Game of Thrones’ star Hafthor Bjornsson is becoming a dad

Hafthor Bjornsson and wife Kesley Henson during a gender-reveal party.

Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson is set to become a father for the first time, as his wife Kelsey Henson is expecting a baby boy.

The 31-year-old actor—who starred as Ser Gregor Clegane, also known as ‘The Mountain’, in the HBO fantasy series—and his wife Kelsey Henson will welcome their first child later this year.

Hafthor revealed the happy news on Instagram alongside pictures from his and Kelsey’s “gender reveal” party, where they both popped a large black balloon filled with blue confetti to signify they are expecting a son.

The star captioned the series of images: “Swipe right to see gender of the mini me!,” alongside a shocked emoji.

Hafthor and Kelsey, who are 6ft 9in and 5ft 2in respectively, tied the knot in October 2018 during a ceremony in Iceland, which the actor posted about on Instagram shortly afterwards.

The professional strongman, who was named the World’s Strongest Man in July 2018, shared a picture of himself effortlessly holding his bride in his arms in a picturesque setting on their big day.