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Melissa George expecting second baby

Melissa George is expecting her second child with boyfriend Jean-David Blanc.

The 38-year-old Australian actress is already mother to 15-month-old son Raphaël with boyfriend Jean-David Blanc.

And now the pair are preparing to welcome a second child together into the world.

The happy news broke as it was revealed US TV network NBC would be moving Melissa’s new series, Heartbreaker.

The show was originally due to air in the fall, but will now be shown midseason due to the pregnancy.

In Heartbreaker, Melissa plays Dr. Alex Panttiere, a world-renowned heart transplant surgeon.

The character is based on real-life cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato and her 2011 memoir Heart Matters.

And in a recent interview, Melissa told Global News that her alter-ego being based on a real person made it actually easier to take on the part.

“It’s a lot easier to play, actually, because I had the research and the resource material right next to me and the surgeon Kathy Magliato was next to me every day,” she said. “She’s very excited. And just to feel her energy actually is what I think got the show past the pilot stage because we were very authentic with everything we did in the show. We had four surgeons, we had her, we had other experts. We had everyone making sure that what we were doing was completely legitimate. And also, if I have any questions I can just call her.”

After welcoming Raphaël in February 2014, Melissa took to Twitter to announce the new arrival.

"WELCOME TO THE WORLD! OUR BEAUTIFUL SON Raphaël Blanc just born at the American Hospital of Paris. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE LOVE," she gushed.

Melissa and Jean-David met at a BAFTA after-party in 2012 and have been dating ever since.

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