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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem announce pregnancy

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
Image caption The couple tied the knot earlier this year in a low key ceremony in the Bahamas

Spanish film stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are expecting their first child, it has been announced.

After months of speculation, a spokesperson for Cruz confirmed that the 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress was over four months pregnant.

The couple married in July at a friend's house in the Bahamas.

They first acted together in Spanish comedy Jamon Jamon and in 2008 starred in Woody Allen's film Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Cruz, who is expected to complete filming for Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tide in London was awarded with the best actress Academy Award for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Bardem won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in No Country for Old Men.