Matt LeBlanc will be a dad. It'll be the first child for the ''Friends'' star, the third for wife Melissa McKnight

By Gary Susman
Updated September 09, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Matt LeBlanc: (Debbie VanStory/

Jay Leno wasn’t kidding. He spilled the beans during his monologue on Thursday’s ”Tonight Show” that Matt LeBlanc was going to be a dad, although LeBlanc wasn’t even a guest that night. But it’s true, the ”Friends” star’s rep told E! Online on Monday: LeBlanc and wife Melissa McKnight are expecting a little Joey or Josephine.

The baby is due in mid-March, just before LeBlanc wraps the final season of ”Friends” and begins preparing for his ”Joey” spinoff. It’ll be the first child for LeBlanc and the third for McKnight, who married him in May. Meanwhile, LeBlanc has expectations for another little prize; he may win an Emmy at the awards ceremony later this month.