Celebrity Parents Post Malone Is Expecting His First Baby with Girlfriend: 'Happiest I've Ever Been' "I'm excited for this next chapter in my life," Post Malone tells PEOPLE By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is the Senior News Editor, Entertainment at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines and Charmaine Patterson Charmaine Patterson Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 3, 2022 07:18 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Post Malone is going to be a dad! The 26-year-old "Circles" rapper is expecting his first child with his girlfriend, whom Malone hasn't identified publicly. Expressing his excitement, Post Malone, whose real name is Austin Post, tells PEOPLE, "I'm excited for this next chapter in my life, I'm the happiest I've ever been, and for since I could remember I was sad. Time to take care of my body and my family and friends, and spread as much love as we can every day." The singer and his girlfriend celebrated with family over the weekend, TMZ reports. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The Most Adorable Photos of Andy Cohen's Baby Girl, Lucy Eve The star is also gearing up for the June 3 debut of his new album Twelve Carat Toothache. He announced the release date on Twitter last month, sharing a link to his website and keeping the caption simple with "Twelve Carat Toothache. June 3rd" For more on Post Malone, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. Post Malone's special news comes after he helped a fan celebrate a milestone birthday in March. The rapper happened to crash a fan named Andrew's birthday celebration at the Los Angeles sushi restaurant Matsuhisa. Post Malone. Frazer Harrison/Getty In a viral TikTok video, mom Nicole Schumacher captured a sweet interaction between the nine-time Grammy nominee — whom she called "the kindest superstar ever" — and her son Andrew. "I'm Austin, nice to meet you," Post Malone said as he shook Andrew's hand. RELATED VIDEO: Tori Roloff and Husband Zach Welcome Baby Boy a Year After Suffering Pregnancy Loss Iggy Azalea Celebrates Son Onyx's 2nd Birthday: 'Being Your Mama Is a Joy' Schumacher then filled Post Malone in on the situation, explaining that Andrew has autism and "knows all your songs," and was enjoying his very first beer. "What kind of beer you get? That's a tough choice," the star joked. "Dude, thank you for listening, man. That's so sweet. Have fun, man. But not too much fun!" Schumacher later shared a photo on Instagram of the artist posing with Andrew, writing: "Happy 21st Birthday Andrew! First beer ever with @postmalone."