Erin Strecker
December 17, 2012 AT 05:48 PM EST

Channing Tatum is capping off his all-star year with another big announcement: He’s going to be a dad.

Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, arepleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year,” reps for the couple told People. When he was crowned “People’s Sexiest Man Alive” last month, he spoke to the magazine about his desire for children: “I’m ready; I think she’s ready. The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that.”

The couple married in 2009. Tatum – one of EW’s Entertainers of the Year – recently told EW that he planned to take some time off from acting in 2013.

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