Source: Edwards and wife expecting a baby

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A friend of Edwin Edwards confirms to FOX 8 that the former governor and his wife are expecting a baby.

Back in August, Edwards, who is 85 years old, announced news that he and his young wife wanted a baby.

Trina Edwards says the former governor took steps years ago that makes it possible now for them to have their own biological child.  The couple made public several months ago that they would start in vitro fertilization last October.

A close friend of Edwards says the pregnancy might be a topic on the couple's new reality show, which is scheduled to air on A&E, starting February 27, 2013.