Halle Berry and her fiance, French actor Olivier Martinez, are expecting a baby next fall, the online edition of People magazine said.

This will be the couple's first child together. Berry, 46, is the mother of 5-year-old Nahla Ariela from a relationship with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry. Martinez has had relations in the past with actress Mira Sorvino, songstress Kylie Minogue and the model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Berry and Martinez, who have been together for more than a year, announced their engagement in January of last year.

Two months ago, the actress admitted that her daughter would like to have a sister.

"Every night, we do our prayers," she told the magazine at the time. "She says, 'God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister.' And I say, 'I can do one of those things, I know for sure. The other one, we've got to keep praying on.'"

Berry enjoyed a pregnancy without problems when she had Nahla.

"My pregnancy was amazing. I was happy that whole time, I felt good, I had energy, I was like Superwoman. I wish I could feel like that for the rest of my life, that's how fantastic it was," she said.

Aubry got a California court to issue a restraining order against Martinez, whom he accused of threatening him with death during a fight they had on Thanksgiving Day last year.

The clash occurred at the door of Berry's home in Los Angeles, which left Aubry with a black eye and cuts on his face, and the Frenchman with injuries to one hand and his neck. EFE