James Van Der Beek is set to become a father for the fifth time.

The former 'Dawson's Creek' star and his wife Kimberly - who already have Olivia, seven, Joshua, five, Annabel Leah, four, and Emilia, 23 months, together - are set to become parents to yet another tot in the coming months, as he has taken to Instagram to reveal his spouse is pregnant once again.

Posting a picture of Kimberly laid on a bed with her bump on display whilst their brood sit proudly beside her, James wrote: ''Thrilled beyond belief to announce that we are once again adding to our family . And I say ''beyond belief'' because some people are probably wondering if we're out of our minds. Which we might very well be... but I couldn't be more excited. Or grateful. Or in awe of @vanderkimberly (sic)''

The 40-year-old actor and his wife - who tied the knot in 2010 - welcomed their fourth child into the world at the end of March 2016, and announced the news on social media by sharing a photograph of his new addition snoozing while surrounded by his besotted three children.

James shared at the time: ''Happy to share that two days ago, @vanderkimberly and I were lucky enough to welcome a little baby girl into the world... Emilia Van Der Beek. Crazy how deeply in love you can fall with someone you just met. (sic)''

Meanwhile, the actor is no doubt set to have his hands full as a father of five, as he even admitted before the birth of his third child that raising a large family would be ''tricky''.

He said previously: ''There are moments where we will be dealing with the two, it will be a handful and I'll think, 'Well, this is about to get even trickier.''