Jillian Harris, former star of “The Bachelorette,” just welcomed a beautiful baby!
All the congrats to Jillian Harris she’s a mama!
The former Bachelorette confirmed to PEOPLE on Saturday that she and her longtime partner Justin Pasutto just had their first baby on Friday — and it’s a boy name Leo. Perfect for a little guy who came roaring into the world during smack in the middle of the fifth sign of the zodiac, no?
She even shared a photo of her newborn. Welcome to the Internet, Leo!
Leo’s sex was a surprise for the couple, who waited until his birth to learn they were having a son. Jillian has been using Instagram to chronicle her pregnancy journey, posting photos of adorable baby clothes, her growing bump, and even family portraits including the couple’s dog Nacho, AKA the new big brother.
“I can’t remember a time where my heart has been SO full,” the blogger and Love It Or List It, Too host captioned her pregnancy announcement excitedly on Instagram. “A total dream come true!! We are over the moon, stoked, blessed, [ecstatic]!!!!! Little babe, we CANNOT wait to meet you!!!!!!”
Fans of The Bachelorette might remember Jillian from the 5th season of the show, where she chose Ed Swiderski as the winner. The couple broke up in 2010, but awesomely for Jillian, she found her dream partner in Justin, whom she was smitten with by the second date.
And 12 days before her birthday, she got the greatest gift ever.
“In late 2015, right before my 36 birthday, we ‘practiced for baby’ … and got lucky, we found out 12 days BEFORE my 36th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!” she wrote on her blog in March.
We wonder if Leo’s nursery will be full of stuffed lions. One can only hope.
Congrats to Jillian and Justin on their new arrival!