In the TwilightÂ movies, Jackson RathboneÂ plays youngest vampire Jasper, a recent convert still struggling to control his bloodlust. But in real life, the actor is nowhere near as immature as his on-screen persona: He just confirmed to Us WeeklyÂ that he and girlfriend Sheila HafsadiÂ are expecting their first child.
The couple is “is thrilled and excited to be expecting their first child,” his rep said. According to his camp, Sheila is five months along.
The two met while he was touring with his band 100 Monkeys. Sheila is a burlesque dancer. They started dating in fall 2011; ONTD spotted Sheila hanging with Jackson and his TwilightÂ co-stars in Rome and other glamorous getaways.Â Lest you think he’s way young to be a father, he’s actually 27.
Aside from the official statement through his rep, Jackson hasn’t yet addressed the baby news on Twitter; his last tweet is from late January.Â If nothing else, his experience on Breaking Dawn, Part 1Â should have prepared Jackson for childbirth. Because nothing could be as bad as Bella Swan’s backbreaking, horror-movie-style labor: