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Post Malone is going to be a dad!

Post Malone told TMZ that he’s expecting a child with his girlfriend after celebrating at a private party in Southern California on the weekend.

Global hip hop phenomenon and certified nice guy Austin Post, AKA Post Malone, has excitedly announced that he’s going to be a dad.

The rapper has never publicly named his long term girlfriend who he’s expecting a baby with, but he told TMZ that he’s “the happiest I’ve ever been”.

Post Malone Coachella
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“I’m excited for this next chapter in my life,” he told TMZ. Time to take care of my body and my family and friends, and spread as much love as we can everyday.”

In case you’re wondering how Posty will fair as a father, we don’t think there’s any cause for concern. He has gone out of his way to speak with young fans multiple times, especially on this very wholesome occasion when he spent time with an autistic fan on his 21st Birthday.

After the interaction, Andrew’s mum Nicole called Post “the kindest superstar ever,” and we’d have to agree

In case you have to keep your phone on mute, Post asks: “What kind of beer you get? That’s a tough choice,” before thanking Andrew for listening to his music: “Dude, thank you for listening, man. That’s so sweet. Have fun, man. But not too much fun!”

Post is set to drop his new album Twelve Carat Toothache next month too, so it’s an exciting time for the 26-year-old rapper.