Bachelor Nation just got a little bigger! Bachelor in Paradise love birds Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert — who found love on Season 2 of the ABC reality series — welcomed their first child together, a baby girl, on Aug. 17, 2017. The baby's name is unknown at this time and E! News was the first to share the exciting baby news.
In Touch first broke the news that the couple, who tied the knot on Jan. 24, 2016, was expecting their first child together back in March. “Jade cried a little bit. I was just really excited,” they shared at the time. Jade and Tanner's baby girl arrived one month early, as her water broke earlier today. We hope all is well for mommy and their new addition!
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When speaking with Life & Style, Jade — who also appeared on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars alongside Tanner — revealed that one of her other Bachelor Nation family members actually knew about the pregnancy before her own mother! “I called Carly Waddell because she knew we were trying. I knew she was going to be excited,” she said at the time. She then added of Carly and her now-husband, Evan Bass, "[are] excited for kids of their own, too.” Perhaps they will be next!
It definitely seems like this couple — who got engaged on the Season 2 finale of Bachelor in Paradise — have come a long way from their stint on the We TV reality series. Back in December, Tanner revealed on the show that he feared he and his wife would divorce.
"I’m scared of getting a divorce — that’s half the reason why I shut you out," he said. "In the back of my mind, it is scary that something could change for you down the road, because I saw that happen with my family," he revealed. "Me and Jade did rush into a relationship, and we haven't had that time to go through everything together. … That's probably my biggest fear."
Congratulations to the happy couple! We can't wait to find out the baby's name.
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