The Bachelor Nation family is constantly growing with an endless parade of hopeful men and women, vying for one another's heart on the franchise's prolific series. But even better than that is when the shows' alumni begin growing families of their own, post that final rose. First comes rose, than comes marriage, than comes the baby... Isn't that how that rhyme goes? That's how it went for Jillian Harris, at least, who just announced that she's pregnant with her first child!
After having her heartbroken on Jason Mesnick's season of the The Bachelor, Jillian was chosen to star in the fifth season of The Bachelorette. Although that didn't end the way she had hoped either — she broke off her engagement to the show's winner, Ed Swiderski back in 2010 — this love story does in fact have a happy ending. Jillian went on to host HGTV's* Love It Or List It* and ended up meeting the man of her dreams, Justin Pasutto. And now, the too-cute-twosome are expecting their first child together!
According to Us Weekly, both Jillian and her beau, a former professional snowboarder, made the announcement on their respective social media pages just yesterday. Justin posted a sweet silhouetted snapshot of his sweetheart on Instagram, captioning the pic, "I came up with the best invention ever for the love of my life. A little baby miracle in her tummy. Words can't express how lucky and blessed we feel to introduce a new life into ours and that our wish has finally come true."
Meanwhile, Jillian took to her blog to express her happiness over her soon-to-come little one. "I have dreamed for years of being a mama," she wrote. "And here we are... Justin and I couldn't be MORE STOKED to grow our little family!"
Think we'll have a new Bachelor or Bachelorette in, say, 25 years? (Because really, how adorable would that legacy be?)