Shortland Street star Jayden Daniels to become dad at 23

Shortland Street actor Jayden Daniels is about to become a dad for the first time.

The 23-year-old, who plays Curtis, met his partner Gigi Barclay three years ago when he first sat in her makeup chair.

The pair weren't together straight away for fear of ruining their friendship but once they were together, they were pregnant three months later.

Barclay, 31, is due to give birth to a baby boy on November 20, just two days before Jayden's 24th birthday.

Speaking to Woman's Day, Daniels said: "We'd actually both wanted kids for ages, we used to talk about it all the time, even when we hadn't got together. And whenever I hung out with kids or babies, I'd be like, 'Oh, I want one too.'"

"I love the thought of watching him grow and learn. I just want to be there for all of it and kind of be his hero...It's going to be so incredible to see what he looks like. It almost feels like a dream."

This is so cute! We're so happy for you guys!

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