Josh Lucas ties the knot, gets ready to be a dad

Josh Lucas

The good news keeps rolling in for actor Josh Lucas.

Not only did the “J. Edgar” star just get married, but his new wife is expecting a baby as well, People magazine reports.

The 40-year-old and his now-spouse, Jessica, apparently got hitched last Friday in a quiet ceremony.

So far his reps have been mum about the wedding details, but would confirm that Lucas’ wife – a freelance writer he escorted to the premiere of “J. Edgar” in November – is expecting.

Lucas told Jay Leno during an appearance on the “Tonight Show” back in January that a wedding was in the works.

The actor, who’d been previously linked to Rachel McAdams, revealed that he’d popped the question to his then-fiance after scaring off a mountain lion while shooting a movie in Big Sur, California.

“That night, I then go home at 4 o’clock in the morning and realize I don’t have a flashlight,” said Lucas. “And as I’m going up, I get to the point where I realize I can see nothing …I hear, totally serious, two big breaths, and six feet above me, I see the very slight glint of the eyes of a huge [mountain lion], and I literally proceed to do what I had just read [about],” he said. “I started screaming and yelling and literally being as crazy as I could be. It padded off and just slowly went away, and I worked my way into the trailer and I got in and I decided at that moment that this woman was the woman for me.”

By Tomika Anderson, Special to CNN