OSCAR-winning actress Helen Hunt is pregnant with her first child.

The AS GOOD AS IT GETS star, 40, has announced she will give birth to her baby - fathered by boyfriend MATTHEW CARNAHAN - in the summer (04).

Hunt has been dating 42-year-old producer Carnahan since 2001 following the collapse of her short marriage to Friends and The Simpsons regular HANK AZARIA, 39.

Her spokesperson STEPHEN HUVANE says, "Helen and Matthew Carnahan are expecting their first child in the summer."

02/02/2004 13:31