HOLLYWOOD—Actor Matthew Settle, 45, is expecting a child with his girlfriend Maria Alfonsin.

The news was announced by his co-star and close friend Kelly Rutherford.

Settle and Rutherford are best known for their role as Rufus Humphrey and Lily van der Woodsen on the hit television series “Gossip Girl” from 2007 to 2012.

Settle is already father to his daughter Aven, 6, whom he shares with his ex-wife, model Naama Nativ. The two split in February 2010.