Former footballer-turned-reality Tv star Chad Johnson is preparing to be a father for the fifth time.

The sportsman's girlfriend, Crystal Bates, is pregnant with their first child, and Johnson took to Twitter.com on Wednesday (21Jan15) to announce the happy news.

Referring to the weekly social media trend Woman Crush Wednesday (#Wcw) in which users share pictures of ladies that they find attractive or admire, Johnson posted a photo of the baby's sonogram, and wrote, "I literally crushed my #Wcw so much I created a new #Wcw".

Johnson, who has reportedly been dating Bates for the past year, has four children from previous relationships.

The news comes less than a year after Johnson's ex-wife, reality Tv star Evelyn Lozada, welcomed a baby boy with her fiance, Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Carl Crawford.

The Basketball Wives star was married to Johnson for just six weeks in 2012, but their union came to an abrupt end following a physical altercation in which the troubled athlete allegedly headbutted Lozada. She filed for divorce days after the incident.