Bachelorette star Kiptyn Locke is going to be a father, but his relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Tenley Molzahn, is not over. Locke and his current girlfriend, Samm Murphy, are expecting their first child this summer, but he tells Us Weekly that he and Tenley are still the “best of friends.”
Kiptyn was the runner-up on Jillian Harris’ season of the Bachelorette in 2009 and was part of the Bachelor Pad cast in 2010. He tells Us that he met Samm last year at a charity event and he’s “so excited” about fatherhood.
“I’ve always looked forward to being a dad. It’s something I’ve been so excited about. Samm is an amazing woman — she’s an athletic, active, intelligent woman running her own business. She’ll be an amazing mom.”
— Fanuendo (@Fanuendo) March 26, 2015
Prior to dating Samm, Kiptyn was involved in an on-and-off relationship with his Bachelor Pad co-star, Tenley Molzahn, from 2010 until the mid-2014. Tenley first appeared on the Bachelor in 2010, and was eliminated by Jake Pavelka at the final rose ceremony prior to joining the first season of the summer spinoff, Bachelor Pad.
The couple broke up in 2013 but gave their relationship a second chance in 2014. During a charity event in February of 2014, Molzahn told People that they had been back together for a few months and “being away from the public eye” was beneficial to their relationship. It seems that Molzahn had marriage and children on her mind when she stated.
“I’m happy, and I think we both know where we want it to head. The purpose and the goal is marriage and family.”
By May of 2014, the couple split again, and sometime during the summer, Kiptyn met Samm, the mother of his soon-to-be-born child. Murphy reportedly owns a medical distribution company, but also appeared on the reality show Opposite Worlds on the SyFy channel.
— Samm Murphy (@Samm_Murphy) March 1, 2014
Kiptyn, 37, gushed over the woman of his dreams during his interview with Us Weekly, and is excited to begin life as a new father with her.
“Samm is an amazing woman — she’s an athletic, active, intelligent woman running her own business. She’ll be an amazing mom.”
Perhaps Tenley, who lives a few blocks away from her ex in San Diego, will be invited to the baby shower, along with the rest of their Bachelor Nation friends.