The couple is "so excited" to welcome their son in early September, they tell PEOPLE exclusively

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Updated May 11, 2016 12:45 PM
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Annaleigh Ashford is about to add a new role to her already impressive résumé.

The Masters of Sex star and her husband, actor Joe Tapper, will welcome their first child, a son, in early September, Ashford’s rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“We are so excited to be having a little boy,” Ashford tells PEOPLE. “Now we’ll finally have a place to put all of Joe’s St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia.”

The family’s new addition will join Gracie, Ashford’s pup.

Ashford and Tapper have been married since 2013, and it’s clear Ashford knew she’d found her Prince Charming immediately. In an interview with The New York Times following their nuptials, she said about her views on love, “I always knew I wasn’t going to waste my time with someone who wasn’t amazing. What’s the point?”


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“Joe has really magical eyes and an amazing face,” Ashford added of her husband. “Right away, he sparkled and smiled at me. When we are away from each other for a long time, I can always see his eyes.”

Ashford, who also has numerous credits on Broadway, including her Tony-nominated role as Lauren in Kinky Boots, will soon star as groupie Columbia in the televised musical version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, out this fall on Fox.

Jen Juneau