Tom Arnold and his wife, Ashley Groussman, are expecting their first child – a baby boy!
The 53-year-old actor shared the happy news while co-hosting “The View” on Friday, adding that he’s overwhelmed with joy over finally becoming a father.
“We’re really happy. I didn’t think it was in the cards for me, I’ll be honest, and so I was completely shocked,” he said. “It’s a miracle.”
Tom married Ashley, 37, (his fourth marriage) in 2009, and told the ladies of “The View” he suffers from “a very low sperm count,” which has caused fertility struggles in all of his relationships.
“It is hard on the women,” he said. “I’ve tried [to have kids] with other people, but since there is a God we were unable to conceive. Now God said, ‘This is it!’”
In vitro ultimately served as the solution for the couple, and Ashley is due in March.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Tom and Ashley met on Passover 2008, Tom wrote on the couple’s WeddingChannel.com “Our Story” page.
“I (Tom) hadn’t been out much the preceding year and had no intention of breaking my 13 month streak of depression, self reflection, causing deeper depression and acceptance of the fact that ‘soulmate’, ‘unconditional love’ and true ‘life partner’ were Hallmark myths,” Tom wrote on the website. “BUT my friends; Iris and Nancy, had other plans and would not take ‘no thanks’ for an answer… This turned out to be the best ‘first guilted, then shamed into’ decision of my 49 years because this is where I met Ashley. My soulmate.”
-- Erin O’Sullivan