5 Reasons 'Twilight' Star Jackson Rathbone Will Be an Awesome Dad

Jackson RathboneIn exciting news from the Breaking Dawn 2 crew, a new baby is on the way for one of their own. Jackson Rathbone, perhaps better known as Jasper Hale in the Twilight series, and his girlfriend, Sheila Hafsadi, confirmed yesterday that they're expecting.

According to Us Weekly, Hafsadi -- a burlesque dancer he met while on tour -- is five months pregnant, which means the baby will be here before Breaking Dawn 2 releases. His rep says the couple is "thrilled and excited to be expecting their first child." Move over Edward and Bella!

Though a bit surprising, it's exciting for fans too to think of welcoming a new little vampire baby to the family. And Rathbone seems like he'll make a great father. Here are five reasons why:


1. He's ready

According to Us, he's so excited about the new arrival he's already traded in two of his cars for a family-friendly hybrid SUV.

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2. He's multi-talented

From showcasing his musical talent in the band 100 Monkeys to theatre, TV, and, of course, the big screen, he's a man of many talents that he can use to help soothe and entertain his baby and hopefully pass his passions on one day.

3. He handles pressure well.

Last month when talking to E! about the pressure leading up to Breaking Dawn 2, he said, "It's always pressure, but pressure is what makes a diamond, so that's the nice thing about it." A perfect attitude for parenthood!

4. He's got strong roots

Random fact you may not know about Rathbone: He's related Civil War general Stonewall Jackson. Distantly related, but still that's some good lineage to pass down.

5. He's sappy

Let's face it, parenthood puts a little sap in the toughest of sorts, so those who already have a little in them face an easier adjustment.  He has more than a little based on this line he fed E! as well: "We really care about what we do. Honestly, at the end of the day we're artists and we want our art form to shine, much like the vampires do in the sunlight in this series." Aww, I can't wait to hear how he talks about his new baby.

Are you surprised to learn that Jackson Rathbone is expecting a baby? Do you think he'll make a great dad?

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