Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian expecting baby girl

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and longterm girlfriend Lauren Hashian couldn't be happier as they revealed on Tuesday they are expecting a baby girl.

The San Andreas star announced the exciting news via his Instagram page with a lovely image of him and mum-to-be Lauren.

The image showed the expecting couple with an autumnal backdrop

The beautiful image showed the very excited couple with Lauren's big bump taking centre stage, while the caption read: "I was raised by and live with amazing and strong women, so the universe felt we needed one more... IT'S A BABY GIRL!! THANK YOU guys so much for the awesome support and love you've sent @laurenhashianofficial and myself from around the world. We're so grateful for this blessing and thrilled to share the news with y'all..."

The expecting couple, who have been together nine years, announced they would be expecting their first child together in September and according to a report published on RadarOnline, Dwayne and Lauren, 31, will welcome their new arrival in January 2016.

"Dwayne and Lauren couldn't be more thrilled," a source told the website. "They've been rock solid for about nine years now and felt it was time to expand their family."

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The Rock with his "strong women": Mother Ata Maivia, daughter Simone and girlfriend Lauren

The 43-year-old star, who is already a father to daughter Simone, 14, split from college sweetheart Dany Garcia in 2007. Simone lives with her mother Dany in Florida but she makes sure to spend time with her father too.

It seems the former professional wrestler has a "solid" home life and told Esquire magazine that this is the root to his success, saying: "We do these stories and we talk so much about the business end, the success end, but then Lauren isn't mentioned, and my daughter is mentioned," he commented. "I always like making sure we find the balance and my home life is in there, and Lauren Hashian is in there, and my daughter is in there.

"You gotta get the better half in there!" he added. "With all the… success that I've been lucky enough to get? That doesn't happen unless the home life is solid."

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