Thursday, January 20, 2011

Antonio Sabato Jr. Expecting a Son

The next Antonio Sabato will have a lot to live up to – and even more to learn to pronounce.

Antonio Sabato Jr. and his girlfriend, singer Cheryl Moana Marie, announced Wednesday they're expecting a child together, a son due in the spring.

They plan to name the baby Antonio Sabato III after his father and grandfather – both actors – and one of his middle names will be Kamakanaalohamaikalani, which means "a beloved gift from the heavens." (The other middle name is Harvey.)

Sabato, 38, and Marie met in Los Angeles two years ago after Sabato returned from Hawaii, where he failed to find lasting love through his reality show My Antonio.

The couple are "both very excited," his rep says. Sabato also has a son Jack, 16, whose mother is actress Virginia Madsen, and a daughter, Mina, 7, whose mother is Kristin Rossetti.

"The family is thrilled about the new addition," the rep adds.

Sabato next appears in the comedy Balls to the Wall and recently completed the indie drama A Mother's Secret.

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