Cuba Gooding Jr. to Be a Dad Again

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updated 07/19/2005 AT 2:30 PM ET

originally published 07/18/2005 AT 5:55 PM ET

Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife Sara, 35, are expecting a baby, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The couple, who already have two children – Mason, 8, and Spencer, 10 – are expecting their third this fall, according to the actor’s rep.

We are “thrilled to be adding another addition to our family,” Gooding Jr. said in a statement. The couple wed on March 13, 1994, and dated for seven years before getting married.

Gooding Jr. won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as a football player in 1996’s Jerry Maguire, also starring Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger. He has also starred in Boyz N the Hood and As Good As It Gets, and will appear in the fall opposite James Woods in the political thriller End Game.


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