Kevin Costner and his wife, Christine, are expecting their first child, the actor-director's spokesman said Thursday.

"They're very excited, very happy about the pregnancy," publicist Paul Bloch said.

Costner, 52, most recently starred with Ashton Kutcher in "The Guardian."

He snagged Academy Awards for directing and best picture in 1990 for "Dances With Wolves."

Costner and his wife married in September 2004. He has three children from a previous marriage.