Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Expecting First Child

"Right now they are just enjoying the news for themselves," a friend tells Us Weekly. "They just want a happy baby"

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th, 2013 in Cannes, France. The couple are expecting their first child next year. Credit: Alberto Pizzoli/Getty

Jessica Biel is pregnant with her and husband Justin Timberlake's first child, according to Us Weekly. The pop singer and actress put an end to the pregnancy rumors and gossip that have been circulating online for months. Biel, 32, and Timberlake, 33, started dating in January 2007 and were married in October 2012 at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy. 

"Right now they are just enjoying the news for themselves," a friend tells Us. "They just want a happy baby." The couple, who celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary in October, have not commented themselves on the news. "It's weird because it feels like almost nothing has changed, yet something that you can't really describe, or something that isn't tangible, has changed," Biel told Ellen DeGeneres of married life n 2012. "It just feels incredible."

As E! reported last week, InStyle editor Ariel Foxman previously posted a "Throwback Thursday" Instagram image of Biel with the caption, "Congrats @jessicabiel on your impending motherhood ... Looking forward to the red carpet maternity style pix to come #tbt."

According to her IMDB page, Biel has two film roles scheduled for 2014: one in David O. Russell's comedy-drama Nailed and another in the Diane Bell drama Shiva and May.

After a lengthy hiatus from the music industry – during which time he focused primarily on his acting career – Timberlake returned with the two-edition studio LP, The 20-20 Experience, in 2013. The singer is currently touring behind the release, with a pair of trek-ending dates scheduled for January 1st and 2nd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The back-to-back performances will be filmed by director Jonathan Demme for an unannounced project.