"James Stewart and Jessica Marais announce they are expecting their first child," confirmed a statement released by the actress's management. "The couple are excited and looking forward to this next phase of their lives."
The couple is yet to announce whether Los Angeles-based Jessica plans to return to Australia permanently after giving birth.
Jessica exited Rafters in 2010 to pursue her acting career overseas. According to TV Week she's been hard at work shooting Magic City, a drama series set in a Miami Beach hotel in the 1960s.
Jessica, 26, and James, 26, started dating around the same time their Packed to the Rafters characters did. See more co-stars who dated in TVFIX's gallery.