Chevy Chase Reveals He’s Going to Be a Grandfather: ‘I Can’t Wait!’

The comedian and actor, 80, announced on Saturday that his daughter Emily Chase is expecting a baby

<p>Chevy Chase/Instagram</p> Chevy Chase poses with his daughter Emily Chase and her partner Alex Baglieri

Chevy Chase/Instagram

Chevy Chase poses with his daughter Emily Chase and her partner Alex Baglieri

Chevy Chase is going to be a grandfather!

On Saturday, the Christmas Vacation star, 80, announced in an Instagram post that his daughter Emily Chase is expecting a baby.

“I can't wait to be a Grandad!” the comedy star wrote alongside a photo of himself, his daughter, 36, and her partner, Alex Baglieri. “Congrats to my daughter @em_chases and @alex.baglieri ❤️.”

Fans were quick to express their excitement, with many of them taking to the comment section to send their well-wishes.

“Congratulations!! Best grandpa ever!!!!” one commenter wrote underneath the photo.

“I vote for Rusty if it’s a boy,” another joked, referencing Chevy’s fictional son in the National Lampoon's movie franchise.

Although the Chase family is private about many other details of their personal life, the actor and comedian has always been candid about his support for his three daughters, whom he shares with his third and current wife, Jayni.

Related: Joel McHale Dismisses Chevy Chase’s Community Digs: 'He Stopped Hurting My Feelings in 2009' (Exclusive)

Chevy and Jayni tied the knot back in June 1982 after nearly two years of dating. In the decades since their nuptials, the couple welcomed their daughters — Cydney, Caley and Emily — and Jayni became stepmom to Chevy's son, Bryan Perkins, from a previous relationship.

Emily has yet to share the news herself, but just last week, she posted a photo on Instagram featuring herself, her sisters and her parents smiling ear-to-ear.

Earlier this month, Chevy, his wife and all three of their daughters opened up to Bedford & New Canaan Magazine about parenthood and how important their family is to each other.

Related: Chevy Chase to Headline Christmas Con 34 Years After 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' (Exclusive)

“We were married in 1982 at our house in Pacific Palisades,” Jayni told the magazine as the pair shared photos of their Bedford, Conn., home. “Chevy was absolutely smitten with each of our daughters, and he’s been a super loving and devoted father.”

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. 

“Chevy and I have had an amazing 44 years,” she added. “We’ve had lots of extraordinary friends and we’ve met a lot of high-profile people, but it’s our three fabulous daughters that matter most to us. And, hopefully, we’ve had a positive impact on the community and the world around us.”

“My dad is the funniest and most generous and loving person I know,” Emily told the magazine. “He has a huge heart and everything he does is for us, his daughters, and our mom — who he has been completely infatuated with since 1980. We truly couldn’t ask for a better dad.”

For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!

Read the original article on People.