Big Brother star Rachel Reilly has big pregnancy surprise

Sep 17, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. ET
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Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas met and fell in love on Season 12 of Big Brother, so it was only fitting that they announce they are expecting a “Brenchel” baby on the reality show as well.


Former Big Brother contestants Reilly, 30, and Villegas, 25, appeared on the live elimination special on Sept. 16 to share the news with host Julie Chen and their fans that they are expecting their first baby.

“Well, you know, Julie, how I say, ‘No one comes in between me and my man?’" she said. "Except a BrenchelBaby!” 

Chen gifted the couple with a “Team Brenchel” onesie, which she posted on Instagram and wrote that she “can't wait to over load insta with pregnancy pics...and new baby pics.”

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Fans of the couple probably aren’t too surprised she is pregnant, as she said last year that they were actively trying for a baby.

“Well, we are definitely trying, so maybe we’ll get pregnant soon. We’re hoping! We are actively trying, but we have not gotten pregnant yet,” she said.

It looks like all that trying paid off!

Chen shared the following photo on Twitter, in which she is standing near the couple, and Reilly is wearing a purple skirt that showed off a hint of a baby bump.


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Reilly and Villegas were married in 2012, and they are actually the first Big Brother couple to have tied the knot. She recently shared some sweet snapshots of her wedding day. The lavish wedding, which had Big Brother’s Matt Hoffman officiating the ceremony, was held on top of the AT&T Center in Los Angeles — and Reilly made quite the entrance as she arrived in a helicopter.


Congratulations to the couple on the happy baby news!

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