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Soul star Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton are expecting a baby boy.

The couple announced Patton is pregnant with the couple's first child in October (09) - four years after the pair wed.

Thicke, 32, confirmed the baby's sex to Essence.com.

And the singer admits he's already thinking about the life lessons he'll teach his first son: "Teaching him how to respect a woman. Teaching him music. Getting to play him (rapper) Biggie Smalls at some age, we'll experience that together. That's the beauty of having a child."

Thicke recently revealed he and Patton had decided to name their child "Julian if it's a boy, and Isabella if it's a girl".