Baby on a Way for ESPN’s Jay Williams

Jay Williams has a new purpose entrance up: Dad!

The ESPN college basketball researcher and former Chicago Bulls actor is awaiting a baby with fiancée Nikki Bonacorsi, his repute confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

According to a rep, Williams, 36, is “thrilled” to acquire a couple’s arriving addition, who is due to make his or her attainment on Oct. 5.

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Williams due to Bonacorsi, 30, on New Year’s Eve, renting out a apartment during 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge for a private regretful dinner.

“The @1hotels at Brooklyn Bridge Park  @stephaniegottlieb positively dejected a diversion for @nbonacorsi  I,” he captioned a honeyed video taken after a proposal.

“Thank we for a extraordinary apartment a large appreciate we to Stephanie for a pattern build out of her pretentious ring,” Williams added. “And appreciate we to @tomford for a digs.”

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Williams has been utterly bustling as of late, gripping adult with Mar Madness on ESPN and filming a new YouTube docu-series called Best Shot, that is executive constructed by LeBron James.

Best Shot — slated for a summer recover — follows a organisation of high-school students who, notwithstanding their circumstances, essay toward their dreams of playing veteran basketball.