There’s a Bachelor Nation baby boom going on with six stars of ABC’s popular reality show due to give birth in 2016. The latest addition to the baby bump club is Season 9 Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock who announced on Wednesday that she’s almost four months along with her first baby.
What’s the latest on Des’ pregnancy, and who are the other Bachelor and Bachelorette stars awaiting their bundle of joy this year? Here’s the latest on the six ladies who are pregnant and an update on two gals from the Bachelor franchise who recently gave birth.
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Season 4 Bachelorette Deanna Pappas and her husband Stephen Stagliano welcomed their second child, Austin Michael, on March 2. The couple has a 2-year-old daughter, Addison Marie and recently told People that they are tired but enjoying life as a family of four.
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One month later Ashley Salter, known to many as the “Onion Girl” from Chris Soules’ season of the Bachelor, delivered a healthy baby boy, Brooks Hartman, with her fiance Austin Brannen by her side.
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Both ladies were sporting their baby bumps at Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert’s wedding in January, and they had several other moms-to-be to chat with.
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Catherine Lowe, Ali Fedotowsky, Melissa Rycroft, and Erica Rose revealed to host Chris Harrison they were expecting while filming the wedding special and have been keeping fans updated about their pregnancies through their social media accounts.
Newly pregnant Season 5 Bachelorette Jillian Harris attended the wedding with her boyfriend of four years, Justin Pasutto, but didn’t share her big news until several weeks after the Bachelor at 20: Celebration of Love aired on ABC.
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Former Bachelorette Des Hartsock and her husband Chris Siegfried didn’t attend Jade and Tanner’s wedding in January, but they had plenty to celebrate on their own. They marked their first wedding anniversary on January 18, and three months later, Desiree revealed to Us Weekly (video below) that they are expecting their first child.
The couple met on Season 9 of the Bachelorette in 2013 and got married in a private ceremony in January 2015. On Wednesday, Des stated that she is 13 weeks pregnant and said they found out the big news on Valentine’s Day while on their anniversary trip in Hawaii.
“I kind of knew, like, ‘You know something, I think I’m pregnant. We were in Hawaii, when we went for our one-year anniversary. That’s when we took a test and found out!”
Who will be next to join the Bachelor baby bump club? Perhaps Kaitlyn Bristowe? The Season 11 Bachelorette and her fiancé Shawn Booth recently told People magazine that they are “pumped to start a family soon” and may put the baby making before their wedding.
“We know we’re going to get married, but we’re really pumped to start a family!,” Kaitlyn told People. “I don’t feel like there is a specific order we have to go in. I think we’re more excited about having kids than actually getting married!”
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