Country star John Rich and his wife Joan are expecting their first child

By People Staff
Updated October 20, 2009 07:00 PM
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It’s almost time for another ampersand.

John Rich – one half of the country duo Big & Rich – and his wife Joan are expecting their first child, the singer’s rep confirms.

John, 35, and Joan, 39, got married last year in Nashville after quietly dating for more than five years. She is a former model who runs a Houston modeling agency.

The pregnancy was first reported on TheBoot.com.Mike Fleeman