Baby Boy on the Way for Brianne Davis and Mark Gantt

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JEN JUNEAU

January 17, 2018 02:20 PM

Brianne Davis is going to be a mom!

The star of the History Channel series Six is pregnant with her first child, a baby boy due in April, she confirms to PEOPLE exclusively, sharing a set of maternity photos taken by husband Mark Gantt.

“Being pregnant is one of the best feelings in the world,” Davis tells PEOPLE. “As I’m sure many mothers before me can attest, there is nothing like it.”

She explains, “To have this unique individual growing inside of you, and experiencing every little kick and movement … well, it expands my heart with a love that’s difficult to describe.”

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Brianne Davis
Brianne Davis
Mark Gantt

The spouses met in an acting class in 2005, tying the knot in January 2015 (on their 10-year dating anniversary) — and they can’t wait to teach their son on the way some valuable life lessons about the importance of being sensitive to the world around him.

“We are most excited about raising a boy who is not afraid to be vulnerable, who is kind, independent and respectful,” says Davis, who has also appeared in films like Prom NightAmerican Virgin and Jarhead.

“A boy who becomes a man and treats women as equals,” adds the 35-year-old expectant star.

Brianne Davis

Brianne Davis
Mark Gantt