It’s a girl! Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and her fiancé Kevin Manno welcomed their first daughter into the world on Wednesday. The former reality TV star gave birth to the couple’s beautiful daughter on Wednesday, July 6, just five days after Bachelor Sean Lowe and his wife, Catherine Giudici Lowe welcomed their son, Samuel Thomas Lowe.
What did Ali and Kevin name their baby girl, how much did she weigh, and how many Bachelor franchise stars are expecting a baby this year? Get all the details below, along with an adorable picture of the new mother and father with their precious bundle of joy, Molly Sullivan Manno.
— RealityTVRumors (@RealityTVRumors) July 7, 2016
Ali Fedotowsky was a cast member on Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor and went on to star as the Bachelorette on Season 6 in 2010 and got engaged to contestant Roberto Martinez on the season finale of the ABC reality series. According to People, the couple called off their engagement 18-months later, but two years later, after landing a gig with E! News, Ali started dating radio and television host Kevin Manno and announced their engagement in September 2015.
Fedotowsky, who left E! News in June 2015 to become a full-time blogger, announced in January 2016 that she was expecting her first child with Kevin. She shared the ups and downs of her pregnancy — and some adorable maternity fashions — on her Ali Luvs blog in the months leading up to the July 6 birth of her daughter.
How will I tell if my water breaks? Photo from snapchat – AliFedotowsky pic.twitter.com/1QXEkBalOk
— Ali Fedotowsky (@AliFedotowsky) July 4, 2016
In March, Ali and Kevin revealed on her blog that they were expecting a baby girl and on Wednesday their dream came true when Ali gave birth to Molly Sullivan Manno. According to Us Weekly, Molly was born at 8:22 a.m., weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 22 inches long.
Fans who read Ali’s blog were expecting to wait another week or so before getting a glimpse of the newest Bachelor baby, but Molly arrived ahead of schedule. On her blog, Ali revealed that her due date was July 14, but her doctor didn’t think she would make it to 40 weeks.
“My belly has certainly dropped and my doctor feels confident that we won’t make it until 40 weeks,” Ali wrote. “I am so excited. I can’t imagine what it will feel like to see her and hold her for the first time.”
Now that their daughter has arrived, the new parents are gushing over the girl who was named after both of their grandmothers.
“This little angel is not even a day old and is already our entire world. Molly Sullivan is named after two very important women in our lives. My late-grandmother, Molly Fedotowsky, and Kevin’s late grandmother, Eva Sullivan, will both live on in our little girl.”
It’s a busy year for babies in the Bachelor family. In addition to Sean Lowe and Ali Fedotowsky becoming first-time parents, Melissa Rycroft (Jason Mesnick’s season) delivered her third child, a boy, in May; Ashley Salter (Chris Soules’ season and Bachelor in Paradise 2) had a baby boy, Brooks Hartman Brannen in April; and former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas Stagliano and her husband Stephen welcomed their second child, Austin Michael, in March.
Fans can expect to see more birth announcements coming in 2016 with Bachelorette Jillian Harris (Season 5) due in just a few weeks and Bachelorette Des Hartsock (Season 9) due in October.
And that’s not all! Bachelor Pad 2 star Erica Rose is expecting her first child in the coming months and People recently reported that Ali Fedotowsky’s runner-up on the Bachelorette, Chris Lambton, is going to be a first-time father — his wife Peyton is expecting in November.
[Image by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images]