By Jennifer Arellano
Updated September 18, 2013 at 07:40 PM EDT

Actress Shanola Hampton and husband Daren Dukes are expecting their first child in January, according to People.

“We are beyond excited to expand our family and begin this new chapter,” the couple told People in a statement.

Hampton, 36, appears as Veronica Fisher on Showtime’s Shameless. Dukes is the creator and producer of The Dallas Cowboy Show.