Big Brother fans got some big news this week as Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas revealed they are expecting their first baby. This will be the first Big Brother baby after 17 seasons of the show, and fans are thrilled for the couple.
The big news came during Wednesday night’s show. Big Brother fans had been getting teasers that something was coming, and some correctly guessed that it would be a pregnancy announcement from Rachel and Brendon. People shared some additional details after the show.
Brendon and Rachel shared the good news.
“We’re so excited for this new adventure! After competing on four reality shows we feel like we’re prepared for this new challenge. We found a way to make another lifelong alliance member and we couldn’t be more overjoyed.”
The couple, nicknamed “Brenchel,” added that they just knew they had to make the big announcement on the show. This will surely remind fans of a bit of what everybody got to see last summer when Jeff Schroeder proposed to Jordan Lloyd on the show. Fans love their lasting BB couples, and viewers were excited to have the opportunity to join in on the fun.
Rachel and Brendon met during Season 12 of the show during the summer of 2010. They kept the romance alive after leaving Big Brother and went on to compete together on Season 20 of The Amazing Race. The couple returned to Big Brother for Season 13, which Rachel won, and they did Amazing Race in Season 24 as well.
Despite a relationship that had plenty of rocky moments, Brendon and Rachel got married in September 2012. Their wedding aired on reality TV via the WE Network, and they currently live in Los Angeles. This is the Big Brother franchise’s first baby, but there are a couple of other successful relationships that have stood the test of time as well.
Jeff and Jordan are planning their wedding, and Big Brother fans were thrilled to see Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones walk down the aisle a while back as well. In addition, it looks like Season 16 lovebirds Hayden Voss and Nicole Franzel are still going strong. Both Hayden and Nicole just posted fun photos and notes to their Instagram pages as they celebrated their first anniversary.
Fans may not know quite yet when this Big Brother baby is due, but most would guess Rachel’s due date is a ways off yet. She’s already joked that she’ll be overloading fans following her social media accounts with updates, and those who love “Brenchel” can’t wait for more.
Stay tuned for updates on Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly’s Big Brother baby as their pregnancy continues. Who will be the next to share some fun news with franchise fans?
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