Actor Johnathon Schaech is set to become a first-time dad at 43 as his fiancee is pregnant.

The That Thing You Do! star and literary publicist Julie Solomon are expecting a son in September (13).

He tells People magazine, "I’ve wanted to be a dad more than anything in the world. I feel very blessed.

"It is life-changing... Good things come to those who wait."

And after two broken marriages, Schaech is determined to settle down for good this time: "God blesses the broken road. Looking back, I’m grateful to have gone through what I have, almost as if it’s prepared for me for this. I’m so grateful to have Julie in my life. I feel ready."

The baby news comes almost a month after Schaech's ex-wife Christina Applegate wed musician Martyn LeNoble.