Hilary Duff is expecting a boy.

The 24-year-old singer-and-actress is pregnant with her first child with husband MIKE COMRIE and she has now discovered the gender of her unborn baby.

She told TV talk show host Ellen Degeneres: "I haven't told anyone yet. I wanted to tell you first. I just found out.

"It's a boy! I had a feeling it was a boy the whole time."

Hilary - who is "a little over four months" into her pregnancy - admitted she and Mike cried when they learned she was expecting, despite the fact the 31-year-old NHL ice Hockey player was initially sceptical that she was carrying a baby.

She said: "My husband makes this joke that I think I'm pregnant like 12 times a year.

"So when it actually happened he was in the shower. I just ran in and he was in the shower and I just held up the test and I was like, 'Oh my god.' And he was like, 'AHH!' He was soaking wet. We were just like a mess and started crying. It was really exciting!"

The former 'Lizzie McGuire' star is thrilled with how well her pregnancy has gone so far.

She said: "I feel great, actually. It's been super-easy."