poll to select the 100 Sexiest Women for 2005.
Hewitt recently filmed a cameo role for Home and Away, which will be screened in June.