A little bundle of Bachelor Nation joy has finally arrived! Former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas Stagliano gave birth to her first child with hubby Stephen Stagliano — and just as they announced back in September, it's a girl. We don't know the girl's name yet, but we do know that DeAnna and Stephen are thrilled.
While the couple's daughter was born on Thursday, February 6, DeAnna and Stephen took a few days to share the happy news with the world. "Our little angel is here," Stephen tweeted late Saturday, February 8, along with his baby's arrival date. "Daddy now has two loves in his life! Thank you all for the love and support."
Being a dad was like a birthday present to Stephen, who turned 30 on February 4. The timing was not lost on Deanna, who had been given a February 8 due date; she joked while announcing her pregnancy back in August, "I told [Stephen] all he’s getting for his birthday this year is a baby!"
DeAnna later confirmed the birth of their to People.
When the pair first announced their pregnancy back in August, they couldn't be more excited. “We had been trying for almost a year," Deanna told People at the time. "We wanted this so badly."
When we last saw DeAnna, Stephen, and the baby bump, they were attending another joyous Bachelor Nation celebration: Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici's wedding on January 26. We're super-glad they made it; DeAnna was already feeling exhausted by her January 13 "baby stag" shower. It's not easy being pregnant!
Speaking of Bachelor couples, DeAnna and Stephen met through the show, although not in the same way SeanCat did. Stephen’s twin is Season 5 Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano. DeAnna picked Jesse Csincsak as Season 4's winner, but it didn't work out. Michael set her up with his brother Stephen, and the couple got hitched in 2011! (Michael, by the way, is planning a wedding of his own.)
Congratulations, DeAnna and Stephen! We can't wait to see pictures.
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