Tyler Perry has confirmed reports he's set to become a dad, revealing he already has the nursery prepared for his first child.

The Alex Cross star revealed he and his longtime girlfriend, model Gelila Bekele, are expecting a baby during his 45th birthday party at his home in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month (Sep14), and over the weekend (27-28Sep14), the actor/director told reporters at the New York Film Festival he's looking forward to everything that comes with being a new dad - including changing diapers.

He said, "We're good. Very happy. She's excited."

Bekele is reportedly due later this year (14).