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Spy: Baby steps for Almighty Johnsons star

Ben Barrington and Kristie Fergus. Photo / Norrie Montgomery
Ben Barrington and Kristie Fergus. Photo / Norrie Montgomery

Last year, Ben Barrington, The Almighty Johnsons and Shortland Street star, dazzled New Zealand on Dancing With the Stars.

And now we can reveal the hunky actor and his partner Kristie Fergus are awaiting the pitter-patter of tiny feet.

Sources close to the couple confirmed that Fergus was pregnant with the couple's first child.

Our spies said 39-year-old Barrington - who plays plastic surgeon Drew McCaskill on Shorty St after a great stint as a love rat on Aussie hit Offspring - was over the moon about becoming a dad.

In 2014, Spy revealed the pair were an item. They met in 2013 over drinks at an Auckland bar. Barrington has rented out his Grey Lynn bachelor pad and he and makeup artist Fergus, 36, have moved into a house together in Titirangi.

The new pad will certainly be closer to the South Pacific Pictures' studios in Henderson.

The one-time party boy has found real love with Fergus, and Spy wishes them every happiness.

At the Filthy Rich premiere this week, Spy caught up with fellow Almighty Johnsons' gods, newly engaged Emmett Skilton and father of new baby girl Indianna, Jared Turner. Both were thrilled for Barrington, but he declined to discuss his happy news with Spy.

- Spy.co.nz

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