KRISTEN BELL and DAX SHEPARD are expecting their first baby together, according to the latest Hollywood news.

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They’ve been an item for almost five years now, and engaged for almost three, but Kristen and Dax, who are undoubtedly one of the cutest couples in Hollywood, are still not gunning to get married anytime soon—even with a baby on the way.

A close pal of the couple tells PEOPLE:

“They’re so excited — they’re both ecstatic. They can’t wait to become parents.”

And obviously, the quirky twosome aren’t really bothered about the fact that they’re about to have a child out of wedlock. During an interview on “Larry King Now” in August, Dax revealed that he and his gorgeous bride-to-be were ready to start a family—with or without a ring on both their fingers. He said:

“We’ll have [children] out of wedlock… We’re not worried about that.”

Okay. It’s the 21st century, so it’s not really a big deal anymore.

Anyway, congratulations!

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