Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry announced Tuesday that she is three months pregnant, reports. The child will be the first for the 41 year-old big screen veteran and her boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, 32, who met in November 2005 and have been seen together since.

“Gabriel and I are beyond excited and I’ve waited a long time for this moment in my life,” she told Access Hollywood Tuesday.

Berry has been vocal over the years about her strong desire to have children. In 2005, she told Oprah Winfrey, “I really yearn for a child and I can’t wait much longer.”

She shared with InStyle magazine earlier this year her thoughts on what type of mother she hoped to become.

“I want my kids to realize it’s only through hard work that any success or real joy comes,” Berry said. “It’s not about money. It’s the intangible rewards – having integrity and doing what you say you’re going to do.”

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