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Jackson Rathbone of 'Twilight' expecting first child with Sheila Hafsadi

02/06/2012 by Olivia Allin

"Twilight" actor Jackson Rathbone is expecting his first child with girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi.

"The couple is 'thrilled and excited to be expecting their first child,'" Rathbone's rep Lindsay Galin confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com.

A source told Us Weekly that Rathbone met burlesque dancer Hafsadi, 24, while he was on tour with his band 100 Monkeys. The source also added that Hafsadi is five months pregnant.

In "The Twilight Saga," the 27-year-old actor plays Jasper Hale, the vampire brother of Edward Cullen, who is portrayed by Robert Pattinson.

In anticipation of "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," Rathbone told OnTheRedcarpet.com that the wedding scene took his breath away.

"The wedding scene is just absolutely stunningly beautiful," Rathbone told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "Whenever Kristen walked down as Bella in the wedding dress, we ... couldn't breathe. It was just one of those amazing moments, where as an actor, you just don't have to do anything but just be there."

Rathbone made his comments during a satellite interview to promote his new Web series, "AIM High," which premiered on Wednesday, October 19 on Facebook and depicts the life of a high school student who leads a secret life as a spy.

The "Twilight" films are based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer. The final installment of the series, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is set for release on Nov. 16, 2012.

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