Actor Lance Gross is preparing to be a first-time father.

The House of Payne star's girlfriend of three years, Rebecca Jefferson, is pregnant.

Gross announced the news with a revealing photo of the mum-to-be, in which she is completely naked and sitting on a beach, proudly showing off a side view of her growing baby bump, on his page on Wednesday (16Jul14).

Gross gushed over his stylist girlfriend in the accompanying caption, which reads, "God has gifted me. It's like I get to unwrap you daily. Your presence continues to bring me joy each time without exhaustion. I Am In Love With You."

Gross was previously engaged to model Eva Marcille but broke off the engagement in 2010.