Rachel Wood and Bell expecting baby

Updated: 11 January 2013 17:06

Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are expecting their first child together.

Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are expecting their first child together.

The couple, who married in October 2012, announced their happy news this morning via their representation.

"Evan Rachel Wood and husband Jamie Bell confirmed that they are expecting their first child later this year," a statement from Wood's rep read. "The couple are thrilled."

The 25-year-old actress also took to Twitter to write to her fans and followers: "Thanks for all your warm wishes. We are very happy. I'm gonna be a mama!"

Wood met Jamie Bell in 2006 when they briefly dated. The couple announced their engagement in early 2012 after rekindling their romance in 2011.