May 14, 2011 / 1:31 AM / 7 years ago

Mike Myers to be a dad for the first time

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yeah Baby! “Austin Powers” star Mike Myers is going to be a first time dad, his publicist said on Friday.

Canadian actor Mike Myers smiles at the AFI "Night at the Movies" event at the Arclight theatre in Hollywood, California in this October 1, 2008 file photograph.REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

The 47-year old funnyman and his wife, Kelly Tisdale, are expecting their first child later this year.

“We are overjoyed,” the couple said in a joint statement.

The duo, who began dating in 2006, got married last fall. Myers was previously married to Robin Ruzan for 12 years. The couple did not have any children together.

The Canadian funnyman is a veteran of the TV sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” and starred in the movies “Wayne’s World,” “Austin Powers” and “Shrek”.

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