COLD CASE star DANNY PINO and his wife LILY are expecting their first child together.

The 31-year-old childhood sweethearts, who have been married for three years, are excitedly preparing for the arrival of their baby boy, whose is due to be born on Valentine's Day (14OCT06).

The actor says, "We're so excited. Family is really important to us. Pregnancy suits her. She's incredibly beautiful!

"Our first date was when my mom had to go to Home Depot, and I called Lil' and told her we'd pick her up on the way. That was the first time we held hands, walking down one of the aisles. To this day we have an affinity for plumbing!"