Melissa George and her French boyfriend Jean-David Blanc are set to become parents again. The couple, who are mum and dad to 16-month-old son Raphaël, are now expecting their second child together.
NBC confirmed the news of 38-year-old Melissa's pregnancy as it means the premiere of her new medical drama Heartbreaker has been pushed back. For the time being Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago Medical will air during the channel's Tuesday night slot instead.
NBC confirmed that Melissa is pregnat again
Australia-born Melissa began dating entrepreneur Jean-David after the pair crossed paths at a BAFTA party in 2011.
In August 2013 Melissa announced she was expecting her first baby, writing on Twitter: "Baby on the way! So so happy...xx."
The former Alias actress's little one made his way into the world in February 2014 and once again Melissa took to the social media site to reveal the news.
"WELCOME TO THE WORLD! OUR BEAUTIFUL SON Raphaël Blanc," she wrote. "Just born at the American Hospital of Paris.
"THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE LOVE," she excitedly added.
Melissa and her French love Jean-David Blanc
Former Home and Away star Melissa had previously spoken of her desire to become a mum.
''I am going to be a mother," she told Australia's Telegraph newspaper. "Absolutely obvious no matter how, when, what. I really am picking the right father for my child. It's very simple.
"Words can't describe, sometimes, things that feel so right," she added. "I wouldn't want to butcher it by doing that. I had a marriage, and lots of other things, and they were really, really hard. I had to take a break this year. I thank God he dropped this man into my life.''
Melissa ended her marriage to film director Claudio Dabed in 2011. She described him as an "extraordinary man" and said their union was "full of love" but hinted that their relationship stalled over their differing desires to become parents.
Shortly after she and Claudio went their separate ways, she told the Sydney Herald Sun: "Anyone in their right mind would know what happened. I wanted children, yes, but I still have time. Now I can start from scratch."