2018 seems to be a lucky year for our celebrities. While there are some who tied the knot recently, there are others who are ready to embrace parenthood and welcome their little ones in their lives. It was only recently when popular celebs like Shahid Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sania Mirza announced the good news of expecting their little bundle of joys. And now as per recent reports, TV actor, Karan Patel is soon going to join their brigade.

Yes, you read that right!

The ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ actor, who tied the knot with wife Ankita Bhargava in 2015, is expecting his first baby with her. Rumours about Ankita being pregnant had been doing the rounds for quite some time but earlier Karan had dismissed all such speculations.

And now finally the actor has confirmed the happy news. Talking to a leading web portal, Karan was quoted as saying, “It’s sinking in slowly, and I am ecstatic. I can’t go through the emotions and transformations, which Ankita is going through. It’s a beautiful phase for her as she will graduate from a wife to a mother. I plan to spoil our baby silly with love and pampering once he/she is born. We would like to have two kids – both Ankita and I are the only children of our parents and we understand the need for a sibling.”

On being asked whether he wants a baby boy or a baby girl, Karan answered, “I would love to have a daughter, as baby girls are their fathers’ angels. I am looking forward to changing nappies and waking up at odd hours.”

Earlier today, we came across an adorable picture of the two from their maternity photo shoot that was doing the rounds on the social media. In the picture, while Ankita was holding a chalkboard on which “Naughtier Patel coming soon” was written, the daddy-to-be was all smiles. The family picture also included their baby pet Naughty.

Check out their first pic from their shoot right here:

Karan, who will soon turn a father, has a lighter work schedule now and reaches home by 8:30 at night to spend some quality time with wife Ankita. The mommy-to-be is in her second trimester and the baby is due in November 2018.

Talking about how she revealed the big news to the father-to-be, Ankita said, “I kept thinking about ways to do it and even searched the internet. We had been trying to have a baby for some time, so when it was confirmed, I just showed up on his set and entered his vanity van. He guessed it from the way I smiled. I didn’t have to spell it out.”

Previously in an interview with an esteemed daily, when Ankita was asked about how good Karan is as a husband, she said, “He is an easy person to be with but he is a demanding husband. When he has a day off, he wants me around all the time. Marriage is a work in progress. Karan and I have grown as a couple though we were very different when we married two years ago. He is colourful and I am black and white and vice-versa in some situations.”

She further added, “I have now learnt how to enjoy life. I was an introvert and a serious person who thought what I did was right. I would never budge from my point of view, but now I have found balance in life. Earlier, Karan was an extremist and would take decision irrationally and now he has become calmer as a person. We have grown as individuals and found friendship with each other.”

Congratulations to the cute couple and more health to the mommy-to-be!